Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Over the Weekend

After two trips to the Resource Center on 135th street, we ended up with about 150 pounds of steel for just 10 cents a pound. We're using steel pipe that David suspects was used for farm equipment as our cross-braces, and some really beefy punched steel to build the structures that will support all of the internals (eg the turbine itself, the alternator(s) and the flywheel).

Bob demonstrated with ease, though not without some bruises and burns, how to flatten the steel pipe, which had a 1/4 inch wall (not an easy task for mere mortals like you and me).

Locked and loaded, part deux: beefy steel.

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