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Re: Hamdrop

Postby jbell.louisburg » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:17 pm

pchast wrote:Pretty stuff going in.
I question the advisability of cooking inside. :thinking:
Do you have enough ventilation?


no cooking inside, no heater inside (see my original goals, no combustibles inside)
have to be a bit patient on pics of the up front outside kitchen, that's not started yet.

Here's a quick pbrush mockup though so you can see where the range lives. (36" locking drawer slides in tongue box)

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Re: Hamdrop

Postby pchast » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:51 pm

Good. :D
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Re: Hamdrop

Postby jbell.louisburg » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:32 pm

KCStudly wrote:Nice start.

Just a word on non-std. fabrics and polyester or epoxy resin composites; the strength comes from the composite nature of the combined materials.
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If a small scale test looks good, step up and do a larger scale test; sometimes results change with scale.


Noted, and agree -- testing will surely happen.
Also, I am building a bit heavy, no need for resin/composite strength. All the fabric/topcoat for is water/ UV protection.
My walls are 5/4" thick solid, and the roof will be curved wood.

I'm actually considering 1/2" conduit spars for strength and the fact that they will never warp or bow.
I'm going to try some 7/16" dowels in the ends, and then mechanical fasteners.
Not sure if that will work well or not, but I'm going to give it a try and do testing (like on the fabric) before committing.

thanks for the thoughts -- appreciate.
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Re: Hamdrop

Postby jbell.louisburg » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:24 pm

ok, so I just got my "off grid 12v edison style LED e27 base bulbs from china"

These things are WAY cool...
$5 fixture from homedepot, and $3 bulb from china, 4 watts....

what a deal

I have one on, and the other off, cause pictures don't show the fixture real well.
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Re: Hamdrop

Postby Esteban » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:31 pm

Have you considered using epoxy and carbon fiber cloth for skinning the exterior? uscomposites.com has good prices for carbon fiber fabric (and fiberglass cloth). It's strong, very light weight, greatly helps with water proofing, makes it easier to build custom shapes and sizes, and is cost competitive with aluminum skins and trim.
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Re: Hamdrop

Postby jbell.louisburg » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:21 am

Esteban wrote:Have you considered using epoxy and carbon fiber cloth for skinning the exterior?.


not really, I've only really considered paint/fabric or epoxy/fabric - my big thing is I don't want to see seams.
I need to wait for warmer weather for either of them, so I'm concentrating on building (in a heated garage !!) structure at the moment.
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Re: Hamdrop

Postby swoody126 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:41 am

DUCKWORKS BBS

http://duckworksmagazine.com

their offerings are all top shelf and reasonably priced

don't wander off into their articles or you'll never re-surface ;-)

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Re: Hamdrop

Postby jbell.louisburg » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:11 pm

swoody126 wrote:DUCKWORKS BBS...don't wander off into their articles or you'll never re-surface ;-)

sw


Hazard noted - I'll try to restrict myself to just those things I can accomplish today (too much dreaming is hazardous !!)


Case in point, $9 lauan plywood, curved without a pop, break or issue.... although it took a couple days to gently coax it into this nice bend....
sometimes patience pays off.

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Re: Hamdrop

Postby jbell.louisburg » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:37 am

Thought the aluminum door edging turned out good. I didn't think I could make aluminum angle curve smoothly/cleanly enough.

now onto the door window and the gasket/jams.

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Re: Hamdrop

Postby Staryder61 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:57 am

You're still moving along and looking good... :thumbsup:
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Re: Hamdrop

Postby jbell.louisburg » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:48 pm

Staryder61 wrote:You're still moving along and looking good... :thumbsup:


Yea, this isn't a project that can delay... My son's maiden voyage in this is planned for a couple days wilderness first aid in bailey colorado, and then a week of exploring...
WFA in bailey is a week after spring semester is out -- so it's gotta get done by then.

My son LOVES the old shasta windows... these are 2015 reissues -- I still kinda expect them to leak.

Locking Screen door latch will provide strong latching, considering I made solid spruce doors.

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Re: Hamdrop

Postby jbell.louisburg » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:52 am

ok, so these things are cool. I used them for my bed/lounger -- but I can see someone using these for a bunch of other uses, even for holding a hatch open.

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Re: Hamdrop

Postby Staryder61 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:38 am

jbell,
On a hatch possibly, They could keep it open, what is the closed length and the open length?
Would still need something to keep the wind from raising the hatch and damaging it. Which has been a problem with some hatch braces.
Who is the supplier for these?
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Re: Hamdrop

Postby ELM » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:29 pm

These look like they might work good on a hatch. Do you have a brand or a web site. Thanks
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Re: Hamdrop

Postby jbell.louisburg » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:16 pm

well it was interesting finding these...

First I found this.
http://gzchanho.en.alibaba.com/product/ ... C27_3.html


but eventually I found them on amazon, and found they were by uxcell.
From memory they are about 9.5" closed, and 15.5" open

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077V ... UTF8&psc=1
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