Narfi's HC14 build thread - LAUNCHED

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Narfi's HC14 build thread - LAUNCHED

Post by narfi » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:12 am

Hoping to start this weekend.

The hc14 does NOT call for a Strong back so I would like to present one made from 2x8s.........
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Reality is I used all my scrap 2x6s I was planning to use under my tent frame poles and didnt have any left for the strongback. So I just used these scrap 2x8s I had from tearing down my porch.

The tent floor is uneven and not level so I figured I would make the Strong back for my fs17 early and get it leveled to use as the table for the hc14.

Plan on putting 6 legs under it tomorow and getting it good and level and square.
Will use either 4x4s or 2x8s for the legs and sheet the top with 1/2" scrap plywood.
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Re: Narfi's HC14

Post by glossieblack » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:56 am

Congratulations on starting your HC14 build. :D
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Post by Aripeka Angler » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:29 am

Yes, congratulations! You are moving fast 8)
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Re: Narfi's HC14

Post by Jeff » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:57 am

Narfi, congratulations on the start of your initial build. If you would from time to time, just note what the temp is in the tent where you are working!!! I always ask Fuzz as your weather swings so much!! Jeff

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Re: Narfi's HC14

Post by Eric1 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:35 am

Congratulations on your start! :D

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Re: Narfi's HC14

Post by narfi » Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:53 pm

10am overcast Saturday morning. Weather station at my work 3/4 mile away is reporting 55f

I don't have an outside thermometer or one for my tent.... will look on Amazon.

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Post by TomW1 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:44 pm

Narfi used these in my green houses for tracking temps. Worked well as it gave day time hi and night time low. http://www.agrisales-inc.com/Hi-Low-The ... p_895.html You could also use outside.

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Re: Narfi's HC14

Post by narfi » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:03 am

Got the legs on and the steongback squared and leveled.
Then sheeted the top of it with 3/4" plywood.
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Re: Narfi's HC14

Post by narfi » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:16 am

Finally some fun stuff.

Marked the plywood centerline and 24inch lines then marked the lines and used small finishing nails and a thin strip of wood to trace the curves.

There were two measurements missing from the plans but searching the forum found them for me.

The nice thing about sheeting the strongback with old plywood is I don't care about scarring it up with the saw.

I've never really worked with wood before so kind of learning as I go. I think it's going ok so far though.
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Re: Narfi's HC14

Post by narfi » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:36 am

Opened up my first bottles of marinepoxy and got 3 pumps setup, one in the resin and one in a fast and one in a medium hardener.

Mixed way to much for what I needed. Did 8 pumps of resin and 2 of each fast/medium hardener.
Mixed it thouraly and then poured some in a second cup and mixed wood flour in with it.

Applied the thickened resin between each of the seams and got them aligned well and wiped the excess off.

Then with a brush coated the plywood each side of the seam and layed the tape down and worked more resin in in till it was saturated.

I layed wax butcher paper under and over each seam and then a strip of plywood with weight on it. Hopefully they cure evenly without any warps.

I realized after I was done that the paper wasn't as waxy as I thought.... may have to sand it off tomorow... will find out.

I ended up needing a little more resin so did 2 pumps of resin and 1 of fast.
I made Way too much "glue" and it was getting hot and hard by The time I was done....
For some reason I am craving a carmel apple now........
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