Plastic Fantastic made a dome based on instructions from Desert Domes http://www.desertdomes.com/tips.html
16' foot geodesic dome
Using a pipe cutter, I marked the lengths on the poles and cut them by hand
We ended up using a metal mallet to manually pound the ends of the poles flat.
Pete drilled the hole in all the ends. Then a jig was made clamping a piece of 2x4 wood with a dowl attached to it the distance we needed for the two different length poles.
No hydraulic pressed was used in the creation of this dome.
length A4.944’35 poles
length B4.372’30 poles
35 10' lengths of 1/2" conduit