September 12th, 2005

Jungleboy Transparent

Project SG-69 Conundrum: Size and transport

If I make the 10' gate, the pieces come out a couple inches too big to fit in our footlocker

If I make the 100" gate, the aperture is only 7' wide... and Andy is 6'4" in stocking feet...
And I'm not sure if those pieces will fit in the footlocker, either (I have a template printing so I can check tonight).

I think I still want to make the big gate because the ID is 8', enough wider than Andy is tall to not suddenly "shrink" in the eye of the beholder when he steps through it.

What do you all think?
Jungleboy Transparent

Project SG-69 -- started at last!

Having determined to go for the larger gate, I marked out the foamcore for cutting tonight.

It develops I was overly conservative in my original cutting layouts, so I was able to get 6 of the main segments out of a 40x60 sheet of foamcore, and the 9 outer trim segments took only about half of the 3/16" thick black sheet.

Which means I'll have 40x30 of 1/2" white and 3/16" black left for trim pieces as I go along. This is probably a good thing, since I'm making part of this up as I go along.

I'm leaving cutting until tomorrow night since I'm sleep-deprived right now and really don't want to screw this up.

I'll add photos when I get a chance.


ETA: Crap!
Just went back to my drawings. Looks like I managed an in-between small size :-(

Good thing I didn't cut tonight, and good thing I'm painting the whole thing anyway.