I finished cutting out the pie panels last night. Here's a shot of the dome with them out.
I need to get that top circle done.
And I also got my wood ring which will add support to the inside of the inner dome and make attaching it to the dome ring much easier. The wood ring is an 18" quilting ring I picked up at Michael's (a large hobby store.) I sanded off the wood blocks that had a through bolt on it and will have to shorten it a bit before I set it in place.
I also got my pittman 12V motor which I plan to use to rotate the rockler bearing that will turn the dome. More on that later.