let's pimp the mini ramp with a bit of pool curves!!
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Step 1: Lay Out
first we started with the mini ramp, 1 meter high, 2.5meter wide and a radius of 2111 mm, we made 2 transitions out of one popular plywood board ( 1.22 m x 2.5 m)
the radius was drawn using a long stick with 2 nails or screw's trough it at a distance mentionned above
Step 2: Work in Progress
putting beams between the vertical plates en mount the tubing
Step 3: Putting on the Deck Plates
Step 4: Then for the Curved Corners ..
when i have to do something difficult i Always try to make a model at 1/10 scale so it's very easy to find flaw's or take measurements from that..
then i construct it in cardboard to get a real like feeling..
Step 5: Cut Out Plan
so for the mini itself i got 2 section's out of one plate, but with a bit of thinking i could get 4 sections !!
the holes i cut out will be used on top of the base pieces so i get the same height of the mini..
Step 6: Here You See the Base Pieces With the Cut Out's on Top
Step 7: Time to Put the Sides Together, It's Starting to Look Like a Curve!!
Step 8: Drawing the Same Radius on the Rib's
the sides are cut at 7.5° to fit snug on the transition sides
Step 9: Mounting the Supports for the Rib's
these also double to get some extra thickness of the transition's, when i put the sheets on this gives me extra place to put screw's in..
Step 10: 1 Section of Rib's Completed
Step 11: Fully Ribbed..
Step 12: The Pool Deck
now it's get getting interesting,
i measured for an hour or so to make a model plate (white) so i just had to lay it on the plywood draw around it and cut
i wasn't to happy with the seems so for the second layer i did it another way
after mounting the first pizza point, i put the second slice a bit over the first one, then cut the first one with a Multi saw, so this way they fit rather seemless..
Step 13: So Here We Have the Base Ready With 2 Layers of 8 Mill Plywood, the Rest Will Be Done After Mounting on the Ramp
i've put a metal wire around the top's so i can lay a cardboard on it to draw the radius for the coping