One of my co-workers decided to have a bridge building contest. Why, you might ask? I’m not exactly sure myself, but nevertheless, several of us decided it was a worthy endeavor and signed up to participate.
The parts list is as follows:
· 3’ ¼ round dowel
· 3’ ¼ square dowel
· 3’ #15 nylon twine
· 20 tooth picks
· Any amount of Elmers original and/or standard wood glue
The bridge has to span a 12” crevice and the winner is the highest ratio of supported weight to the weight of the bridge. We’re only competing for pride and bragging rights – no prize money involved.
The contest day is only one week away. I have a design in mind and even did a bit of tooling and proof of concept work for it last weekend. But I think imagining it will be easier than building it… I’ll keep you posted on the progress and outcome!