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Re: Elevated Bridge 2009

Postby Pleiades » January 6th, 2009, 3:24 pm

I would deff be worried about it tipping over. I would reglue it however, that may add a small amount of mass from the already dried up glue. If it feels sturdy then I would keep it.
I feel bad for anyone new to this thread.. they would have to read through 34 pages of posts. Most people probably wouldnt do this but i've seen that some people get mad if someone asks a question that was already answered. I guess that's what the advanced search is for. :lol:

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Re: Elevated Bridge 2009

Postby smartkid222 » January 6th, 2009, 3:26 pm

fyi superglue is impossible to "unglue". unless of course you use uncure but i dont think that would be a good idea.
but i know your using titebond so idk how ungluing it would affect anything.
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Re: Elevated Bridge 2009

Postby Pleiades » January 6th, 2009, 3:58 pm

fyi superglue is impossible to "unglue".
really? i'm able to rip all of my lateral bracings off :| Granted mine are quite small so I'm assuming that means weaker joint but still...

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Re: Elevated Bridge 2009

Postby croman74 » January 6th, 2009, 4:04 pm

Finally tested my first bridge!
It was 22 grams and held half the weight. Not amazing, but I'm happy considering it was my first. My next bridge should probably do better due to the fact that my first bridge had butt joints but the next will have lap joints.
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Re: Elevated Bridge 2009

Postby andrewwski » January 6th, 2009, 4:56 pm

fyi superglue is impossible to "unglue".
really? i'm able to rip all of my lateral bracings off :| Granted mine are quite small so I'm assuming that means weaker joint but still...
You're probably ripping part of the piece of wood as well...usually the first few layers of grain rip off if you try to separate two pieces that are glued with CA.

Oh...and if I were new to this, I'd read all 34 pages. Chances are you'll find something that you wouldn't think of asking as well.

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Re: Elevated Bridge 2009

Postby Pleiades » January 6th, 2009, 5:04 pm

yeah. it's not like i rip my bracing off. i just know that i can.

Is bracing needed on the inside of the bridge? I'm pretty sure the pieces are under tension. I'm talking about the two lower horizontal members on the top of the bridge and the legs that are closest to the middle. I know it's needed on the outside but do you really need it on the inside? Let me know if that doesn't make sense.

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Re: Elevated Bridge 2009

Postby killerninja999 » January 6th, 2009, 5:09 pm

thats what I did for wright stuff. i am just reading for a friend so i wont for this but the more info you intake the better. Especialy if you are new.

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Re: Elevated Bridge 2009

Postby andrewwski » January 6th, 2009, 5:40 pm

yeah. it's not like i rip my bracing off. i just know that i can.

Is bracing needed on the inside of the bridge? I'm pretty sure the pieces are under tension. I'm talking about the two lower horizontal members on the top of the bridge and the legs that are closest to the middle. I know it's needed on the outside but do you really need it on the inside? Let me know if that doesn't make sense.
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Re: Elevated Bridge 2009

Postby Keyreaper » January 6th, 2009, 5:52 pm

Yeah... Reading all 34 pages would be a pain... But reading all them will surely help us and you... as you might find most of the stuff more useful information than expected... I was new to this post when there were about 24 pages.... But reading them helped a ton. And I'm sure reading that extra 10 pages would be worth it...
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Re: Elevated Bridge 2009

Postby Pleiades » January 6th, 2009, 6:08 pm

yeah, those tension pieces.. do I need bracing connecting the two sides on them?


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