Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The drawbridge deck

The very first lowering of the drawbridge deck. Due to a technical glitch, I lost the very first raising of the drawbridge, but I did capture the first lowering. In its final form, there will be some kind of mechanical means of lowering the bridge/deck, not those two burly men we see in the video.

The idea for a drawbridge deck came about after an extended discussion about mouse traps. Mice are a real problem in the winter. We decided rather than spend our time trying to figure out how to kill the mice, we'd try and keep them out instead. And thus the drawbridge deck was born. The second phase will be to wrap the posts with a foot wide piece of sheet metal, to keep them from crawling up.

For now though, we needed a wider deck/bridge to safely accomodate Big Build #1 coming at the end of the month.
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