A little more progress…

Completed most of the grommets and ring-tooling for Facade Side A, but not done yet.

Posted on: July 6th, 2010 at: 8:42 pm

First full construction day a success

First full day of construction on the Mant Farm completed.  Thanks to everyone who came out and busted their humps all day today, couldn’t have done it without you!

Work today consisted of constructing Facade Side A (tunnel section):

  • chalk lined where scaffolding will be
  • marked out where all grommets go
  • marked out where to cut tunnels
  • rolled glue over all tunnel lines
  • glued patches of canvas to all grommet locations
  • cut out tunnel sections
  • set a bunch of grommets (not all yet)
  • utility knife surgery
  • applied 2 layers of old salmon fish net to facade
  • attached fish net with ring tool (not done)
  • framed entire facade in rope including 2 vertical members (this is for keeping the shape constrained)
  • rolled, folded and stuffed into my car…

Posted on: July 3rd, 2010 at: 10:48 pm

Burlap for first wall complete

Completed seaming together the first wall of natural burlap for the tunnel section today. It wasn’t easy to move it in a big wad but we had to get it out of the studio and fold / role it up. Next step is to cut out the tunnels and repeat for the other side.

Posted on: June 28th, 2010 at: 9:25 pm

More Burlap…

Cut up the rest of the natural colored burlap today…

Posted on: June 26th, 2010 at: 6:54 pm

More Goods…

We got a bunch of stuff in this week:

  1. Ring tool and thousands of rings
  2. Thousands of zip-ties
  3. A bunch of flood lights
  4. Hundreds of feet of light rope, green and white
  5. And the rest of the natural colored burlap

Posted on: June 24th, 2010 at: 6:34 pm