Re: starplates - lumber connectors



Photo shows a 3 fr octahedral dome,  1 fr. Icosa-Dome dog house under
construction, and
2 fr. Icosahedral dome made with plywood sheet connector plates. As
described in "Domebuilders Handbook".
http://www.gardendome.com/dog_house.jpg
Ernie



J & D Goldman wrote:

> Hi all,
>   I've looked at the starplates, which seemed rather limited at first.
> Then I realized that you could get other axial angles out of them if
> you either put a shim wedge between the plate and the lumber to
> increase the angle, or shave the lumber to decrease the angle.
>    Later, I found a few companies that make various "gazebo" plates.
> They are often 6 or 8 strut hubs, but I don't find 5's like the
> starplate.  They aren't real cheap either. However, USP and Simpson
> sell some you might want to look at.  With the right combination of
> plates, one could make about any dome you want, not just a 1 frequency
> icosahedron.
>
> http://www.uspconnectors.com/illustration.htm
>
> http://www.lbrspec.com/simpson.html
>
> -Dan G.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: The Millers <triorbtl at sover dot net>
> To: domesteading <domesteading at sculptors dot com>
> Date: Wednesday, July 04, 2001 9:01 PM
> Subject: starplate
>
> >>
> http://www.strombergschickens.com/catalog/aviarys/aviary_supply.htm#fr
> amework
> >
> >Sorry no pictures for a while because of my antiquated equipment. You
> would
> >have to have a small car to use it for a carport. Like an Austin
> Mini.
> >Steve
> >
> >Formactive--
> >http://www.sover.net/~triorbtl/
> >
> >
> >




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