Getting ready to weld!

On Monday the students focused on prepping the trailer base for welding. The textured trailer surface must be smoothed out with a grinder anywhere that welding will take place. Under the supervision of A-B Tech welding instructor Susan Russell, who taught the students to weld last week, students are cutting the final beams that need to be welded to the base of the structure.

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A-B Tech welding instructor Susan Russell displays the results of grinding.

Meanwhile, students in the woodshop built models and drafted out design changes. A new 1″ scale model takes into account some updates to the canopy structure and addresses the true scale width of the beams. Another student is drafted a section of the stage that must be lowered 1/4″ to accommodate welding –  a small change with a big impactIMG_5787On Wednesday, students continued to work on the trailer frame. They began installing joists on the floorboards of the trailer to provide support for the canopy beams.

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