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  • sail4free commented on KoffeeKommando's instructable HexaFrame 2x4 Shelter6 months ago
    HexaFrame 2x4 Shelter

    Beautiful illustrations! I build a scale model for a wood frame hexayurt -- complete with roof overhang:http://s79.photobucket.com/user/sail4free/media/XS1100/Hexayurt/Wood%20Frame%20Hexayurt%20015_zpsjcfrf2td.jpg.htmlI'd love to build one full-size and now that I'm retired, I have the time to do it! We'll be headed to The Slabs mid to end of Nov this year (2016) for the winter months and I'd love to put one of these together. If you're still active on this 'ble, please email me at sail4free@zoho.com

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  • Poor Mans Fiberglass, permanent exterior paint, never paint again (almost), waterproofing with out epoxy, fiberglass epoxy allergy relief

    ==========I'm building a small shantyboat -- cabin size is only 5' x 8' (4' tall) -- and will use this method to waterproof and the paint the wood cabin exterior. An unrelated (but fun!) use of Titebond II is mixing it 50/50 with water to apply decals (or even little torn pieces of brown paper bag for a faux leather look) to wood. I simply soak the beer labels (or whatever!) in the mix until they are fully saturated (no rush). Then it's a simple matter to flatten them out on the surface and let 'em dry. I use a wet paper towel (or piece of tissue) to sop up any excess and labels can be overlapped while still wet. Any residue dries clear. For more durability, multiple coats of clear polyurethane can be applied over the labels = great fun and easy -- even kids have a blast doing this stuf...see more »==========I'm building a small shantyboat -- cabin size is only 5' x 8' (4' tall) -- and will use this method to waterproof and the paint the wood cabin exterior. An unrelated (but fun!) use of Titebond II is mixing it 50/50 with water to apply decals (or even little torn pieces of brown paper bag for a faux leather look) to wood. I simply soak the beer labels (or whatever!) in the mix until they are fully saturated (no rush). Then it's a simple matter to flatten them out on the surface and let 'em dry. I use a wet paper towel (or piece of tissue) to sop up any excess and labels can be overlapped while still wet. Any residue dries clear. For more durability, multiple coats of clear polyurethane can be applied over the labels = great fun and easy -- even kids have a blast doing this stuff.==========sail4free==========

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  • sail4free commented on Miss Cabbit's instructable Painting a boat!1 year ago
    Painting a boat!

    Good point cheddarlump and, even though it's a bit the pain, install new tape for each coat. I pull the tape off as I go -- that way I know it will pull *clean* and not tug at the paint I'm wanting to leave on the surface.

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