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Monday, October 20, 2014


Dictionaries define stud variously as:

1) A male breeding animal – as in stud horse;

2) A young, virile, man;

3) An earring consisting of a small, button-like ornament mounted on a metal post designed to pass through a pierced ear lobe;

4) Any of a large number of small projecting lugs embedded in an automobile tire (studded tire) to improve traction on snowy or icy roads;

5) A knob, nailhead, or other protuberance projecting from a surface or part, especially as an ornament.

None of these are relevant to this blog. Just interesting. The definition I want is:

6) Any of a number of slender, upright members of wood, steel, etc., forming the frame of a wall or partition and covered with plasterwork, siding, glass, etc.

Construction workers mounting studs that will support the sheet glass walls on the exterior of Huntsman Hall
Have you seen the studs going up on the side of Huntsman Hall this past week? These things are huge! Some of the studs are as long as 50’ long. It takes three men to carry these studs. They are special-made for Huntsman Hall. The remarkable thing is how quickly they are attached to the building. Matter of fact, they are going up so fast that we should soon see sheet glass walls hanging on these studs!
Ken Snyder

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