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Postby planovet » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:47 pm

Sparksalot wrote:Thanks. I'm curious to see what your's is going to look like.


Me too! :lol:
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Postby rbeemer » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:03 pm

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

There is no such thing as stupid errors just errors associated with varying degrees of "how much it cost to fix it" :lol: :lol:

Looks Good :applause:
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Postby Sparksalot » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:53 pm

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


There is no such thing as stupid errors just errors associated with varying degrees of "how much it cost to fix it" :lol: :lol:

Looks Good :applause:[/quote]


LOL. yes, stoopid = $$$ :cry:
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Postby Sparksalot » Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:14 pm

This week has been kinda nuts. I did get to start working on the doors.

I'm framing the door with 1x to give some meat for the hinges, lock and window frame. Hi-tech gravity clamps from Valspar were very helpful.

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Just about ready to trim. The glue is still drying on the right door.

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Trimmed up the edges and window opening. This router gadget is HANDY.

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Postby Sparksalot » Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:17 pm

The cabin doors are coming along. It'll be nice to finish these since they have so many parts currently spread all over. The windows are 15x18 crank out types from Grant. I have a set of door hardware from him as well.

Note the ginormous size compared to the camping data surfer.

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A little bit of insulation was possible in the doors, so we went for it.

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The hi-tech gravity clamps were at it again.

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I've been really looking hard at fenders. I've seen many the looked cool, especially the swoopy late '30s reproductions. I keep coming back to a simple elegant style. I snagged these at Northern Tool for $27 each. The discs are from Hubcap Mike's.

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Postby cdfnchico » Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:44 pm

Been lovin' your build pics...gets us all excited about ours. Really starting to look good! I like the simple fenders as well and the caps look amazing! Can't wait for your next post!
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Postby Sparksalot » Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:49 pm

Wow, someone's watching!

Heck I thought it was only my uncle and grandma that read the thread here.

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Postby mikeschn » Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:34 pm

Nice EEE PC you got there... are you running Linux or Windows?

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P.S. Do you have a cell modem for camping?

Sparksalot wrote:Note the ginormous size compared to the camping data surfer.

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Postby Sparksalot » Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:15 pm

I wonder where I learned about those things. LOL

It's set up with linux, the basic Xandros package. I've been playing with it for a whole week now. MY wife surprised me for my birthday last week.

As far as the modem, I'm not sure just what I'll do with that. I may just lean toward having it handy to hit wireless hotspots while traveling to and fro.

mikeschn wrote:Nice EEE PC you got there... are you running Linux or Windows?

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P.S. Do you have a cell modem for camping?

Sparksalot wrote:Note the ginormous size compared to the camping data surfer.

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Postby Sparksalot » Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:05 pm

The gravity clamps came off this morning, so we were able to get a clear look at the doors. They weigh about 15 lbs each like this. With the window, door hardware, hinges, etc. they are 24 lbs each.

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Inner side of the window. More trim to think about. How many edges are on this thing anyway. Oy vey.

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Hinge shot. I think I'll do some kind of spacer to help them stand off a bit in order to get better squish (more even) of the weather strip as the door closes.

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

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Postby Sparksalot » Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:20 pm

Holy cow, the amount of stuff to actually build on this thing is dwindling.

It's time to get the cabin/galley bulkhead done. The inner wall skin is set in place here.

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I'm taking a different route for 120v power. I found this neat rack mount "power strip" at a computer hardware store. It has 6 outlets on each side. More Power! Argh argh argh.

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Bulkhead framing is laid out. The Working Stiff is home schooled, so I gave him a pop quiz in math. He had to add, subtract, multiply and divide in fractions to get all the dimensions for the framing correct. He scored 100%.

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The bulkhead is laid up. Gravity clamps in action once again. The 4th pint of Titebond has just been killed off. Need to buy stock in that company.

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Postby planovet » Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:39 pm

Sparksalot wrote:The 4th pint of Titebond has just been killed off. Need to buy stock in that company.


I know the feeling, I'm om #3 and I still have a ways to go. Nice job so far. :thumbsup:
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Postby rhltechie » Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:03 pm

I have really enjoyed looking at your build photos. Go Tripp-Lite!!! I use them in all my computers applications. I am just starting as a TD lover and i have just started in on making plans. I know nothing of the electrical part of this, but what does this plug into?

you have done an amazing job...thanks for posting such great pics.

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Postby Sparksalot » Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:53 pm

planovet wrote:
Sparksalot wrote:The 4th pint of Titebond has just been killed off. Need to buy stock in that company.


I know the feeling, I'm om #3 and I still have a ways to go. Nice job so far. :thumbsup:


Thanks. BTW, I like your "product placement" photo. :lol:
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Postby Sparksalot » Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:55 pm

rhltechie wrote:I have really enjoyed looking at your build photos. Go Tripp-Lite!!! I use them in all my computers applications. I am just starting as a TD lover and i have just started in on making plans. I know nothing of the electrical part of this, but what does this plug into?

you have done an amazing job...thanks for posting such great pics.

mandy


Thanks. You're gonna have to post pics as well.

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