Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Process Behind Building a Mini Golf Hole

Ever wonder what it takes to build a mini golf hole? Well, I can't speak for all builders, but here was the process behind Can You Handle This? at the Walker's Artist Designed Mini Golf course that is up in the sculpture garden all summer.
Rendering made in Rhino.

This shape was routed out from the middle of each daisy half to hold a steel frame.

Top half of daisy gets CNC router.

Both halves get sandwiched together.

Giant custom hot-wire cut styrofoam cylinder.

The top part of the can gets routed in slices.

Then stacked together.

Same with the spout...

Then it all gets glued and sanded.

Test cardboard loop.

Real loop made of bendable plywood.

Testing angles.

The bottom gets bolts.

The daisies get hardcoated, primed and painted.

Construction of the actual structure begins.

More testing of angles.

The lower putting green gets built.

Fences get added.

Many, many days of fiberglassing summed up in one photo.

Two coats of yellow gel coat get sprayed on.

A little grass!

On site install.

A railing gets added for safety.

And voila!

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