Build week 10 – 2010

Happy birthday to Zac who turned 29 on Monday! We went to the Mummies of the World exhibit at the California Science Center on Saturday for Zac’s birthday. Dead people really do look like paper mache. I got a great book about the exhibit that is like 4 inches thick and has tons of pictures of decay, mummies, and other creepy stuff.

On Sunday Kendra and Patty got started on the mache of their carousel creatures. I forgot to bring my camera, so there is only a few pics from my phone, whose battery was near dead.

Mache

I worked on the carousel, finishing the construction of the assembly linkages. I have built it to break down into 7 easily stored pieces that go together like a puzzle in about 30 minutes. Here’s me fitting the top:

Scarousel

There is still a long way to go on this carousel, and it is eating up a lot of our build time. One more hour of work next week, and then it will just be a matter of  decoration and painting. The fun part.

We are down two builders this year (at least for now) and we might have to scale back. I am fighting to finish all the things we have planned. To get it all done, I will have to work at home on the weeknights doing anything and everything I can. I have been working out the build schedule,  I’ll post a screenshot when I’m done. It’s gonna be way worse than last year’s schedule.

One Response to “Build week 10 – 2010”

  1. CB says:

    I can’t wait to see each week. Really great work. I am very inspired by your creations.

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