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Sand house and bin Sss
« on: October 23, 2013, 05:09:47 PM »
Here is a set of plans for a sand house and bin that you can scratch build. The footprint is 1  5/8 x 4 5/16 and is an easy build, featuring butt joints. If you don’t like the colors, you can paint as desired. There are parts templates to print so you can save measuring steps. Thanks to Ernie(UP4-8-8-4 or Steam-Monsters) for suggesting that I do it, and for the promise to be included in his will if I did it. 

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. You can also adjust openings for your own windows or doors. Window material is easily cut from clear blister pack plastic. Paint parts before assembly, except where the edges glue to other parts.

The building directions and materials 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, Assembly sketches, and pdf’s.

To print the part template actual size use the pdf. Set your printer to best quality, set pdf zoom to 100%, and page scaling to none. Check your printed page to see that 3” line is 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 template for siding is a mirror image so that you can cut with siding side down (easier to cut). Use rubber cement 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. It is important to follow assembly sketches in sequence or some parts may not fit.

Follow assembly sketch directions.

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