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Re: Lock down projects
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2020, 02:43:09 PM »
I have finished installing the stainless wire rope tethering system on the 40 pier deck sections.  They are now tied in groups of 8 to 5 galvanized helix anchors set in the river bottom.  The weather has been absolute crap here and I'm waiting for a nice hot day to finishing the tie-downs on the pallets to -hopefully- hold them from being dislodged in all but the most powerful storms.  Another day, maybe two, should finish it...

Are you a harbour master or something, sounds like a lot to be in charge of ?
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Re: Lock down projects
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2020, 10:13:15 AM »
The printed bits kept leaking so decided to just form the holes from the pipe itself :


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Re: Lock down projects
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2020, 11:58:36 AM »
>form the holes from the pipe itself :

I like the look of that. How are you forming the indented pockets in the pipe, some sort of heated tool?

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« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2020, 12:01:05 PM »
>I like the look of that.

Same, looks great. I'd buy one

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« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2020, 01:22:56 PM »
Cool, i'll be sticking them on etsy but they're easy to make.

Yes i cut slits with a chopsaw then used a heatgun to soften the pipe and a solid, 3d-print of a 2-inch netpot as a former.

I'm not happy with the irregularity of the shaped parts, though some people say they like the fact they are all slightly different, i'd like it to be uniform so i need to make a better shaping rod.
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« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2020, 02:08:40 PM »
I agree, this is marketable.  The question is the price-point.

Rather than all that manual slitting and forming, could you print the standpipe -complete with cupped indentions- in joinable sections?   Then market kits with options for added sections/height.  This would also aid in breaking it down for a smaller shipping package.

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« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2020, 03:52:21 PM »
I agree, this is marketable.  The question is the price-point.

Rather than all that manual slitting and forming, could you print the standpipe -complete with cupped indentions- in joinable sections?   Then market kits with options for added sections/height.  This would also aid in breaking it down for a smaller shipping package.

Yes that'd be ideal, injection-moulding would be a nice option.

The herb testing is going well, i was worried about pH and EC but herbs seem to mostly have quite wide tolerances, though there's no universal overlap, this is basil topleft, lettuce topright, watercress middleleft, chives middleright and 2 new ones at bottom. /edit i think they may both be watercress in the middle.




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Re: Lock down projects
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2020, 08:14:30 AM »
Here is the new shed.  moving in next week, as Lucys boyfriend is coming to stay. (Just kidding Lucy if you are reading).

Back to work seeing the old folks fully PPE'd next monday...
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« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2020, 10:00:51 AM »
Nice job!  Looks nicer than the kits and way more sturdy.

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« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2020, 12:16:49 PM »
I'm jealous.  Looks great!

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« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2020, 05:52:51 PM »
I'm jealous too. Gorgeous!

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Re: Lock down projects
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2020, 07:20:20 PM »
Thx :)
Needs more painting on the outside, and the interior doing.  I think a bar is planned, and power required for the fridge.  Trying to persuade Lucy to paint a big picture (Mural sort of thing) on one inside wall.
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« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2020, 11:14:03 AM »
Very nice and solid looking, love those windows :)
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Re: Lock down projects
« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2020, 05:35:47 PM »
Small tip - instead of fighting with crappy Philips screws, upgrade to GRK fasteners. Yeah, it's 2X or 3X, but they make life so easy
https://www.grkfasteners.com/

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Re: Lock down projects
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2020, 06:38:36 PM »
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upgrade to GRK fasteners.
  Like it... still working through 2 BIG  boxes of screws I inherited....
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