Welding à la Halloween

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Pumpkin pyramid reborn for 2009
Pickaway-Ross students make improvements
By CRAIG ALLISON
STAFF WRITER
Published: Monday, October 5, 2009 2:17 PM EDT
The famed pumpkin pyramid, always located in the heart of the Pumpkin Show, has received a rework in time for the 103rd show. The job was a joint effort by the Pumpkin Show Inc. and a group of welding technology students at Pickaway Ross Career and Technology Center.
Under the direction of Tommy Collier, welding instructor at Pickaway Ross, students made a design, mounted the pyramid onto a wheeled trailer, fastened a towing hitch,  installed stabilizer jacks, and welded all the parts together for strength and durability.
Brandon Hart was the lead student on the team and was assisted by Burman Detty.      Dakota Waggoner and Cody Hettinger assisted in the early stages of the project.
6,000 pounds of pumpkins was figured as the weight the tower needed to support.
“This is fantastic,” said Hugh Dresbach of Pumpkin Show Inc.
“It used to take six men about six hours to put this together,” he said. “It was all just a bunch of nuts and bolts.”

Get in the mood for Halloween with some… welding?  There’s no better way for the students at Pickaway Ross Career and Technology Center!

Pumpkin pyramid reborn for 2009

Pickaway-Ross students make improvements

By CRAIG ALLISON – STAFF WRITER

Published: Monday, October 5, 2009 2:17 PM EDT

The famed pumpkin pyramid, always located in the heart of the Pumpkin Show, has received a rework in time for the 103rd show. The job was a joint effort by the Pumpkin Show Inc. and a group of welding technology students at Pickaway Ross Career and Technology Center.

pumpkinUnder the direction of Tommy Collier, welding instructor at Pickaway Ross, students made a design, mounted the pyramid onto a wheeled trailer, fastened a towing hitch,  installed stabilizer jacks, and welded all the parts together for strength and durability.

Brandon Hart was the lead student on the team and was assisted by Burman Detty. Dakota Waggoner and Cody Hettinger assisted in the early stages of the project.

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