this design was also fairly ill concieved – but got there (ish ) in the end .
with the aid of various supports
the main factor being that i had GROSLY underestimated just how heavy this thing would be and just how much lateral deflection there is in CHEAP hump-back-bridge-bearings ! 🙂
essentially though, a big ‘boss’ cut from a tree cross section, cut into an hexagon with a chainsaw – furnished with various steel furniture and then painted with sealant/paint – i had plans for brass fittings etc . but time was too much of a factor