Rose Rolls - The unathorized Compass Rose autobiography

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Postby Sparksalot » Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:28 pm

The wall bandit did the other side. Now how to ingress?

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Postby 2bits » Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:35 pm

Sparksalot wrote:
2bits wrote:I have no idea how you got that interior wall in! :? Looks awesome though! !!


Ancient Chinese Secret.

First, you roll the sheet...



NIICE! !! :thumbsup:
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Postby Sparksalot » Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:59 pm

It's update time again.

Today the ceiling. A word of advice to those who haven't done this part yet.

GET HELP. YER GONNA NEED IT.

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Almost ready to insulate.

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Cozy. Gonna need a light in here now.

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It's Miller time. Well, not really, I'm gonna get a real beer.
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Inspiration: http://tnttt.com/Design_Library/Trailer%20for%20Two.htm

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Postby Sparksalot » Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:03 pm

I had to cut a filler strip for the odd area in front of the wood subfloor and the floor deck. I've been having visions of baaaaad things happening to this spot if left as a hollow cavity.

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Doors are coming really soon. I've received my order of trim bits, door handles and windows from Grant.

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The Princess Helper supervises roof insulation. I had to install a false spar just above/infront of the door where the skin for the roof will meet.

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I chose the type of foam for it's flexibility, but man what a mess. Fortunately most of it was in the driveway.

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"I've been signed!" The Princess Helper has added her own personalized build plate to Rose.

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Inspiration: http://tnttt.com/Design_Library/Trailer%20for%20Two.htm

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Postby Miriam C. » Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:40 pm

:applause: :applause: :woohoo: Your almost there! Oh and about the gap---once the skin is on you will forget all about it. :lol:

Tell the little princess helper to getRdun! :thumbsup:
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Postby Sparksalot » Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:26 pm

Miriam C. wrote::applause: :applause: :woohoo: Your almost there! Oh and about the gap---once the skin is on you will forget all about it. :lol:

Tell the little princess helper to getRdun! :thumbsup:


She;s tryin'. Don't look now, but we've got roof skin.

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Postby 2bits » Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:45 pm

Oh man I am looking forward to doing that! Looking great! :thumbsup:
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Postby Sparksalot » Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:16 pm

2bits wrote:Oh man I am looking forward to doing that! Looking great! :thumbsup:


I am really enjoying watching the pile of wood in the garage shrink.

I've starting prepping for the hatch build. Doors are ready to be worked on. I want to make sure I have a nice flat location to assemble the door sandwich on.
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Postby 2bits » Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:36 pm

Well it's only gonna be 107 today right ! :lol:
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Postby Sparksalot » Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:43 pm

2bits wrote:Well it's only gonna be 107 today right ! :lol:


Piece of cake. The first summer I came to Texas, I finally asked when it was gonna get hot. It had only gotten to 105 so far that year. I had lived inland in SoCal for 2 years before, where 120 was common.

Last night. Up, up, and over the top.

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This afternoon. Rear part of roof is done. Holy cow, only hatch, galley and doors left.

BTW, I'm gonna go pass out from heat stroke now.

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Postby planovet » Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:16 pm

Nice job Sparks! :thumbsup:
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Postby peggyearlchris » Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:47 pm

Wow, It sure is coming along nicely. You are doing a super job. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Peg
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Postby Sparksalot » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:55 pm

After the worst of the afternoon heat, we did a bit more today.

Window cuts. BTW, the pvc pipe with the mail labels, is my package of Al trim from Grant.

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Hey, I bet this thing goes here.

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They're losing weight, maybe 5 lbs apiece now.

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The Princess Helper has started to move in.

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Postby Sparksalot » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:57 pm

planovet wrote:Nice job Sparks! :thumbsup:


Thanks. I'm curious to see what your's is going to look like.
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The Compass Rose build thread: viewtopic.php?t=23213

Inspiration: http://tnttt.com/Design_Library/Trailer%20for%20Two.htm

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Postby Sparksalot » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:59 pm

peggyearlchris wrote:Wow, It sure is coming along nicely. You are doing a super job. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Peg


Thank you. I'm getting REALLY anxious to finish, but don't want to rush and make stupid errors at this point.
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