We are looking for a Guild member who is also a structural engineer, or close variant to assist Gene, George Adams, and Carl Hudson in the design and fabrication of a cookie support frame capable of handling 2,000 pounds, on swivel locking casters. The cookie should be held at 10 degrees off vertical in a secure child-safe manner. The ideal frame will be made with hardwood.Members not logged in please use the form for referral to Gene, who will contact you at the number or email you provide in the form.
In 2015 Howard County Recreation and Parks decided that a legacy English Elm located at Belmont Historic Manor had succumbed to the Dutch elm disease and was sufficiently unstable as to present a safety hazard. Three eight foot diameter cookies were cut from the base of the trunk and have been drying at Belmont Manor since.
The time is drawing near for the cookies to be prepared for display, which requires a sturdy supporting frame, that is mobile enough to allow the cookies to be moved.
Interested in more information about this project? You may want to visit our Belmont Elm Project homepage for additional background.