Re: starplates - lumber connectors
- To: domesteading at sculptors dot com
- Subject: Re: starplates - lumber connectors
- From: Ernie Aiken <wgd at gtwn dot net>
- Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2001 22:36:15 -0500
- References: <000301c10667$140bcb80$4d9fef3f@gateway>
Photo shows a 3 fr octahedral dome, 1 fr. Icosa-Dome dog house under
2 fr. Icosahedral dome made with plywood sheet connector plates. As
described in "Domebuilders Handbook".
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
> -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
> >Sorry no pictures for a while because of my antiquated equipment. You
> >have to have a small car to use it for a carport. Like an Austin
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