Wednesday, January 11, 2006


Dearest dudettes,

Here’s what were going to do. Wednesday is going to be an awesome build day. Jen’s bringing the van. I want you guys to pick up all the LUMBER and use your RADIAL SAW (do you have parent supervision or atleast a buddy?) to cut the lumber to approximate lengths. Remember to add like ¼” to every length since the radial saw will chew through material the thickness of the blade.

Emily will go to Minton’s Lumber in Mountain View either Wednesday or Thursday morning before work to pick up 2 sheets of ¼” plywood and 1 sheet of ¾” plywood and half a sheet of ½” plywood and have the sheets cut to approximate sizes for transport and ease of cutting through the table saw at IDEO. If you haven’t noticed, it’s a pain putting a sheet of 4’X 8’ plywood through the table saw!! SO DON'T BUY ANY PLYWOOD SHEET!

Go to Home Depot and buy the material, and cut it to rough lengths on the radial saw. We'll get the sheet cut at IDEO on Thursday and assemble the field elements!

Fasteners to purchase:
2 boxes of #7 1-5/8 in deck screws (1 lb. boxes)
2 boxes of #8 2-1/2 in deck screws (1 lb. boxes)
1 box of 1 in. fine thread drywall screws (package)


Purchase the following:
5 pieces – 1” X 3” X 8’ (#2) SPF Lumber (or wood strapping)

Measure out and cut on radial saw:
* 2 pieces that are 3’-11” long
* 1 piece that is 3’-9.5” long
* 2 pieces that are 3’-4.25” long
* 4 pieces that are 2’-11.25” long

Remember to mark the length of your wood pieces with a pencil afterwards so we can keep track of the pieces!


Purchase the following:
2 pieces – 1.5” X 1.5” X 8’
3 pieces – 2” X 3” X 8’
2 pieces – 2” X 4” X 8’
3 pieces – 1” X 3” X 8’

Now, measure out and cut on the radial saw . . . you can figure this one out from the drawings at the back of your manual. Remember to mark the length of your wood pieces again, maybe even number them with the corresponding part number from the drawing!

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