I've jumped in on some of your finds and look forward to doing it again.
QuoteI've jumped in on some of your finds and look forward to doing it again.I too have succumbed to a few of focalist's E-bay finds. The problem is I just order them because the price was so killer and put them away in a parts drawer somewhere and a month or two later I have no memory of what I bought, so It's like I don't have them at all if I don't remember I have them, right?Darn you focalist.Lefty
The difference, I think, is that I keep things very well organized.
3D printer... a dream for me. I want one that can lay fiber and wire, maybe print sockets.
Had a neighbor who made rockets from glass cloth and epoxy but I'd have to do major re-arranging here to begin at it. Another mix I have yet to try is glass strands in concrete.
Have you done any analytical testing on CCS?The University of Bath has completed Finite Element Analysis of CCS50 structures. The result showed that the shelter can withstand all specified load cases including a person standing on the roof, uneven snow loading and Hurricane force winds. In addition it proved that the shelter can be earth-bermed with up to 0.75m of wet sand on the sides of the structure and 0.5m on the roof.
Another mix I have yet to try is glass strands in concrete.
The ribbing where the fabric is stitched forms the load bearing members of the structure.
I've recently been intrigued by the invention of Concrete Cloth.