Page Created: 2003 September 03
Page Last Updated: 2007 May 03
Welcome to the Starlight Cascade website!
(44.22.39 N 76.45.47 W 155M Elevation)
in the Township of Stone
Start of the Project: 2007 May
This design came into being. Starting at the top, an inner circle of plywood sized to allow the existing mount feet to settle over top fairly tightly. The edges were beveled to allow this. A bigger circle to act as a floor for the mount feet. The main body under that made out of a spare 1"x8" 4' board. The five sided design came out of that. We would have preferred a circle (next to impossible with my woodworking skills, or a hexagon (6 sided) but that didn't happen either. Finally the legs. 1"x2" were tried and discarded as being way to unstable and weak. 2"x3" were tried as well mounted flush to the main body and still the entire assembly had a tendency to tip over. So we needed a greater stance yet. We ended up wih 2"x4" mounted to the body on the narrow end (extending out 3.5") and then we cut an angle off the bottom feet to allow a smaller point of contact with the ground. Tada! Finished. Mostly.
Two coats of white paint to allow it to be seen easier in the dark and three coats of exterior varathane. Took it out for testing on May 18th and it works great!