User talk:Vincecate/BallHouse

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Truth is I found a 36 cm (14.2 inch) buoy on the beach that is just perfect for modeling this at 1/25th scale, so I will have to model it. And since I will be testing a model of this design I decided to write it up to match the model.  :-) The idea is growing on me the longer I think about it. Vincecate 03:35, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

How about making the sphere by spraying fibrous concrete (shotcrete) on an inflated balloon?--Vtoldude 19:10, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Maybe. I think you still need some rebar. Setting it up so it stays in place, but in the middle, is a bit tricky but probably there is a way. Vincecate 18:57, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

I think HDPE plastic could really work for this. A ball is a strong shape. They use the plastic for kayaks and some small boats. It is heavier than fiberglass but really tough. With some "carbon black" in it the sun does not bother it. Vincecate 18:57, 28 August 2008 (UTC)