Round pavilion Indoors

November 20, 2013 in Tents by Fritz

I fit the poles to each tent I make. This consists of making the poles a little bit too long to start with and trying to set-up the tent. Trim a bit off, set the tent up again. Rinse, repeat, until the the poles fit perfectly. I’ve slowly gotten better at it; I can start closer to the right size and trim more each time, getting to just right a lot faster, but one thing I have not been able to control is the weather and Mister Murphy’s effects there on.

Invariably, as soon as you start setting up tent (whose poles do not fit and is therefore not particularly weather resistant) the weather gets blustery. Rain/snow clouds will show up in a previously clear sky within an hour of starting this endeavor.

There is a large space in the building my shop is in. It’s not my space, but I can use it occasionally. The only problem is that it’s really hard to drive stakes into a concrete floor. So, I came up with a sandbag arrangement to replace the stakes and viola. The first run was yesterday and today. Just a little tweaking and it worked like a charm. I was able to fit two tents, indoors. The weather outside was, predictably, beautiful.