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    Trust in the Truss

    By juvasquez
    May 13, '13 11:19 PM EST

    After many days of squaring, leveling, and welding, the trusses are complete on both the bridge and the ramp!

    We've now moved on to welding the guardrail posts to the I-beams, and fabricating the wood guardrails.

    We've been using our new dado blade for the table saw to route out notches for the steel supports, LED lights, and a drip edge in each piece of wood being used in the guardrail. It creates a LOT of sawdust, but also creates a beautiful end product. This 100-year old reclaimed white oak is gorgeous, once you plane it and trim it a bit!

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The Virginia Tech design/buildLAB is a Project Based Experiential Learning program focused on the research, development and implementation of innovative construction methods and architectural designs. Students collaborate with local communities and industry experts to conceive and realize built architecture projects that are both educational and charitable in nature. The blog is run by design/buildLAB students who are designing and building a fieldhouse for the Clifton Forge Little League.

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