|That's the tail section in the foreground. A few ribs underneath waiting their turn.|
|This is what the front section of the backbone looked like in the beginning.|
|A few ribs were drilled and had received the pins that makes |
attaching them to appropriate vertebrae possible.
|Holes were drilled into the transverse processes of |
the vertebrae to receive the pins of the ribs.
|The first ribs were attached to the sternum (that's the sternum in the |
middle of the chair seat), using the same pinning method.
|Which required a lot of drilling, as Fred Harnisch is doing here.|
|Brenda Dolma supervises as Lee and Fred drill the ends of the first ribs.|
|A wish bone! Sternum and first ribs now attached together.|
|More drilling - this time the other ends of the first ribs to receive pins so |
they can be attached to the appropriate vertebra.
|A little juggling. . .|
|A little positioning. . .|
|They finally got it into place.|
|And the ribbing continued.|