The Joint?

As some of you know I am making a “Wishing Tree” for a park in the town of Richlands.

I have blogged about it before.

You can catch up if you want by looking here and here.

This past week I have started putting the branches on the trunk.

As the high schoolers say it… OMG!!!

 inside joint 1s

The joint between the trunk and the branches needed to be separatable (if that is a word) so I could remove the branches without needing a crane to pick up the parts.

Never one to want to do something the “uncomplicated” way… I devised plates to which the branches are attached.  The base and top parts are held together with 5/8 inch bolts.

both joints s














The whole piece will be covered with 16 gage metal.

torching base 2s











So before it was lost, I thought it would make an interesting photo before it was all hidden inside the metal sheathing.

So there you go….


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