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Re: Raven's Nest- Tear Drop Build Journal

Postby clamlamp » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:45 am

What a steal!

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Re: Raven's Nest- Tear Drop Journal 1/21/18

Postby Staryder61 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:18 am

With the windows now on hand..
Beautiful out today. So got an early start on TD. worked on it til late.. ;) I had changed the radius on the very back of the walls. Had to splice in a piece of plywood. Like the new shape better.. Gives more room for cabinets.. :thumbsup:

This is the passenger side.. started laying out the window placement.

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so I can figure out where to cut them, the door, and the holes for the insulation.. will try to get them all cut Sunday..

We'll have to see how the day goes. :worship:

How I plan on mounting walls to floor and trailer:

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Holes all laid out for insulation and windows..

Started cutting the holes for insulation first... :)

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Then moved right along to cutting and fitting the windows..

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Routing the door using a makeshift jig, 1/4" straight router bit and template guide..

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Now it's starting to look more like it may be a tear drop soon.... :thumbsup:

Will set this side down on other one and use it for a pattern for all the holes, except for the windows..
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Re: Raven's Nest- Tear Drop Build Journal

Postby aggie79 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:38 am

David,

You do good work and work quickly! I like the revised profile and windows. Your teardrop is coming along nicely.

Take care,
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Re: Raven's Nest- Tear Drop Build Journal

Postby Staryder61 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:12 pm

aggie79 wrote:David,

You do good work and work quickly! I like the revised profile and windows. Your teardrop is coming along nicely.

Take care,
Tom


Thank you Tom, for following my build progress.. and the great comments... it means a lot..
(All comments positive or others are welcome,, ) I can take it, throw them at me.. they all help... :lol:

Gives me fuel to keep pushing on.. :thumbsup:

I'm having fun with this.. :D working out this and that as I go.. (like the change of the profile, before I had it to far along to change it).
Learned a long time ago not everything on paper works, when it comes to building something..

I've been learning so much from the builders (like yourself) and others, on this forum and it really helps a lot.. so much information in these pages..

Sent you a PM,,

Have a great day,,,,
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Re: Raven's Nest- Tear Drop update 1/22/18

Postby Staryder61 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:04 am

More TD time today: :D

Stood up curb side wall to see what it looks like in place..

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Then started on the drivers side wall.. cut all the holes for insulation and big window..

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Then up with it temporarily to see how it looks and check the window position in comparison to the drop box..

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Top of drop box will double as a table with a view.. :thumbsup:
Our mattresses will fold up and become two sitting cushions, one each side of the table..
Can have a meal inside if the weather is bad,, :roll: or a friendly game of cards or dominoes..

A Thought :thinking: (I should have routed the door leaving 4 tabs that could be cut out later to detach the door. This would have allowed me to skin the interior and the door would have matched the wood grain. Then cut the door out. now I will have to shim it back in place)
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Re: Raven's Nest- Tear Drop build journal 1/24/18

Postby Staryder61 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:34 pm

Tuesday 1/23/18

Sanded the curb side interior, then glued the 3/4" skeleton and 1/8" wall paneling together and clamped it all down on the trailer deck..
Using extra 3/4" plywood, 2" x 4"s, shims and clamps. Let it dry over night..

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Today 1/24/18

Same process as used for the curb side wall on the drivers side wall..

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Letting it dry over night..

Curb side with skin glued on waiting to route.. we used 1/8" pre-finished wall paneling.. will add another piece back where the cabinets go, so the galley will have the same paneling...

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glued down really well :thumbsup:
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Re: Raven's Nest- Tear Drop update 2/2/18

Postby Staryder61 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:39 pm

It's getting there,,, :D

Floor completed, drop box finished and trimmed with aluminum.. Now ready for the sides.. :thumbsup:

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Jig made to route the top braces for the spars and interior skins..

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Re: Raven's Nest- Tear Drop update 2/2/18

Postby clamlamp » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:49 pm

Staryder61 wrote:It's getting there,,, :D

Floor completed, drop box finished and trimmed with aluminum.. Now ready for the sides..

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Jig made to route the top braces for the spars and interior skins..

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Your router jig is awesome, way better than mine.

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Re: Raven's Nest- Tear Drop update 2/2/18

Postby Staryder61 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:40 am

Thanks Clam,,
Cheap little casters from HD,, amazing what you can come up with to make.. when you need it... :)
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Re: Raven's Nest - Update 2/20/18

Postby Staryder61 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:39 am

Tear time again.... Time for the top.. :)
Came back to the forum and checked out aggie79's post again, and how he did his tear top and interior head liner off the cabin... :D
Cut the ribs and struts, put them all together in place on the tear drop..

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then took it off, put it on saw horses to skin with the plywood

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next came the poly head liner..

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was really easy to do it this way.. :thinking: Thanks aggie79 for posting how you did yours.... :thumbsup: it was a big help....

Top skin edges and fantastic fan hole all routed and placed back on the tear drop.. squared up with the walls, glued, clamped and screwed into place..

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Re: Raven's Nest - Update 2/20/18

Postby clamlamp » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:32 pm

I like the method you did your roof! I wish I did it that way, seems much easier than trying to force the skin up like I had to do.

Keep up the good work! 3 more months till summer and you are making good time!
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Re: Raven's Nest - Update 2/20/18

Postby Staryder61 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:00 pm

Thanks clam,,
I'll give credit for doing the roof that way to aggie79 :) It was easy doing it his way..

Yours is moving right along too.. we may both be camping this summer.. I'm shooting for campable by April :thinking: , at Beavers Bend in Oklahoma..

Started on the galley area yesterday, bulkhead in temporary to square things up (humidity has been a killer, warping this and that), solid surface counter cut and set in place,

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will take counter top out, add black walnut to the edge then buff to a shine before gluing in permanent.

Can start on the cabinets now, :thumbsup: have the red oak for the face frames and have to figure out how to accent the red oak doors with the black walnut. :D I have some black walnut left over from another project.. Thought this tear would be a good place to use some of it..

Let's get'em done,, David
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Re: Raven's Nest - Update 2/20/18

Postby S. Heisley » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:12 pm

:thumbsup: You're doing a good job, Staryder!
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Re: Raven's Nest - Update 2/20/18

Postby Staryder61 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:05 pm

Thanks for the compliment Sharon, and for checking out my build.
I can use them, :) they help to motivate me..
Slow at times but getting there.. ;)
Your build is one of the ones I have read through a couple times..
Is that marine paint still holding up good?
Wanted a complete woody, though, thinking now, :thinking: woody sides and maybe a PMF, painted top..
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Re: Raven's Nest - Update 2/20/18

Postby aggie79 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:11 am

Great progress David!

I need your motivation. I was going to clean out the garage yesterday and resurrect my window unit "frankenstein" project, but decided to go bike riding instead.

Take care,
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