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Old 04-11-2019, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Mobius View Post
The birch is coated in what? Looks good.
Oil based Zinsser primer & a couple of coats Rustoleum Topside boat paint. Takes forever to dry and stinks to high heaven, but penetrates and is sturdy.

The lower surface has loads of graphite powder mixed in the topcoat so it slides.

Aluminum "speed tape" to form a drip tray.
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:26 PM
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Nice work! I'd be interested in a picture of the structure/arrangement of the mount at the subframe. Also, lots of fasteners there, is that overkill, or are you expecting lots of flex, or lots of pressure?

It looks as strong as hell, have you considered the failure mode? Are the fastener holes in the ply the weak point?
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Gee Emm View Post
Nice work! I'd be interested in a picture of the structure/arrangement of the mount at the subframe. Also, lots of fasteners there, is that overkill, or are you expecting lots of flex, or lots of pressure?

It looks as strong as hell, have you considered the failure mode? Are the fastener holes in the ply the weak point?
1/4" countersunk fasteners at rear to frame are single shier and will tear through wood if much tension is applied.

3/16" countersunk fasteners in lower front hopefully should tear through wood, if reduced shank fasteners holding angle on splitter don't shier first?
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Old 04-18-2019, 02:26 AM
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Finally finished reading this entire thread. Now to review all the notes I took...
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