Bit by Bit
Started working on the rib extensions for the top peaks. I'm using some cheap 1x2s cut to about 15". There will be about 8" of overlap with the metal ribs. I'm testing it with pine but will likely move up to something better if it works. I want to not only work out how much to extend the frame but also testing if the ribs can handle the extra weight. Once the extension is determined I can go about patterning the fabric for the umbrella. So far slotting the pine has been a pain. The Dremel wants to follow the heavy grain in the wood. I'll need to switch to the router and make a jig.