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Old 04-11-2019, 02:06 PM   #731 (permalink)
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I've had a lot of success with mis matched flat house paint and foam. $9.00 a gallon and no attack issues to the foam but didn't sand for poop

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Old 04-11-2019, 02:38 PM   #732 (permalink)
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I should mention that I will need to have a larger work area - either an addition to my garage, or possibly a fabric hut, so I have room to move around it.
I see an opportunity here. I remember the experience you had with the collapsed canopy. Was that PVC pipe? At that time I was (and still am) hoarding 100+ broom handle blanks. I used to get them in bulk from a broom manufacturer, rejects for quality. It would cost more than I paid to ship them to MA, but any wood or metal rod/pipe will serve.

In my case it would be the wooden struts with aluminum tubing cut up for hubs. Then it's just a matter of geometry (octahedral symmetry to attach to a square building, etc.) and sizing (strut length to overall size)

It will be fun!

Youtube wanted me to see this. if you have inner partitions to fabricate, or you make a quarter-scale model, there might be something here. I like the tool.


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My temporary structure was made with 16' long 1x4 strapping, then I screwed together into 'H' and 'T' sections.

I saved all the 1x10 yellow pine T&G sheathing boards from my house roof, and that would match what the existing garage is made out of.

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