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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/25/2020 :  6:48:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The next structure for Alderson, PA is a water tank. Its a little unusual because the base is totally enclosed.

I cut out two disks for top and bottom. The tank in the photo i have of Alderson is tapered slightly.



The boards are 4 by 8, each sanded along each edge to provide the necessary taper.



Working on the base now.

Mike


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 08/25/2020 :  7:13:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job, Mike! Keep going!

Pete
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deemery
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Posted - 08/25/2020 :  7:40:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did you just swag the taper, or did you calculate and construct a pattern for the boards?

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/25/2020 :  8:02:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Orionvp17

Nice job, Mike! Keep going!

Pete
in Michigan



Thank you!!



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/25/2020 :  8:05:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by deemery

Did you just swag the taper, or did you calculate and construct a pattern for the boards?

dave


I did it by eye, constantly checking that the staves were perpendicular to the frame and adjusting degree of taper as needed.



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 08/25/2020 :  9:06:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good eye on the taper! Looks good.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/25/2020 :  11:33:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Bill.


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railman28
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Posted - 08/25/2020 :  11:43:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent Job on tapering the tank.

Bob


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/26/2020 :  08:02:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Bob.


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deemery
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Posted - 08/26/2020 :  08:52:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Of course, in olden days cooperage was a skill that a lot more people had, so a tapered tank was pretty common. Looks good, and I bet the taper is easier to see in person.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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George D
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Posted - 08/26/2020 :  09:23:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those boards fit nicely on your taper, Mike.

George



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/26/2020 :  1:52:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Dave and George.

Yes, the taper is pretty subtle.

Mike



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Larryc
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Posted - 08/30/2020 :  2:20:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job on the water tank. The tapering makes the tank look really good. I should have had you around when I was building the silo. Great job!


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/30/2020 :  3:51:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Larry. I probably could have used some practice with a silo first.

Mike



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Philip
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Posted - 08/30/2020 :  10:29:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice building Mike! You will need plenty of music for the water tower as well! Most likely more!

Philip



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