Edited by nboldman, 20 July 2012 - 04:51 PM.
Garage Dio(Getting started!)
Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:26 PM
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:49 AM
Brown ELMER'S wood. Hold's like a bat out'a ____! Just my pref. Michaelj...
just so i know whats the easiest and best way to glue the balsa wood to each other for the frame? wood glue? hot glue? White glue? tack nails? which would be the best way of doing this? thanks
Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:50 PM
sorry about the clamp in the way of the picture. had to reglue one of the pieces of basswood.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 04:38 PM
Plenty of room for a car or truck even with a dually or crew cab truck.
Now the next question, what it the best way to replicate concrete on the wood surface? Now i do have an airbrush so weathering and painting it wouldnt be a problem and the wood is already sanded. So thats my question.
Thanks for looking.
Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:38 AM
Now I'm curious though.... perhaps some other members can shed some light on this........ Would a commercial service garage of this size have been constructed with timber framing in reality? This is not a criticism of the way you're going, but more to satisfy my own curiosity. The design would indicate a building in the 1930's era or newer........ as opposed to an earlier 1900 to 1920 era, which may have been of wood construction, but a lot smaller.
Are you going to cover the inside and outside as a finished surface or leave the wood framing exposed inside?
Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:18 PM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:40 PM
Thanks for looking!!!
Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:01 PM
1. Really nice job on the studding.
2. Funny- I'd be the opposite of your dad, I'd be pushing you to the workbench! You and Dad need to start a dialogue. Explain why you're doing what you're doing, and help him understand this is your interest, your passion, and your pursuit. Sports is cool, if you're into it, but you need to keep diverse interests, lest you suffer from burnout.
3. Basswood is the better choice for this work, absolutely. You might want to consider putting some sealer over the wood to make sure it doesn't warp, splinter, etc. Clear spray lacquer in a flat finish, available at any hardware store for short money, would do just fine.
4. As Tony Suggested, plain old Elmer's glue will be fine if you're doing wood-to-wood or wood-to-paper or cardboard. If you're using another material, such as plastic, I would suggest slow-set epoxy to give you some working time.
To answer Tony's question, it's entirely possible an early garage could have been wood-framed, as many of them were converted barns, stables and other older commercial buildings. It was, and still is, somewhat common, to also build brick or concrete-faced wooden-frame buildings, although less so now for buildings like this in modern times, but it would have been seen in fairly regular use, I would say into the 1940s or '50s in rural areas, anyway, perhaps an occasional suburban/city location, too.
Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:06 AM