Week 8 Group F Lab Data: Woodworking

Introduction: Given that this week was far more about working to construct the tent and we were all occupied for all of the 4-hour lab time, there was not a very large amount of data I was able to record. Most of the data in this post will be the 60% measurements of each of the pieces of wood, since we created a 60% replica of what the viking tent would have looked like. There will also be the measurements of where we decided to drill holes in the four shear legs, since that was my group’s responsibility at the end of the lab.

Data:

Original MeasurementsOur Tent Measurements (60% of original)
(p) Shear leg– 410cm length
– 19cm width
– 4cm thick
– 246cm length
– 11.4cm width
– 2.4cm thick
(g) Shear leg– 410cm length
– 18cm width
– 4cm thick
– 246cm length
– 10.8cm width
– 2.4cm thick
(l) Transom– 450 cm length
– 11cm width
– 4cm thick
– 270cm length
– 6.6cm width
– 2.4cm thick
(o) Shear leg– 410cm length
– 18cm width
– 4cm thick
– 246cm length
– 10.8cm width
– 2.4cm thick
(h) Shear leg– 410cm length
– 18cm width
– 4cm thick
– 246cm length
– 10.8cm width
– 2.4cm thick
(n) Transom– 450cm length
– 13cm width
– 4cm thick
– 270cm length
– 7.8cm width
– 2.4cm thick
(i) Side ground pole– 570cm length
– 8.3cm diameter
– 342cm length
– 4.98cm diameter
(r) Side ground pole– 560cm length
– 8.3cm diameter
– 336cm length
– 4.98cm diameter
(b) Ridge pole– 505cm length
– 6.4cm diameter (in middle)
– 6.1cm near ends
– 303cm length
– 3.84cm diameter (in middle)
– 3.66cm near ends
Table 1. The 60% measurements of the original tent piece of wood dimensions that we used to make our tent at 60% the scale of the original. Note that these numbers are all theoretically the size we wanted our tent to be, and that none of these numbers were actually measured once the tent was constructed. While our group was shaping the wood, though, we did measure the transoms to be around 270cm, so it is generally safe to assume that we met the 60% conditions of the tent.
Original MeasurementsOur Tent Measurements (60% of original)
Shear leg upper hole40cm24cm
Shear leg lower hole20cm12cm
Animal head carving???19cm
Table 2. Similar to the previous table, this show the 60% measurements that we used, although this time for drilling the holes. The instructions on the back of the manual said to put the hole 40cm below upper part of animal head and 20cm above the lower end, which translates to 24cm and 12cm respectively when cut down to 60%. Interestingly, the numbers did differ in the actual instructions on some of the shear legs–for instance, instructions for piece h actually says to put it 34cm below upper part of animal head and 27cm above the lower end, but we decided to drill all of the holes in the same 24cm and 12cm parts of the wood. It seems to have worked well regardless! Finally, not related to where we drilled holes but included in the table is where we decided to mark off the animal heads. Per Austin’s request, I drew marks on each of the shear legs to create this dividing point at 19cm down, though it is worth noting that the instruction page on the back of the manual does not mention anything about where the animal head section cuts off.
Piece of wood with pencil marks showing a dragon, 2 holes punched within the animal for eyes, and measurement marks at the bottom of the image
Image 1. The two measurements on the top of the shear leg piece of wood near the animal head (the top line is the 19cm diving line for the animal head and the line below is the 24cm where we would later drill the top hole in the center)

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