Tuesday, 26 August 2008


So some photos at last. I wanted to wait until we had some ply cladding up or it just doesn't look much at all. Mike and I have been beavering away and things are nicely taking shape. Rich has been t-nutting as have both Kev and Extreme Roger. Thanks guys.
I've just finished what's become known as 'Compound Corner' - due to the complexity of angles and cuts - and it certainly had me scratching my head a few times. It was worth the moments of frustration though and we have a wild and unique feature.
This completes the circuits area, made up of a 12 degree board, a 30 degree board leading into Compound corner (45 degrees), then the campus board and finally the curving wall leading to the fire exit doorway.

We've now just started on the framework for the roof feature and will be cracking on with that this week. Mike couldn't quite understand the shapes in my head until I made a quick model. It will be over 4m wide by 6m long with angles of 10, 20, 45, 80 and 85 degrees overhanging... Compound city no less!

The internals are taking shape, Tony and Will are in baton heaven - toilets, showers, office and kitchen wall studding is all slotting into place and the extractor fans have been mounted in their custom housings. We should hopefully be replacing our tired steel shutter doors next week with brand new electric ones.

It's starting to feel like a climbing wall in there now though there's still a long way to go and lots of new and exciting shapes to create...


wookie_73 said...

Nice to see you have your cave done. Will be round soon (hopfully) to check on progress. Dave

kass said...

Paul it looks absolutely brilliant. Good luck to you and keep up the good work!