Woody Teardrop Kit Some assembly required

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Woody Teardrop Kit Some assembly required

Postby Woodpecker » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:12 pm

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Re: Woody Teardrop Kit Some assembly required

Postby friz » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:17 pm



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Re: Woody Teardrop Kit Some assembly required

Postby Woodpecker » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:39 pm

Got the trailer assembled & modified. I disable the folding mechanism and replace that with a steel bar then move one of the cross struts to a new position in the back to make the base of the kitchen wall.

The sub-floor is 3/8" exterior plywood. 2 Coats of wood primer, let it dry overnight and sprayed it down with 2 big cans of Black Flex-Seal rubber. A lot lighter than the roof sealant I used last time.

Now I can cut the floor frame lumber while that dries.

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Re: Woody Teardrop Kit Some assembly required

Postby Woodpecker » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:26 pm

Fabricated the floor frame, fun! Flipped it to pre-drill the holes for the lag screws and paint the underside.
Nice layer of construction adhesive and lagged it down to the frame.
Primered the whole and ran the foam around it to seal any stray holes.

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Re: Woody Teardrop Kit Some assembly required

Postby Woodpecker » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:31 pm

Floor panels cut and mostly sanded.
More sanding then paint tomorrow.
The edges get screwed down but the center pieces are doors for under bed storage bins.
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Re: Woody Teardrop Kit Some assembly required

Postby Woodpecker » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:49 pm

Storage Nest doors all done. Trailer floor fabrication is complete and she's ready for some walls!

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Made some design changes so I had to loft a new Jig.
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Cut all 4 walls. Now to do some math and cut the doors out.
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Re: Woody Teardrop Kit Some assembly required

Postby Woodpecker » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:14 pm

Got all 4 doors cut out and one wall laid out to laminate.
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Two kinds of glue, spray foam and the other skin on top then clamped, strapped down and covered with plastic so the sun will bake it but not trash it.
It can sit and steam all day under the clamps, cure overnight and I'll do the other wall tomorrow.
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Re: Woody Teardrop Kit Some assembly required

Postby Woodpecker » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:18 pm

Finished the second wall yesterday.
Checked them both this morning (Nice and flat) and then strapped them back down to cure for another 24 hours.

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Re: Woody Teardrop Kit Some assembly required

Postby Woodpecker » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:54 pm

Got the doors laid out and skinned one of them.
Lotta sanding but it's coming out nice!

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Re: Woody Teardrop Kit Some assembly required

Postby aggie79 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:53 pm

Nice work! You are really moving along on your build. :applause: :applause:

It took me about a year to get the same point on my build.
Tom (& Linda)
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Re: Woody Teardrop Kit Some assembly required

Postby Woodpecker » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:59 pm

Thanks! Trying to work at it steady, at least one project every day.
Today I got the other door skinned and the first coat of Spar-Varnish on one wall. Shiny!

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Re: Woody Teardrop Kit Some assembly required

Postby Woodpecker » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:32 pm

Got both doors sanded and stained and finished staining the other side wall.
Love that Golden Oak stain.

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Re: Woody Teardrop Kit Some assembly required

Postby Woodpecker » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:58 pm

Finished varnishing the walls and doors yesterday and got the walls mounted today.

Kick-board up and set. I may try to stain it today. Love it when everything comes out nice and square.

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I love the huge kitchen! and this is without the wings.

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Re: Woody Teardrop Kit Some assembly required

Postby Woodpecker » Thu May 04, 2017 2:23 pm

I got an order for a hang drum and have to many projects going on =)
Still getting one thing done every day!

Got the Roof struts and cleats in Monday.
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Got the inner skin in Tuesday. All but the closet.
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Small project Wednesday, made some nice struts for the vent. Gotta let that sit.
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Today I'm gonna try to get the main wiring run back to the closet and start the insulation.
Better get to work!
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Re: Woody Teardrop Kit Some assembly required

Postby Woodpecker » Thu May 04, 2017 4:25 pm

OK Wired and insulated.

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Now I gotta go give the Hot tub some love.
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