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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok so mesh orderd finally .Smile

Wondering now if any one can share images of there lifts for ideas
I have done a mock up and change to a stronger wood with better lifts in centre .

In 5 feet 10 so my initial plan is

14 inch lifts
Plus shoe / sandal height 1/2 to 1 inch
Plus head height 2 to 3 inch

May be able to drop a inch or 2 on the lifts


I have an idea what id like to do but if people can share what they have done would be much apreciated .
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you need that much height, I think you are better off getting drywall stilts at 15" or bucket stilts at steppinupinc.com
I use drywall stilts but they need some mods to get right and others swear by the bucket stilts that you can cut to the height you want.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just saw that I mentioned that already on the first page. IMO those are your best options.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the reply . I just feel id be more comfortable on lift type as opposed to the stilts .
I do like the high steppers but would like something along the lines of what ive done .
Had a good look at pauls thread and love how his are done .
I did contemplate somethink like id done but without the 2 x 2 in the centre and sandwich foot and base board between insulation type foam with dowels through.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a thought
Woul styrene work sandwiched between the base and foot area . Possibly another base in the middle and dowels through top to bottom
[img]2 https://imgur.com/gallery/ULHEdzi[/img]
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm would this work ?

Messing about with the lifts
I also have some 1 inch mdf i had at the back of the shed . But while toying with ideas ill save that for the finished item

Would something like this work ?
Just a mock up . I have a few 4m sheets of styrene in the shed. Was going to use as a form of insulation .
Compressed by around 15 mm when base screwed down

Will have supports up the sides and a sandal or trainer on the foot base along with spmething to hide from below knee to my toes

Foam around the styrene ...

Very light

[img]https://flic.kr/p/T5671o[/img]
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Struggling to post pics for some reason . Any suggestions on best app to use Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

20190316_174420 by dave gilmore, on Flickr

20190316_131427 by dave gilmore, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decided what ill use on the leg from below knee to cover foot bump

Gym matt on offer at the range £20 down to £10 .
5mm thick . Smooth on one side should work well

20190317_153801 by dave gilmore, on Flickr

20190317_153805 by dave gilmore, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

20190317_171634 by dave gilmore, on Flickr
20190317_171624 by dave gilmore, on Flickr

Which ever i do ill be using better material for base and foot plate.

Do like the idea of the strene .very light and once screwed down very solid when on them . Combined with a better base . Have loads of the styrene board in the shed in sheets

20190317_171649 by dave gilmore, on Flickr

20190317_171644 by dave gilmore, on Flickr
20190317_171639 by dave gilmore, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok back to below knee and to hide foot bump on lifts .
Any one used polypropylene sheets ?
0.5 and 0.8 mm thick

https://youtu.be/5jcNU_T1A94
And the 0.5
https://youtu.be/XA8Gt-S20q4

Very cheap at just over £3 a sheet in a few colours

https://www.kitronik.co.uk/materials/polypropylene/0-8mm-polypropylene-sheets.html
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

half a small trash can works for me Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacca9 wrote:
half a small trash can works for me Smile


Thanks for the tip Smile

Made a order for the 0.5 and 0.8mm polypropelene sheet so will see how that works ...hopefully it will work and should also shroud the bottom of the lifts
Along with 50mm thich craft foam / styrofoam .

https://www.kitronik.co.uk/materials/craft-foam.html
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well thanks to Jamie .
Hair arrived today . Much earlier than expected aling with the toes
Get legs finnished this weekend and can arrange mesh suit to be made up .
Realy looking forward to this build Smile
20190328_154735 by dave gilmore, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone have a link to the mesh at joanns fabrics ?
Have a friend in mooresville nc that has a shop close by.
My mesh came today and way too stretchy Sad

I order a sample of this
Heavy duty fabric mesh with 3.09mm holes


https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F333117799790
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