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    Has anyone here built the Durango Press HOn3 water tank kit? I started one recently and have built jigs to make the support lets as well as one to locate the legs to build the tank base. Any tips or tricks to get everything together in a somewhat straight and level fashion? Looks like the roof and trim will be a feat...

    Thanks

    Rick

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    Just building another over the past few weeks. It is a bit tricky however I did not use a jig. Just cut the diagonals for the legs directly over the paper plan to get accurate size. Did this by placing plan on 1 inch foam covered with baking paper so you could see through. Once cut use T Pins to hold legs in place over plan and the glued cross braces in place. I drilled wire holes by eye using a slightly oversize drill.

    Tricky but turned out okay.

    For the timbers around the roof, I drew a plan of the roof once it was made to shape so I could cut the timbers to length one at a time numbering each to match its location.

    Take your time and read the plans a few times and it will turn out okay.

    Rod.
    Rod

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    • #3
      Thanks Rod. Everything actually went together great. I'm at a point now of doing to wood trim at the bottom of the roof and then deciding whether or not I want shingles or tar paper on the roof. I have a Banta water tank in my stash and it looks like an easier build. Only change im making to the Durango Press kit is to substitute chart tape for the paper for the bands on the tank

      Rick

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      • #4
        Good news Rick. I was concerned about the paper however it worked much better than I thought. My wife does card making and scrap-booking as her hobbies and so I grabbed some of her paper fixing glue. it has a very small metal nozzle with which to apply the glue, dries clear and rather fast. I have used it for tissue paper roofs etc. It is a product of Stampin-up called fine tip glue pen. Might be of use in other applications. If interested I have a blog:- santafesd40.blogspot.com Have fun.
        Rod

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