With the year coming to an end – an update on the DOME home status for 2018, in picture form:
Figure 1: The timber was confirmed to be straight
Figure 2: 16mm pocket holes were drilled using 16mm countersink bit & radial arm drill press. 2- screws per connection will be used. Buildex 14-10 x 100mm timber screws were pre-drilled.
Figure 3: Sika Pro was applied to the joints prior to screw fixing
Figure 4: 3- two hexagon sides are connected first
Figure 5: The 3- two side sets are connected to form a hexagon module. The hexagon corner jig is seen in this picture
Figure 6: Gettin jiggy
Figure 7: 4 hexagon modules are complete. The design distance across the diagonals is 1850mm. The as-built hexagon modules range from 1847mm to 1855mm across the diagonals – this error seems tolerable.
Figure 8: Nutritious eggs