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Feeder Barn Sss
« on: October 22, 2013, 08:44:00 PM »
Thanks to Bryan and the University of Tennessee for the farm building link, I was able to make a set of sketches with templates for a feeder barn. Footprint is 2 ¼” by 4 ¼”. It is a relatively easy build, but is not recommended for the novice. The hardest part is cutting out the feeding racks, but there is an alternative method (see assembly sketches). I modified the design by eliminating the raised concrete floor and pillars, to make the build easier, but you can add them if you want. Roof was also changed. Thanks also to Ed(3up3dn) for help with plan interpretation (feeder racks were vague).

Here is the link to the original plans:

Choice of materials is up to you. It can be done in wood but sketches are based on styrene thicknesses. If you use another material adjust dimensions accordingly. Paint parts before assembly, except where the edges glue to other parts. For gluing styrene parts I recommend a plastic solvent type glue.

The building directions are in the sketches, and to make your build easier you can enlarge them to full size and print them out. Read directions in assembly sketches before cutting out parts as you may want to change some sizes or cut fewer, or additional, openings.

Included sketches are: Overview sketches, Part templates, Shingle template, Assembly sketches, and pdf’s.

To print the part templates actual size, use the PDF's. Select best printer quality, set PDF zoom to 100%, and page scaling to "none" or actual size. Check your printed page to see that 3" lines are exactly 3" long. Once you have template printed, you can cut with scissors (leave a 1/8" border) and arrange on your material for maximum sheet usage. Part templates for siding are a mirror image, when needed, so that you can cut walls with siding side down (easier to cut). Be sure siding grooves are oriented correctly. Use rubber cement or Krylon Easy Tack Repositionable Adhesive to glue paper templates to your material and then just cut on lines. No measuring ! Paper comes off easily.

Cut out parts carefully using a SERB (Single Edge Razor Blade) and straight edge, then follow assembly sketch directions.

Roofing material is up to you and Rich at rslaserkits has some good choices for a 3d effect.

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