big thrifty thread

Canvas covered foamies (Thrifty Alternatives...)

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Postby starleen2 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:20 pm

eaglesdare wrote:oh i see. wow, that would mean someone would have to go thru this whole thread again, and pick out those areas you mention, then sort thru it and add to proper specific threads. that is exactly what i tried to do in the begining.

or you could do like Sdtripper did with his list http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=12276
Start a list with the categories listed - then go through the entire thread (with help) and just add the link to the page. Every time something new emerges - Just add the link to the list

Like this rough sample:

Foamie Floor Mounting
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=39373&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=3030

Titebond test
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=39373&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=2505

Canvas sails
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=39373&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=2730

several people could help build the list - then merge it into one

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RE: Info From Big Thread

Postby mezmo » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:20 am

Hi all Foamlings andd Foamanistas,

I posted [a couple days ago] a suggestion about this that I want to include
here too now [I wasn't aware this thread was still active then] and expand
on it some.

The suggestion was/is:
From Here On Out: Keep the Big Thread going, But, If someone posts
something in the
big thread that would also be useful elsewhere, then post it also in the
more narrow focused thread on that topic/area/matter. Do this either by
cut and paste, or by putting in a link to the original post [with some basic
info like: a short explanation, pg#, where the post is located - e.g. - "3rd
post down", with the date/time as further identification if needed etc. esp.
if done as a link].

It'd be great also do this with the existing Big Thread too - a big job for
sure. Perhaps that could be done little by little by volunteers. We could
start by getting a listing of sticky-type topics agreed upon, first off, and
then go on from there - - Perhaps divvying-up the Big Thread by pages,
for review, e.g. someone review pp1-30, the next do pp31-60 and so on
and post the relevant info into the narrower focused sticky type threads.

We wouldn't want to step on anyone's toes etc., as postings do 'belong' to
the original posters, so perhaps doing it by links would be the best way
for referencing the older posts into the narrowed focus sticky type threads.

Maybe a new sticky could/should be set up to manage/coordinate this
process if such is/would be agreed upon - pick a start date to get it all
started, pick the total page range of the Big thread to be done [pg1-XXX],
divide it up into doable chunks to review, and then solicit volunteers for
each 'chunk' to review with a sign up sheet, so-to-speak, to avoid
duplicate efforts. It doesn't all have to be done NOW, either, but at a reasonable pace.




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Postby atahoekid » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:26 pm

Sorry, I stepped a way for a bit. Swampjeep is on the track of what I had in mind. And yes, I did volunteer to try to poke through that entire thread and pull out the good stuff (tested or untested , and stated so). I want to break it down by area (foam choice, glue choices, covering materials, etc) so that people can zoom in on what they want. If we lock the thread, we will also keep it from growing into the megathread. Keeps people from posting questions or new ideas. They can do that in the megathread or other threads and we would gladly answer those questions in those locations. I would leave it to you as moderator to decide who, if anyone, has editorial rights to change this "how to" thread besides you. I'm sure we will change the thread as the time goes by and the ideas keep flying in, but that's good. People can take the ideas they want and discard the ideas they don't. The more ideas we get the better "foamies" we build... I can do it now since I am still only 15 - 20% on the rehab for the arm. Typing at the computer is about all I can do at the moment. As soon as I am able, I'll be back to building...
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Postby eaglesdare » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:25 pm

i am not ignoring anyones comments. i did put in for help on this from mike. (i know i did not want to bother him, but). in the beginning i tried to do this, and there was a reason why it would not be done. so have a little more patience and we'll see what he has to say. i cant remember what the reasons were in the begining. so just give me some time to check things out.
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Postby GPW » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:34 pm

JMHO, I'd like to mention the original statement about the waterproofing mixture... Well proven for many many years, and how all this thrifty nonsense got started in the first place ... :oops: Is this the place for this ??? :?
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Postby bonnie » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:49 pm

That's a stickie for sure!
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Postby GPW » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:11 am

75% Mineral Spirits - 25% Cheap Polyurethane varnish... Well proven , Thrifty Waterproofing mixture... Get the common “Paint thinnerâ€
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Postby GPW » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:08 am

I don’t know if this is relevant here or not , but had an idea :roll: about heat bending Big (2â€
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Re: big thrifty thread

Postby DaddyJeep » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:22 pm

My thoughts on the topic.... as a new guy.... drowning in information a little. :D

One thread that acts as a table of contents or glossary that has links (that are managed to be current and correct) to the current best practices would be really cool. I have been working my way through the big thread and the methods that I have read about in the first couple hundred pages have been improved upon or proven to be incorrect. If there was a link to "Applying Canvas with TB II" or " Applying canvas with Gripper" it would save a lot of time and guesswork for a newb. I am still not sure which way is best from the example I referenced.

Basic topics
Attaching Foam to floor
Attaching foam to foam
kerfing
PMF
Hinge Design
Cabinet Design
Hot Knife
Wood Insert for attaching structural stuff
Flashing for structure
My big Foamie build viewtopic.php?f=50&t=69618
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Re: big thrifty thread

Postby ghcoe » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:17 pm

DaddyJeep wrote:My thoughts on the topic.... as a new guy.... drowning in information a little. :D

One thread that acts as a table of contents or glossary that has links (that are managed to be current and correct) to the current best practices would be really cool. I have been working my way through the big thread and the methods that I have read about in the first couple hundred pages have been improved upon or proven to be incorrect. If there was a link to "Applying Canvas with TB II" or " Applying canvas with Gripper" it would save a lot of time and guesswork for a newb. I am still not sure which way is best from the example I referenced.

Basic topics
Attaching Foam to floor
Attaching foam to foam
kerfing
PMF
Hinge Design
Cabinet Design
Hot Knife
Wood Insert for attaching structural stuff
Flashing for structure


Yes, it is easy to drown in the information. The main problem is that the foamie is still relatively a new build concept. There really is no set way to build a fomie as of yet, and the examples here reflect different individual build ideas. Not to mention there is the true foamie and the hybrid's and everything in between. The good new is that it seems all of them have worked. That was part of the appeal to me, to be involved with a new generation of TnTT builds. I even had to think through design issues. I joked that it was two days of thinking to achieve 10 minutes of work.

It does take time, but read though some of the builds. Get a feel for what you like, what you don't like. Start your build and make a thread so we can help. There is plenty of knowledge here, just ask and we can work through it.

I am starting a YouTube Channel to help a person build a simple Foamie trailer. Not much there yet, but I do plan to have a step by step build process for a simple foam trailer. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3xVuH ... SiploqPyrw? .

Good luck, George.
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Re: big thrifty thread

Postby GPW » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:27 am

8) :thumbsup: :applause: George , your exemplary methods of building with Foam have been much appreciated... :D
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Re: big thrifty thread

Postby ghcoe » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:06 pm

GPW wrote:8) :thumbsup: :applause: George , your exemplary methods of building with Foam have been much appreciated... :D


THanks. :oops:
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