Fluid Bed Cups
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:22 PM
Ok Ive got 3" pvc and want to make some extra cups for my Fluid bed. Whats best to use for the bottom and instructions please.
Posted 18 June 2008 - 03:44 PM
PM me youe email. I hav some info for you, but I can't put pics into a PM.
Posted 19 June 2008 - 07:02 AM
Why not post them here so everyone can see?May help us newbies.Thanks Wayne
Posted 19 June 2008 - 12:42 PM
The file is too big, maybe spike can make it a tutorial.
Edited by Basseducer, 19 June 2008 - 12:47 PM.
Posted 20 June 2008 - 02:14 PM
I have discussed building fluid beds with the member that gave my a good set of detailed plans on how to make one. He declined my request. Before I normally just grab a thread or post, I ask the author if it's okay and respect that answer.
So, that said, there are enough folks with copies of the design that can provide a copy to any one who requests one. But, I feel I cannot betray the trust of one member to satisfy another, it's one of those honor code things that I've lived with for over 30 years and I won't change it at this stage of my life.
Posted 20 June 2008 - 05:19 PM
I am going through the same thing... I want to make some extra cups for my fluid bed and don't know what to use for the bottom?? Any ideas would be helpful...Thv
Posted 20 June 2008 - 05:28 PM
For the bottom of the cups, as long as the bottom edge is flush, a bead of silicon on the PVC and common brown paper bag cut to size.
Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:30 PM
Ok, email me and I will try giving you the site via email. Plaster of Paris:?
Posted 21 June 2008 - 05:12 PM
Plaster of Paris,
I like the site!!! It gave me some good ideas... Thx for your help!
Posted 21 June 2008 - 06:06 PM
Plaster of Paris - What Mesh Opening (part number) would you recommend?
Posted 22 June 2008 - 09:22 AM
I have no idea. I am planning on calling the company this week. They should beable to give specifics. Plaster of Paris
Posted 22 June 2008 - 05:32 PM
To all you guys that questioned the fluid bed tutorial. I am the creator and the person who decided not to make it as a tutorial. First of all I want to thank Bruce (Spike-A-Pike) for sticking to his word and not printing it. Now I know some of you may jump the gun and start forming opinions of me. Thatís fine but here me out first. Before I joined TU (before the crash), I read hundreds of pages on this site. I literally spent months reading threads, posts and gathering as much information as possible. Then I joined, and was prepared to meet new people, got to know them and started to ask questions about problems I had pouring lead. The first person I ever contacted was LedHed, he started me out on getting components to build a Fluid Bed. Once I got all the info, I decided to build mine instead of buying one. Then I decided to do a tutorial for a friend of mine and thatís how it started. For those of you that donít know me, I, among others on this site will go above and beyond to help guys out. You just have to ask, be reasonable and understanding. On the flip side, if you guys would do a search on fluid beds, you would have seen many guys including Spike-A Pike reference my name associating me with fluid beds, among others that have made them. By reading, you would have seen my name come up, and you could have PMíd me, in which I would have more than gladly sent it to you. I know my fluid bed instructions are passed around from friend to friend. I donít have a problem with that. I have a problem with people wanting things handed to them without making an effort to do a little research (end of my complaining). If I offended anyone here for misunderstanding your intentions please accept my apologies. There was one final determining factor why I finally decided not to post the tutorial. That is, at the time I built mine, there is a guy by the name of Benjamin (TU screen name Dayooper), who has a website www.tjstackle.com, who at that time was building and selling fluid beds. BTW they are excellent, complete right out of the box. I did not and would not post a tutorial on how to make fluid beds, to take business away from him. That is just plain wrong, as I donít do things like that to members or anyone, and I will not post that tutorial for that reason. If any of you guys want a copy of it, I will be more than glad to e-mail it to you, or you can get it from another member here on this site. Also for those of you that are interested in a Multi-Color powder painting tutorial, I have made one also, and I would be willing to e-mail that also to you. Just PM me your e-mail, and I will get it out to anyone who asks. If you have any questions I will be more than happy to answer them off line. I have no secrets (maybe a few) and am willing to help you guys out if you are interested...........Also if you are looking for the mesh, PM LedHed, he may be able to help you out...Take Care All.............Ted
Posted 22 June 2008 - 06:10 PM
UH, I Didnt mean to cause a fuss, all I was intrested in was making some extra cups for my bed I got and what medium to use for the bottoms.
Posted 22 June 2008 - 06:12 PM
A word to those that do not know but 2 guys that go out of their way to help are LedHed & Cadman ... I sincerely appreciate the help they have given both on and off line.
Posted 22 June 2008 - 06:52 PM
I didn't want to come across as a jerk, that's not my style, I'm just stating why I didn't post the tutorial. If you ever want help from me just ask, and I will see what I can do. That goes to all TU members here. Some of you I do know, and the rest by communicating here I will get to know. So dannyp, if I can help you, you can post it on the forum, and I among others will help you out, or you can PM me, if you feel uncomfortable in asking "dumb questions". I have always been free with any knowledge I gain. Just like you and many others, I've been down the same road, and am trying to pave it for the newbies. I owe TU and many members here a lot for my vast amounts of knowledge I have learned here. You won't know unless you ask.
Edited by cadman, 22 June 2008 - 06:55 PM.
Posted 22 June 2008 - 08:24 PM
I'll second JSC. Both have been very helpful along with plenty of others here at TU.
I also know where cadman's coming from and agree 100 percent.