Today I was able to finish the outside skirt on the stage frame. The end of the project is in sight! It took a long time to get to this point, with the trade show display all of a sudden in the mix. Here are some pictures of what happened today. Those frames are starting to get heavy!
Starting to get the front skit in place as one continuous piece around the curve. The piece is close to 16′ long and handles like a limb noodle.
The forklift on the other side was very helpfull to keep the piece in place for clamping.
After working the skirt around the curved frame, I came to the spot where the two frame sections are connected.
I had to trim the skirt back to be in alignment with the joint.
The added plate helped to make a straight cut with a cutting wheel.
The skirt is on all the way around. Now I have to seperate the two sections and flip them over to weld the other side.
Taking the frames off the pipe stand with the forklift.
Setting them down on the ground and flipping them over by hand. These pieces are just about as much as I can handle by myself.
The stage frames are reconnected and ready for welding the bottom side of the skirt.
Here are some weld beads along the inside of the skirt.
Adding some spacers to the outside legs to be ready for the recessed toeplate.
Here are a bunch of them after welding.
I’m clamping some leftover pieces to the legs to be able to measure and get the overall lenght of the toeplate.
Now that I have the dimensions, I can layout the toeplate in AutoCAD for cutting on my CNC Plasma table.
Another testpiece to try a solution for the toeplate connection.