The Astroliner

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Re: The Astroliner

Postby Atomic77 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:26 pm

Ron Dickey wrote:whow, That is really nice work!!

You are giving me ideas.

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Re: The Astroliner

Postby MrBo » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:42 pm

Super cool build!
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Re: The Astroliner

Postby Atomic77 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:47 pm

MrBo wrote:Super cool build!


Thank you, glad you like it
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Re: The Astroliner

Postby Atomic77 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:15 am

As promised, here's what we did with the TV. It would have taken 15 minutes to hang a bracket on the wall and be done with it. But Carrie had other ideas, and as usual, hers are better than mine! Anyway, after some trial and error and a couple prototypes, here is the finished product. It's a Footboard/ Media Center and my new favorite thing...

We made a pattern and cut out the footboard

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We made doors and tracks for the doors to slide in, then dry fit everything

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We applied generous amounts of lacquer, then installed the doors, speaker and USB charging port permanently

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Many hours went into getting the TV lifting mechanism just right. Brother Matt outdid himself on this one!

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Here it is installed!

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For the full experience, be sure to watch the You Tube video!

https://youtu.be/2xyPnf3jv8U

Until next time, Happy Building!

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Re: The Astroliner

Postby aggie79 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:33 am

It's starting to sound like a broken record but...well done again Michael! :applause: :thumbsup: :applause: I finally checked out some or your Youtube videos and the Astroliner is even more impressive in 3D.
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Re: The Astroliner

Postby me&z » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:35 am

Way cool.
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Re: The Astroliner

Postby Atomic77 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:26 pm

aggie79 wrote:It's starting to sound like a broken record but...well done again Michael! :applause: :applause: I finally checked out some or your Youtube videos and the Astroliner is even more impressive in 3D.
Thank you my friend

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Re: The Astroliner

Postby Atomic77 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:27 pm

me&z wrote:Way cool.
Thanks!

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Re: The Astroliner

Postby KTM_Guy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:23 pm

Wow, just, Wow! :applause:

You know you are going to have to do a trip around the country so we can all see Astroliner in person. :worship:

If you ever get out to Mesa, AZ I have room to park and will throw in a dinner and breakfast. :beer:

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Re: The Astroliner

Postby KCStudly » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:06 am

Cool. You are really keeping the design quality and integrity of your theme at the highest level. You should be... and deserve to be... very proud of your accomplishments on this project!
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Re: The Astroliner

Postby Atomic77 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:54 am

KCStudly wrote:Cool. You are really keeping the design quality and integrity of your theme at the highest level. You should be... and deserve to be... very proud of your accomplishments on this project!
Thank you Brotherman. I'll be honest. I'm tired. Any progress on yours?

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Re: The Astroliner

Postby Atomic77 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:55 am

KTM_Guy wrote:Wow, just, Wow! :applause:

You know you are going to have to do a trip around the country so we can all see Astroliner in person. :worship:

If you ever get out to Mesa, AZ I have room to park and will throw in a dinner and breakfast.

Todd
Well Todd, you never know... We just might take you up on that! Thank you

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Re: The Astroliner

Postby KCStudly » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:24 am

Atomic77 wrote:Any progress on yours?

I went out to the shop last Saturday, mostly to align the headlights in the Jeep after replacing one of the lamps, but I did clean up my work area from the clutter and saw dust that had accumulated, put tools away that had been left out from various projects, and took a first look at my "new to me" 12/120v fridge/freezer. I need to make a new lid for it and spruce it up a bit.

Keep poking at me. I appreciate it and will turn things around here. Thanks. :D
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Re: The Astroliner

Postby Atomic77 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:37 am

KCStudly wrote:
Atomic77 wrote:Any progress on yours?

I went out to the shop last Saturday, mostly to align the headlights in the Jeep after replacing one of the lamps, but I did clean up my work area from the clutter and saw dust that had accumulated, put tools away that had been left out from various projects, and took a first look at my "new to me" 12/120v fridge/freezer. I need to make a new lid for it and spruce it up a bit.

Keep poking at me. I appreciate it and will turn things around here. Thanks. :D
It's tough sometimes to stay motivated on such a project. There are so many moving parts to the whole scenario. The time investment. The financial investment. Especially when life is full and many other things require time and money! For me, the travel, the expense of that and the toll it takes on my life at home when I'm away. It makes it easy to step away and not come back! But I keep dreaming. I keep imagining me and my family all together in some remote location enjoying nature and the fruits of our labor. We just have to remember why we started all this in the first place and reconnect with those reasons; rekindle the excitement that fueled us to begin such an undertaking in the first place! So, what is the next step? What is the next project on the agenda that gets the Poet Creek Express back on the rails? Keep dreaming KC. They'll eventually become reality...

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Re: The Astroliner

Postby KCStudly » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:18 pm

Thank you. That is very good and thoughtful advice. :thumbsup:
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