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abbabibble
2009-01-23, 01:46 AM
Ok, so i've been out of the forums loop for a long while, what with college and my various projects. So i figured i'd jump back in with this, our latest project:
Dome, sweet dome!

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1978/138/107/1310747987/n1310747987_272033_8507.jpg

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1978/138/107/1310747987/n1310747987_272034_8732.jpg

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1978/138/107/1310747987/n1310747987_272037_9351.jpg

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1978/138/107/1310747987/n1310747987_272037_9351.jpg

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1978/138/107/1310747987/n1310747987_272038_9564.jpg

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1978/138/107/1310747987/n1310747987_272040_9987.jpg

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1978/138/107/1310747987/n1310747987_272041_206.jpg

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1978/138/107/1310747987/n1310747987_272042_424.jpg

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1978/138/107/1310747987/n1310747987_272043_641.jpg

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1978/138/107/1310747987/n1310747987_272044_864.jpg

abbabibble
2009-01-23, 01:46 AM
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1978/138/107/1310747987/n1310747987_272046_1320.jpg

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1978/138/107/1310747987/n1310747987_272047_1542.jpg

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1978/138/107/1310747987/n1310747987_272048_1769.jpg

Jeremy R
2009-01-23, 02:00 AM
Cool, BUT, my brother lives in a wooden dome! You should cover it with wood, spraypaint it brown, and make it like this: :D :P

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/Spongebob/images/thumb/f/fb/ROCK.jpg/150px-ROCK.jpg

abbabibble
2009-01-23, 02:07 AM
it will be covered. complete with carpet floor and fireplace.

Ducttape
2009-01-23, 02:24 AM
Kewlness

Jeremy R
2009-01-23, 02:27 AM
My bro's dome house has a sign that says Home sweet Dome.

saskatchewanian
2009-01-23, 02:31 AM
that is just slightly bigger than a greenhouse dome that I made with my mom in our back yard a few years ago. It looks good.

Seager
2009-01-23, 03:27 AM
I like this thread, and would like to subscribe to it's newsletter.

abbabibble
2009-01-23, 04:27 AM
mebbe we'll drag it out to moab this year.

ckanode
2009-01-23, 01:10 PM
I love geodesic domes. Thanks for sharing. Here's a site that sells them, but I mainly posted the link for inspiration from their photos.
http://www.pacificdomes.com/

Seager
2009-01-23, 03:21 PM
It's conduit with the ends crushed flat, right? In my experience building things with conduit it's very hard to crush the ends so that they lie on the same plane. How did you do it consistantly?

abbabibble
2009-01-29, 01:48 AM
we built a jig mounted to a 1/2 ton arbor press specifically for that purpose.

uninorcal
2009-01-30, 06:09 AM
STRAIGHT TO THE DOME!!! That's how we do in Truckee, all day, every day. Is that thing still at Kyle's? If so I wanna do some filming in it.

JJtheunicycle
2009-01-30, 08:32 PM
Those are sweet pants.

uninorcal
2009-02-01, 05:15 AM
Those are sweet pants.

haha he made those pants too lol i need a pair of those