Exocubic Studio

Exocubic Studio

What's Happening Now?

I'm currently working on my largest and most complex design to date: "Overcome" for Little Rock, Arkansas. Below is a rendering of the 3d design in Solidworks."Overcome"

"Overcome"

 

 

And here is a gallery of my progress over the last few weeks:

Anchoring Plate
Anchoring Plate

3/8" Stainless plate.

 
1/4" Stainless Parts
1/4" Stainless Parts

Just some of the over 2,000 pounds of stainless steel that make up this thing.

 
Assembling the Platforms
Assembling the Platforms

Each of the arrow-like uprights gets one of these welded to it's base.

 
Hinge System Test 1
Hinge System Test 1

When the entire assembled piece is too big to haul in one piece - divide and conquer! Each upright will be hinged to the anchor plate and tilted up into position on site.

 
Hinge System Test 2
Hinge System Test 2

Making sure everyone fits...

 
Hinge System Test 3
Hinge System Test 3

...and properly pivots on it's hinges.

 
First upright underway
First upright underway

Tacking together the 14 gauge parts that make up the first upright.

 
More upright progress
More upright progress

Weld weld weld weld weld...

 
Bolt pocket
Bolt pocket

Each upright bolts to a central ring to add structural rigidity.

 
Anchor Ring
Anchor Ring

The central ring, with integral 1/2" Hex Nuts. 10 Gauge stainless.

 
Upright is, uh... Upright!
Upright is, uh... Upright!

Woot.

 
Platform meets Upright
Platform meets Upright

Tacking the upright into position on the platform.

 
Stack o'uprights
Stack o'uprights

Weld, weld, weld. Grind grind grind. Swirl swirl swirl. Stack stack stack.

 
Joining the halves
Joining the halves

Time to make one anchor plate out of two halves.

 
It Works! Hey Mikey!
It Works! Hey Mikey!
 
Three.
Three.

Three uprights fit into place, with the anchor ring in place.

 
Testing the Tilt-Up concept
Testing the Tilt-Up concept
 
Barad-Dur
Barad-Dur

Not really Sauron's tower. Just a giraffe's-eye view of the sculpture so far.

 
Shiny!
Shiny!