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Fender Bender?

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I wanted to create a fender for those front wheels on the Summerhouse. I spent some time looking at fenders online and while my DH and I were out riding around on the weekend, I noticed some fenders on utitlity trailers that I liked. Didn't get a chance until today to try out my plan. First I fiddled around with a paper pattern until I got a shape I thought would work. blogentry-3022-0-85658400-1438021143_thu I had purchased some 1/16 basswood the other day just for this so got out my utility knife and cut the shape out very carefully. blogentry-3022-0-37256500-1438021162_thu Cutting the piece on the outside edge of the fender was a little trickier, but I did manage to cut it out without doing any personal injury....always a good thing! LOL! I glued the top of the fender to the straight part first and let it dry, also the small curved piece on the front edge. blogentry-3022-0-59170300-1438021182_thu After the glue was dry, I bent the wood around that curve and superglued it. blogentry-3022-0-74822500-1438021196_thu I made sure the Captain wasn't around and added my bling aka rivets! blogentry-3022-0-46768000-1438021233_thu I put the first coat of paint on and thought maybe that was the end of it.... blogentry-3022-0-17114400-1438021251_thu But when I went back to check on it, the front edge had started to ripple....since the paint was dry to the touch, I clamped a couple of pieces of wood on either side and will leave it overnight in hopes of flattening it out. Otherwise, either the Captain had a fender bender last time he was out in it or I'm going to have to start over! Won't worry too much about it until I unclamp it and see how it looks. I tried putting brick paper on the back of the house while the wheels were off and it ended up crooked! So that came off and I am waiting until I feel more amiable towards the brick paper. Still really hot and humid here, I'm beginning to feel refrigerated....have a great day all!




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I'm late to this party and know you already solved the problem in your other post. But that must have been so discouraging. I'd blame it on the weather if I were you. The high humidity does crazy things to projects and makes our fingers swell and brains tired.

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I bet it was the humidity too.  When I put that first coat of paint on, it looked great.  When I came back it was...Whaaat? It's still a little crinkly, but it kind of grows on you....LOL!

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