A Lighthouse in the Mountains
Now armed with the proper individual dimensions for each step, Joe’s welding students designed an ingeniously simple interlocking stair step template that even Bill was impressed with. Then they went to work producing over half of them by graduation. By the time school sessions let out for the summer break, we had the completed lamp room frame onsite that Roy’s welding students had fabricated, and had hired on the Junior and Senior class standouts, Bill Bush and Gary Facemire from Joe Hypes welding class. They would apprentice onsite the entire summer under the direction of local Welder Gary Martin and his assistant Nick Siebert to complete the remaining stair steps. Gary and Nick would oversee the eventual fit and finish of the staircase from top to bottom, along with all of the hand railings and other life safety issues.