I had an entry about a Spectator Stand a few months ago .. You can read the previous entry Here >> .. OR scroll down a bit on this page.
But .. it was due time to finish that one off [well, almost!]. After this, I think it's heading into the cereal box up on the shelf.
Having marked out all the benches I cut them out. With a straight edge I lined them up, taped them to a board [up and down] and glued on stripwood on the underside, with a tiny gap between each bench. This so I could get all the stripwood reinforcement on the underside proper in line and straight. Then I just cut them apart with a razor saw.
I made 45 degree cuts at the ends towards the front ..
The copper wire loops are still in place here, but I decided to swap them out. To make the construction more simple. But this is just testing the "strength" prior that. Roll of solder weighting approx. 0.4 kilos. No problem with that, very stable!
Foundaments of scrap pieces of styrofoam and intestinals of a couple of old, worn out mechanical lead pens as pipes. Grill sticks for railings. Steps of stock cardboard.
The railing has two functions, as such and it also *locks* the diagonal raisers in place. The wire loops didn't work out that good!
Hmm .. have to adjust the railing for the steps with pieces of toothpicks, to get it straight. Sloppy, that is.
The back side, reinforced with some strip wood and cut-outs for the ends of the diagonal raisers. The handy if I decide to put some signage at the top or light poles or such ..
Both ends are *covered* by a piece card stock, cut to size. Fastened with 5 -6 tiny brass nails that fits into tiny little holes drilled into the ends of seatrow 1, 4 [aaawh .. missed that one!], 7 and the top back side. Fits quite nifty and very tight. And suits the purpose of this very nicely, as the spectator stand is very easy to *take apart* for storage.
What's left to do is some minor adjustments. A couple of small holes to drill. I've already made steps between seat rows of foamcore. And of course, it needs some paint. Perhaps individual seats, made of stickers. And some finishing touches, with some banners and adds. But that's for next .. or later update
-- ron --
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A Spectator Stand .. some more steps