Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Post by topwater » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:18 am

Use a halogen bulb and a small tent :wink:


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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Post by Jaysen » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:38 am

I was thinking one of those 3kw work lights, a tent made of r30 insulation, and a low speed fan to encourage airflow.

Then the "the wife said" and ... it seems like a lot less effort to wrangle a kid and a dog. :)

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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Post by narfi » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:44 pm

So this morning I peeked in at it, was 39F at 8am so was a pretty steady ~40 through the night (I hadn't reset the memory on the thermometer so couldn't check that)

The wood flour/epoxy mix was very thick but I could still stick my thumb into it, I didn't try pulling the plywood apart, but am guessing I could have with some difficulty still.
The tape felt slimy but not sticky, but the edges were definitely not hard yet, not even to the 'green' cut with scissors stage. I think the slimy feeling was the blush surfacing, so will need to pay careful attention to that if I do any actual gluing outside this fall.

Will check tonight after its had a day of daylight and maybe a little sun on the tent, and start forming some opinions.

Is time and blush the only concerns with cooler slower cure times?
If it takes 2-3 days till I can work on it, is there any structural concerns?


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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Post by narfi » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:23 pm

Hehe, thanks.
I am WAY over budget for this year and into next year already....
Cant afford insulation, and cant afford heating without insulation.

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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Post by Netpackrat » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:15 pm

Got an axe?

Warning, video contains profanity...

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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Post by narfi » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:31 pm

Netpackrat wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:15 pm
Got an axe?
While I agree with the sentiment, the math doesn't align.
A subsistence lifestyle is romantic, but fuel oil is cheaper even when you have to fly it in when weighted against lost wages etc....
During the winter I several more hours a day than there is daylight, during the summer I spent my non working time building the first boat.....

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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Post by Netpackrat » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:33 pm

Just yanking your chain a little. :D

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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Post by narfi » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:14 pm

Of course! all in good fun :)

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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Post by Jaysen » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:35 pm

It could be cheaper to move someplace with better weather too..

A hurricane might kill you if you are unlucky... that cold ... I'll take my hurricane thank you very much.

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