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Old 15th July 2004, 01:44 AM   #41
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I tried a blind from walmart and a shower curtain. I thought both kind of sucked. I used a blackout cloth from Joann's and it worked great!
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Old 16th July 2004, 02:54 AM   #42
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Talking Printer paper werks!

I got 30 peieces of printer paper, scotch taped 'em together, and watta ya know! I've got a DIY Projection screen. It works alot better than my my white wall and has high quality results!
Ha, I'm just kidding LOL!

I really use a bedsheet attatched onto a skinny peice of wood to keep out wrinkles. I hang it from the auning attatchments and it works pretty good. There's always room for improvement, but no need really.
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Old 16th July 2004, 02:57 AM   #43
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Has anyone come up with a good way to use black-out cloth, avoid wrinkles, and make it roll-up-able and maybe even semi-portable?

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Old 16th July 2004, 03:58 AM   #44
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You could do what I did, staple it to a long and skinny piece of wood. I can roll mine up when it's not being used and it prevents wrinkles
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Old 16th July 2004, 04:00 AM   #45
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I guess I am not understanding where the skinny piece of wood goes and how this screen is hung... Any more details?

Sorry for the miscomunication.

Sounds like a promising simple solution

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Old 22nd July 2004, 02:11 PM   #46
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mccamp 82, I will try to post pictures before the end of this day. (7/22)
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Old 22nd July 2004, 02:22 PM   #47
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Here is the front picture (hope it works)
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Old 22nd July 2004, 02:23 PM   #48
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Here is the first back shot. well the picture isn't working. I'll try again a little later :/
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Old 24th July 2004, 03:37 PM   #49
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Here's what I did with my black out cloth:

screen

and a close up

I used little one-sided metal eyelets, and two-piece gromets for the corners (the big ones). Both is available in a hardware store. For the eyelets, you'll need one of these hole puncher pliers, with the right stamp and anvil. Should be in stock. Little tip - go for the better ones, I first bought a cheap one in a set, and it bent while I was doing the first eyelet...

It took me quite a while ironing the cloth, and there are still some minor wrinkles. In frontal projection, they are not visible, though. The cloth is not warping, (just a little left and right, but that doesn't matter) and it is easily rolled up if necessary. To get it absolutely smooth, it would be better to build a full frame, and stretch it from all sides.
The solution with the eyelets and the free-running string over the steel rods has the advantage, that the forces are equally distributed over the whole edge. And I quite like the look of it...
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Old 3rd August 2004, 06:44 AM   #50
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I at present have a screen up on the wall but its abit out of place when not in use.
i've got a pull down curtain roller which i got from the curtain shop, I am playing around with making an automatic screen but having the screen roll up out of a shelf. Part of my design project.
when i get all the planning done i will post them if anyone wants.
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