5' X 10' Grumman 2 Sort Of

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Re: 5' X 10' Grumman 2 Sort Of Day 26

Postby RunnerDuck » Sat May 14, 2016 9:34 am

Actually there's been a lot of days between Day 25 and Day 26 but not a lot to show for it until now.

I now have the outer plywood glued to the cores. I used PL and troweled it on with a notched trowel. Then I walked all over the wall and then loaded it with milk cartons filled with water. I do believe it's well bonded :thumbsup:
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I did have one very unusual situation. I ran out of glue just before I finished applying it so I cut the tip off a new tube and then tried to put it into the gun. It would not go in! It was too long and would not fit.

I worked on it for about ten minutes while the rest of the glue was setting up and I was running out of working time. I finally pounded it into the gun and finished the glue up but I've never run into a situation like that before and at such a critical point :x

I'm now ready to move on but I have a question: Is it better to put the finish on the walls before you put them up or after?

I'm thinking before because it would be easier to do with the wall lying flat.
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Re: 5' X 10' Grumman 2 Sort Of

Postby noseoil » Sat May 14, 2016 1:38 pm

Always finish with the panels laying flat! Especially with a ceiling panel, but walls, doors, drawer heads etc. will always be a better finish if you can work them when they're horizontal.

Sand, blow off the dust, wipe with a tack rag & finish. A brushed finish will look really good if it isn't too hot to level out first before it tacks over. Do a thinned coat to seal things up, then a couple of full strength coats, 320 paper between coats & a tack rag & you will have a finish that looks sprayed!

Tucson, finishing in summer, ugh, 100 degrees & 8% humidity. Urethane can skin over & show brush strokes even when the panels are laid flat.
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Re: 5' X 10' Grumman 2 Sort Of

Postby Vedette » Sun May 22, 2016 10:23 am

Keep up the Great Progress! :thumbsup:
Our PNW group can't wait to meet you and go camping!
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Re: 5' X 10' Grumman 2 Sort Of Post 27

Postby RunnerDuck » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:37 am

Hey Everyone,

I've changed my "Subject" from "Day's" to "Post's" since there seem to be a number of days that go by before I put up a new post.

I've been making some really good progress and it's finally starting to show.

I got the walls stained and installed including the galley wall.

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I've started on the galley cabinets and the first thing is installing the 12v/120v power plug, and sizing and installing the slide out tray for the refrigerator/cooler.

I made a custom power outlet by cutting a 120v plug in half making room for a 12v outlet. It's a areal squeeze but it works.

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I'll show you the refrigerator in the next post.
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Re: 5' X 10' Grumman 2 Sort Of Post 27 Continued

Postby RunnerDuck » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:42 am

And here's the installation of the refrigerator/cooler.

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The try is on 110 percent slides so it comes all the way out. The cooling vents are in the front and I hop that's enough space for it to "breath" OK.

I've started on the rest of the cabinets and will post some pictures of that in the near future.

Onward!
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Re: 5' X 10' Grumman 2 Sort Of

Postby Vedette » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:21 am

Hi Ken
Always nice to see forward progress! :thumbsup:
Keep the momentum going.
Sure would be nice to have you join us for the 2016 Fall Crawl, as it will be the adventure of a lifetime and a great introduction to Teardrop Camping/Travelling.
You will also have an opportunity to meet some of our Teardrop Family.
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Re: 5' X 10' Grumman 2 Sort Of

Postby RunnerDuck » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:59 am

Brian,

While I'm still optimistic about some summer camping I'm thinking that fall could be a sure thing, if I keep focused!

Back to work!
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Re: 5' X 10' Grumman 2 Sort Of

Postby Vedette » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:39 am

So, something must have happened here!
Ken quit posting???
Anyone have any update? :thinking:
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Re: 5' X 10' Grumman 2 Sort Of

Postby tony.latham » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:44 pm

Vedette wrote:So, something must have happened here!
Ken quit posting???
Anyone have any update? :thinking:
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Hmmmmm... :thinking:

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Re: 5' X 10' Grumman 2 Sort Of

Postby RunnerDuck » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:44 pm

Obviously things have changed over the course of time. I haven't posted any of my progress in a very long time and the reasons are varied but the biggest one was a winter hiatus last year as I was building this in a portable garage and damn, it was cold!

It took me a year and nine months to complete and it turned out great!!! I didn't finish it until this fall so still haven't been camping in it :(

So here it is! I'll post the exterior here and then a second post with the interior and third with the Galley. I hope you like what I did.

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Re: 5' X 10' Grumman 2 Sort Of

Postby RunnerDuck » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:47 pm

Here is the interior, front, back and with the desk up.

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Re: 5' X 10' Grumman 2 Sort Of

Postby aggie79 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:48 pm

:applause: :thumbsup: :applause: Fantastic!
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Re: 5' X 10' Grumman 2 Sort Of

Postby RunnerDuck » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:06 pm

aggie79 wrote::applause: :thumbsup: :applause: Fantastic!


Thank you :wine:
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Re: 5' X 10' Grumman 2 Sort Of

Postby ELM » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:09 pm

Beautiful work it looks AWESOME :thumbsup: :applause: :beer:
The Shasta gathering is coming up at the end of April. hint hint
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Re: 5' X 10' Grumman 2 Sort Of

Postby RunnerDuck » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:36 pm

ELM wrote:Beautiful work it looks AWESOME :thumbsup: :applause: :beer:
The Shasta gathering is coming up at the end of April. hint hint


Thank you and I'll think about Shasta :thinking:
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