Going vertical

It is always great fun to begin the vertical structural steel on a new project. Progress is most often rapid as you block in the basic shapes and determine the proportions. Peter and I tag teamed the assembly and welding while the crew pitched in with the heavy lifting on occasion. We managed to polish off the main structure before quitting time this afternoon. This is the lowest of three sections and it is massive. Peter measured it up this afternoon and assures me it will clear the door frame with ease. What could possibly go wrong? Tomorrow I'll block in the shapes with pencil rod before turning the feature over to the crew to fill in as necessary. Then I'll begin the fabricating the next section which will be perched on top. Stay tuned for another progress report tomorrow...

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