FS 19 build

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Re: FS 19 build

Post by willg » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:35 am

I'd recommend larger caster wheels over smaller ones, will make it easier to roll. On my PH18 I had "medium" size and I wish I had gone "large." Looking forward to your build.



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Re: FS 19 build

Post by Browndog » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:52 pm

Got the rest of the casters installed and the strongback is finished and in place. I used eleven 4" swiveling casters, each rated for 300 lbs. The strongback rolls very easily with a light touch. We'll see how it handles the weight. Now to cut out the panels and start joining them together.

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Re: FS 19 build

Post by Browndog » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:07 pm

Got lots of pieces cut out of the sheets and will be gluing them up to full size over the next couple of days after I defuzz the edges. The multitool with the saw blade is perfect for cutting the tabs off of the parts.

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Re: FS 19 build

Post by Jeff » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:22 pm

Browndog, glad your build has started!! Jeff

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Re: FS 19 build

Post by Browndog » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:49 pm

Glued up the first of the bottom panels this morning and also two of the clamping boards are being glued up. Will continue to cut pieces out of the sheets tonight. Need to get the molds cut out still.

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Re: FS 19 build

Post by Jeff » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:37 pm

Browndog, that is some really good looking marine plywood with puzzle joints!!! Jeff

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Re: FS 19 build

Post by Eric1 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:25 pm

Browndog,

Where did you get your casters from?
I'm going to have to get some under my build soon.

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Re: FS 19 build

Post by Browndog » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:16 pm

Eric,

I got the current set of casters from Northern Tool. I also have some from Harbor Freight, but they are a slightly different size, so I chose not to mix them.

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Re: FS 19 build

Post by Eric1 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:41 pm

Thank You

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Re: FS 19 build

Post by Browndog » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:41 am

Got all of the molds cut out of the MDF sheets. Between last night and this morning. Man, are they heavy. Also got the third clamping board glued up with the other two. Using a couple of dowels to keep everything aligned. A great tip that I picked up here on the forum. I mixed up too much gel magic at one time and it started to kick in the mixing cup. Had to mix up some more to finish laminating the clamping boards. Lesson learned. Will try to get at least one of the bottom panels glued up later today or tonight.

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