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Old Dec 03, 2008, 07:48 PM
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I wouldn't use Al flashing or heat shrink - they are both too heavy (and the heat shrink would probably melt the foam underneath). You can get 1/64" plywood, but that stuff is kinda heavy too. If I need heavy re-inforcement of any foam parts, I use cereal box board laminated on with PU glue. Otherwise I use tissue paper - run the grain in one direction on one side, and the grain in the other direction on the other. You can tell the "grain" of tissue paper by how it tears.

Don't knock bamboo. I bought a window blind that was 48" wide by 64" long, and now have a lifetime supply of bamboo sticks that are 48" long for $13. I'm guessing I have about 600 of them - call it 2mm/ 3/32" diameter (again a guesstimate). Think I paid $13 for it. Use them as longerons in the fuse (all 4 corners) and you'll have a fuse that's incredibly stiff and strong, although not quite as light as one built without the bamboo.

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