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.
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 impactOn 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.