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Old 08-09-2009, 06:12 PM   #1
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OK, crazy idea. This chair is a chair that I built 10 or 12 years ago. I am a Commercial Artist (Retired) and this was my work chair. I spent 16 hours a day in it sometimes. We moved a little over a year ago and I kept the chair. I am now reworking it to use for a bed and my computer console.

The first picture is where it was for over 10 years, 3344. The second, 3725, is the chair in my new garage. Third, 4941, is my concept model. Picture 5948 is taken after I had started building it, the girl is an exchange student that lived in my daughter's home. Number 6602 is progress to date.

I am nearly done shaping one side, the other side will be much easer. I am really interested in your thoughts. I do have one construction problem that I have not figured out how to do yet.
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Old 08-22-2009, 06:21 PM   #2
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Hummm... not sure what to say, more pics

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Wow, your ides is so realistic ! Thanks for sharing !

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i visited your website..... I don't know if I've ever met anyone with a space ship in their yard, an alien friend, and has been to most of the planets in the solar system.

you live an adventurous life
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Do you have any ideas about how I can fill the spaces between the ribs? I am thinking about blowing up a plastic bag inside the "cockpit" and having it push fiberglass matt against the inside of the ribs. then I can paint resin on the matt. Once it cures I will remove the bag and have my canopy. The only problem is that it will not be clear. I have done a test and it works pretty good. Also here is a couple of new pictures.
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Clear casting resin. You could also use tape and/foil. You could use anything that won't melt just to fill the void and give you the shape you need.


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DIYtestdummy, thanks for the suggestion. I will be using resin but the space between the ribs is about 6" and in some cases 36" long. Something has to push up into that space. I want it to bump up about an inch, rather than being flat between the ribs. I can do that easily by blowing up a plastic bag inside the cockpit. The problem that resin presents is that once it is applied it will run off and just leave a very thin skin. Also some of these areas are on the bottom and the resin would pool in the center.

I have used the blown up plastic bag on projects in the past. I would like to find something that I could mix with the resin that would make it have less viscosity. Normally the viscosity of resin is about like Honey, I need something about like wheel bearing grease.
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I can't remember what it's called - Thrixotopic? Powder to add strength and thicken the mix. Might opaque and kill what you're going for. Hot batch? Might catch your piece on fire.

How about melting plexiglass?

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