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Feb 26, 2012, 06:00 PM
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missing pics of the process

better table...
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Feb 26, 2012, 06:07 PM
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more missing pics

side to side comparison after closing holes next to piece
Feb 26, 2012, 06:13 PM
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missing pics of the process..last set

more side to side comparison
Feb 27, 2012, 07:28 AM
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better defined sandwiches

far from perfect..but good enough for trial...
Feb 27, 2012, 10:03 AM
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pics after rough sanding...

half finished...
Feb 27, 2012, 06:55 PM
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testing in water

empty floats..will add some weight later to check how much can handle..
Feb 28, 2012, 12:36 PM
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flat bottom

trying to get a flat bottom...
Feb 28, 2012, 06:58 PM
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looking for lighter body...

ok..trying with .5 mm abs now
Mar 04, 2012, 11:13 AM
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Very Nice.
Could you elaborate on the plastic used and where a good source might be?
Mar 04, 2012, 11:23 AM
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Plastic and source

Originally Posted by Bare
Very Nice.
Could you elaborate on the plastic used and where a good source might be?
Thanks for kind words.
First question is really easy....white ABS sheet plastic...used 1 mm thick in the beginning and ended with .5 mm thick to get less weight for the frame.
Good source would be really useful for me too.. Im in Spain and here almost all ABS available is in grain format...only was able to find one retailer for sheets and got the little supplies you can see in the thread...thats why now Its stopped...waiting for a new source if possible not overseas.
So If You find that source please, please let me know..
Mar 06, 2012, 09:47 AM
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waterproof test

After sanding...regluing and more sanding...a 6 hours underwater test to check if two halves seal properly.

Cause too busy repairing electric heater at home forgot so test was 18 hours instead...take it out and found an small leak..reglued and back to bucket...time to wait again...
Last edited by Doblao; Mar 07, 2012 at 12:55 PM.

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