Rambling Robbie is finally installed! The install went well but not without a few challenges; a shredded tire, a broken lift hook and a short but dramatic drop of the rhino onto the truck bed.
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A big thanks to the following companies and individuals without whom this would not have been possible.
Luis Rodrigalvarez – Design and meticulous CAD work
Tracy Robertson of Waterjet Cutting Services – Material and cutting
Roger Sherry of Plank Road Studios – Assembly and installation
William Sneed – Roll-back towing
SL Williamson – Crane crew and truck
Ron Slaughter – Generator
Art In Place – Opportunity and a great deal of patience
Enjoy Charlottesville !
Roger Sherry, aka the assembly guy, inspects the first full-size test cuts of Robbie the Rhino in 1/4 inch steel.
Our progress continues on the giant metal version of Robbie the Rhino for Art In Place. Luis is shown here with a scale test of the leg mocked-up in foam insulation board. If all goes as planned the finished version should be installed before the end of the month (October). Photos to follow.
Thanks to Jean and NOTCOT.com for recently featuring Rambling Robbie on their webpage. The photography was amazing, and the images of our construction pieces told a wonderful story. We are thrilled you chose to review our new full-body rhino!