Obviously, the thicker the material the harder it is to roll and the rolls will be larger in diameter. I just always rolled them to whatever size seemed to be not too tight and secured it with Red Green's favourite fix-all, duct tape. Tape it in three or four places as one probably won't hold.Hey everyone
I have to move some sheets around and was wondering the technique used to roll up big sheets of aluminum
Hi ChrisPop over to Home Depot sometime and check out the cart that they have for rolling up sheet goods like formica. Pretty nifty. For the life of me, I can't find a picture of one online or a video of it. I'll bet they have something similar.
Rough sketch of the end view of a plywood box with padded edges that the sheet goods ride on. Feed from the top and the sheet coils onto itself. Band it up, pull it out the end.
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Or maybe they just coil it by hand. But this approach would minimize the likelihood of kinking the sheet.
I would buy a BH5 kit in a heartbeat given the means. I probably won’t buy plans, though. I’ve known about that plane for a while, before plans were available. Since it hadn’t ever been built, and I hadn’t ever built a plane, Bob wouldn’t let me buy the plans (although he appreciated my interest and we talked a long time about it). Colin is the perfect person to build the first one. He’s a BH veteran!Hi Chris
Thanks for the detailed explination.one of those mysteries of the universe finally revealed... I was wondering how they did it and not scratch it to hell or put folds and dings in it
I was wondering about your expedition project..you mentioned it was on hold... now that Bob has the Bearhawk 5...what are your thoughts ... you going to continue with your version or pick up a set of Bearhawk 5 plans...
There was a old Bearhawk forum you told me about last year ... but I can’t find the post to get the link... it was for off topic Bearhawk conversation ...I’d like to check it out