Monday, April 14, 2008

Giant Ant (step 7) - construction day 3

It's good to lift with your knees, but better to lift with hydraulics!

We welded the frame right onto the lift so that we could maneuver the legs and body parts without straps, ropes, or clamps getting in the way.

Every project needs legs to get off the ground, and a giant ant is no different.

First the re-bar legs were welded inside steel piping. Then we measured the angle of each joint and cut the pipe to match. And finally we re-attach the halves and weld them back together.

Six legs per ant. No more, no less.

And after several counts, we were sure.

Almost ready to stand on it's own!

The end?

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