A full working Saturday here in Odumase. Thanks to students we have started to prepare the site. First it was necessary to mark the plan, which has a radius of about 4.5m. After that, we carried around 220 cement blocks from to the school to site. For the prototype we have choosed to use these cement blocks already available here at the school compound, even of the project design is supposed to us earth blocks, made out of the same soil you dig when preparing the site before the construction. In the meantime, at the workshop they have plained and cutted the all wooden profiles, according to the designed measurements and angles. The angle should be very precise so that it can fit precisely into the metal joints.
We then spent the afternoon with the welder finding the fastest solution to make 46 metal joints using the profiles we have already bought. It was not easy to obtain a good sample but at the end it looks strong and precise. First they cutted around 400 pieces of 2″ flat bar 11cm long, then, they made the sample. Even for the pipe was not that easy to cut it straight, for this reason we also finished it using lathe. Joshua the welder seems interested on this process but still many details need to be solved. On Monday we’ll be back on site to go on with the construction