# Recent content by curtis73

1. ### Help me build a ramp

This is a viable thing. Looking into it now. I solicited a donation of a couple 24' extension ladders to get more framing. If I can fill the voids with foam to stiffen up the voids, I can go thinner on the decking
2. ### Help me build a ramp

How about luan to aluminum? I just found a CL ad for a couple of old aluminum extension ladders. Bingo... extra I-beams with crossmembers already in place.
3. ### Help me build a ramp

Have a picture. Question to follow. This is the set I'm building. Relax... I have a week and a half before we open. Cast of 7, community theater, show runs for 10 performances plus 3 dress rehearsals The ramp indicated by the red arrow folds up, and the two walls indicated by the blue...
4. ### Hard shell "fixer" for making props

For this rock, I let a volunteer fly solo with it. She wisely started with a plywood base and screwed two 5-gallon buckets to it. Then she made a fantastic slurry out of scraps of pink XPS, sawdust, some past-its-prime drywall mud, some wood glue, and some decidedly smelly latex paint. Then...
5. ### Hard shell "fixer" for making props

I also found an example of what I'm hoping to achieve. There are several companies that make vehicle service ramps from a foam. One of their models (for commercial trucks) will hold 16,000 lbs per ramp and weigh just a little over 15lbs. I certainly don't need 8 tons of capacity, but you get...