Friday, October 28, 2011

Material Science: Glass CT-7

It's almost been a month attending Bill Hole's class Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 12:00. Our first project is a leaded glass window. We just learned how to solder the lead joints.

Cutting the lead is simple with these cutters

brushing the lead came before patina (coloring)

Bill demonstrating cutting methods.

Copper foil being applied to glass in place of the lead came technique
We didn't get to see how the grinder worked until we had used the grozing pliers for a week.

Cleaning the joint with a wire brush before applying flux.

Preheating the lead helps the solder flow.

My piece flipped over after soldering the first side.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Rough framing and wall raising

Wall Framing for the Photovoltaic Student's sheds. Next Step will be Framing for the roof systems.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

HPRT Club members building sheds for CR Photovoltaic students

Several club members are involved in a carpentry class being offered by CR's Construction Technology program. The course goals for this semester are to build four sheds for the photovoltaic students also within the Construction technology department. Here are some photos of the floor joists being notched for the forklift which is part of the inevitable journey across campus. More photos soon will be up of the wall and roof framing segments of the sheds.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2011 Eureka Heritage Society Home Tour

Once again the Heritage society put together a wonderful home tour in which some of the CR HPRT club members were available to be docents at several sites. Another notable HPRT activity during this event was the ANNIE B RYAN field school was open to the public as a supplemental home on the tour. It was an amazing turnout as we had over 50 persons sign the guest sign in at the field school. Visitors were greeted by Bill Hole and several club members and were given a tour around our field school and were shown castings, mill work, tools, and photos of the active work and material sciences that the students practice every Saturday in the fall.

We also would like to thank the Eureka Heritage Society for their invitation to the Eureka theater for a little after hours libations!