[vcf-midatlantic] Museum report

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Sat Apr 7 09:22:57 EDT 2018

Thank you Jeff Galinet for doing such a great job! We all really appreciate

Thanks Evan for the great idea in making this backdrop because it makes the
exhibit look so much better!

== Jeff Brace

On Sat, Apr 7, 2018 at 2:19 AM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> Jeff Galinat and I were at the museum from 9am to midnight today. Adam was
> there from about 11 to 6.
> Adam worked most of the day in the warehouse. He tackled our Amiga
> collection -- now it's vastly better organized and uses less space!
> Jeff and I built a freestanding L-shaped wall behind the UNIVAC I/O
> console / desk / motor generator. The long side of the L is a backdrop for
> all of those items, while the short side (to the right of the desk/MG set)
> separates the exhibit from the minicomputers.
> I have to say: I briefly considered building this wall by myself, which
> would have been a huge mistake. :) Lost track of how many tips/tricks/tools
> that JG knew about and I didn't!
> The wall looks great and is even stronger and sturdier than I planned.
> It is 95% finished. I have to paint a couple of the edges and also paint
> the rear support braces. I also have to finish installing the bookshelf.
> That'll take 30 minutes, tops.
> Here are some pictures:
> Cool gadget for drilling screw holes at a sharp angle:
> https://tinyurl.com/yayknq4f
> Starting to see a back wall shape form:
> https://tinyurl.com/yc8co3w8
> Look ma! We can frame!
> https://tinyurl.com/ycgyk2zu
> Almost finished:
> https://tinyurl.com/y7k8jsf2
> In that last picture you can see I have to finish the bookshelf, painting
> the edge of the "L", etc.
> You'll also see a large gap between the end of the wall/console and the
> next component (to the left out of camera view). That gap is going away
> late next week when we re-pallet the whole UNIVAC system.
> Jeff B. is docent tomorrow.
> Adam and I will be back there Sunday.

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