Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ferris Wheel Reaches Minimum Diameter of 8 Feet

Today, thanks to the help of Stephen Walker, the Ferris Wheel now has a minimum diameter of 8 feet after the completion of the third layer, which contains the fifth and sixth supporting rings as well as the third layer of horizontal crossbeams. This new layer brings the height of the structure to 10.5 feet and completion of the wheel is well within sight. However, construction may be delayed due to an ever worsening K'nex piece shortage. Except for lowering piece supplies, construction is going remarkably smoothly and rapidly. Now that the weekend is here, I will have more free time to build, so the wheel should really take shape over the next few days.

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