Welding the skeletons

Welding the skeletons

The welding of the two skeletal figures is now complete apart from some general cleaning/grinding of joints and attaching the base plates to the feet. I had the very challenging job of measuring/marking out the many compound joints, cutting them, assembling them and...
Preparing the skeletal figures

Preparing the skeletal figures

Thursday 10th September:  I am here working in the workshop of AK Engineering in Rhode. Alan has very kindly allocated  a small  section of his workshop complete with a bench where I am marking out the compound (complex) angles for each of the skeletal members. I have...
Post COVID-19 Cocooning

Post COVID-19 Cocooning

Today, Tuesday 8th September, I had a virtual meeting with the Concern Team who are coordinating the Finucane Memorial via ZOOM. We discussed progress to date and generally how the project is progressing since recommencing after the cocooning period. Above you will...
Workshop

Workshop

In this section, we will keep you up-to-date on the actual manufacturing process of the project. Knut and I have divided up the different elements of the work that we will each undertake in our respective...
TIG welding training

TIG welding training

When I was serving my apprenticeship with Barney O’Connor in Tullamore during the 1960’s we would often have to use the services of the Tyrrell Brothers (ironwworks) in Market Square, Tullamore. I was always fascinated by welding. So when this contract...
Replica site

Replica site

From early on in the planning process we thought it would be a good idea to replicate the actual memorial site at the back of my workshop here in Rhode. The reason for this is two-fold:  it enables us to come to terms with the actual area Limerick Co. Council have...