The Tiny Tillson Teardrop Trailer (T4)

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Re: The Tiny Tillson Teardrop Trailer (T4)

Postby saywhatthat » Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:47 pm

Thanks for the kerf bending calculator it will help with my next build
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Re: The Tiny Tillson Teardrop Trailer (T4)

Postby Woodmaster001 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:14 pm

T4,

How did you treat all those cuts against water and sand/dirt/stone damage. I used herculon bed liner on my metal fenders - keeps out water between the fender and sidewall and cuts down on noise.

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Re: The Tiny Tillson Teardrop Trailer (T4)

Postby BLTillson » Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:21 am

I have not installed or sealed them yet. When I do I will most likely use Flex Seal on the wood and then the wheel wells will be covered in .040 aluminum.

Woodmaster001 wrote:T4,

How did you treat all those cuts against water and sand/dirt/stone damage. I used herculon bed liner on my metal fenders - keeps out water between the fender and sidewall and cuts down on noise.

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Re: The Tiny Tillson Teardrop Trailer (T4)

Postby BLTillson » Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:24 am

You are welcome. Perform lots of tests before you commit to using expensive lumber. Reaching your desired radius and having all the kerfs closed down to nice sealed triangles can be a challenge.

saywhatthat wrote:Thanks for the kerf bending calculator it will help with my next build
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Re: The Tiny Tillson Teardrop Trailer (T4)

Postby BLTillson » Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:26 am

The wood will be sealed on all sides. The wheel side of the fender will be covered in Flex Seal and then .040 aluminum.

Woodmaster001 wrote:T4,

How did you treat all those cuts against water and sand/dirt/stone damage. I used herculon bed liner on my metal fenders - keeps out water between the fender and sidewall and cuts down on noise.

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Re: The Tiny Tillson Teardrop Trailer (T4)

Postby BLTillson » Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:34 am

Not much progress being made over the past few weeks due to some health issues. I have made some advancements in support systems. I needed to move the operation inside so we purchased a 12 x 20 x 8 carport. I also made a trip alarm since I live in an area that warrants the protection.

Hopefully construction will continue soon.

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