This afternoon, we created another template to help us with the task of cutting slots into the Fascia boards, this time, for the outside corners. These 45 degrees corners are only 150mm (6inches) wide so the template is quite small. Our first version was to have the flat plywood plate with the guide rail and slot in it, plus with two arms sticking out at the 45degrees angle so we can clamp the template into place.
But we found that there are slight variations at each of these corners so we decided that the simplest approach is to just simply screw the flat plywood plate straight to the fascia section with two screws . the little holes will be covered up later on so we don’t mind this “kludge” to solve this problem!!
We have used it on the back three corners we had waiting and all went well.
Now we can do the remaining corners as when we get to them as we cut the slot in the other Fascia board.
We then got our mobile platform around the corner (coming from the “A” section to the “P” section – the long side of the Great Room) and got it positioned right down the far end to continue with where we left off from yesterday’s morning work. We proceeded doing the two “P” sections plus also the corner connected to the “O”. We managed to get the tower back around the PA corner (back on the front of the house) before stopping for the day. the tower wasn’t too bad to move with all its heavy concrete blocks loaded on, we just took it easy and used lots of plywood strips on the ground to help support the wheels.
We will continue with the slot cutting on Saturday, going along the front (“A” through to “E”) and down the right side to finish off (“F” to “H”).