Benroy for my baby

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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby Kingston » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:31 pm

I absolutely love your window profiles, they will be an amazing frame to watch the world through, make me think of the letterbox style black and white movies used to have when you saw them on a outdoor screen.
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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby clamlamp » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:19 pm

Kingston wrote:I absolutely love your window profiles, they will be an amazing frame to watch the world through, make me think of the letterbox style black and white movies used to have when you saw them on a outdoor screen.
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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby clamlamp » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:02 am

Not much progress but started my tongue box and front side cabinet. Like others have, I'm using the tongue box as practice for the galley hatch.ImageImage

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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby Staryder61 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:54 pm

Still moving right along.... and it all looks great :thumbsup: I'll keep watching the tongue box.. mine will be later,, I'll see how you do on yours... :D
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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby clamlamp » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:22 pm

Started working on the tongue box lid. I used a half inch washer to walk off the pattern I wanted to cut then used the band saw. For the hatch, I used a rabbet bit used a flush trim bit to clean up the spacer and then applied a larger gusset to the interior using quarter inch and 1/2 inch spacer instead of the half to three-quarter inch in the traditional Galley Hatch. After marking everything up I started to glue up my box and lid. ImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby Staryder61 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:26 am

Exceptional, clam,, :thumbsup:

(Sending you all the material for my tongue box,,, ;) when can I expect the box and hatch returned finished?? ) :R

This is easy enough for me to follow on mine,, Thank you, clam, for the great pics.. it helps a lot.. David
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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby clamlamp » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:29 pm

Staryder61 wrote:Exceptional, clam,,

(Sending you all the material for my tongue box,,, ;) when can I expect the box and hatch returned finished?? ) :R

This is easy enough for me to follow on mine,, Thank you, clam, for the great pics.. it helps a lot.. David
Thanks star! It was great practice for the galley. I did mess up a bit but it's not visible. One thing is the tongue box is pretty heavy compared to an alluminum one but it's nice to be able to customize it to the size I need. I'm also going to practice PMF on it.

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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby clamlamp » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:46 pm

Took some time today to start my bend in my tongue box lid. Slow and steady. Should be good to go by tomorrow or the day after. I also used foam spray to fill the gap between my wiring. Boy am I glad I didn't have more spots to fill then this. Messy and pushed some of my wiring out so I had to cut underneath to level the wires. But I'm officially ready to glue my skin on!ImageImageImageImage

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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby Staryder61 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:04 pm

Ok, you're moving ahead of me... :) which works for me.. I can watch how you're doing, then do mine... ;)
I've been over and over the forum checking out how everyone does the bending and skinning, but it always helps to watch a new one too..

Pictures are great.. worth a thousand words... :thinking:

Keep going, David
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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby clamlamp » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:03 pm

Thanks David! Ya I'm pretty worried about skinning. After flush trimming the excess I found that My tongue box skin didn't stick all the way because I didn't use enough gorilla glue so I had to reclamp again. I won't have that option with the trailer skin so I'm going to use pl premium and use a lot of it.

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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby Staryder61 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:52 am

Clam, when you get ready to do the skin on the cabin,, check out how aggie79 attached his with the screws to pull it down tight.. :)
He's covering with aluminum, so he can patch fill the screw holes when he takes the screws out.. Would work with PMF also, I believe..

http://tnttt.com/gallery/image_page.php ... e_id=61055
http://tnttt.com/gallery/image_page.php ... e_id=61059

Look like he's used extra 1/4 ply to keep the screw heads from sucking in too deep.. keeping filling to a minimum.. when the screws are removed..
http://tnttt.com/gallery/image_page.php ... e_id=61057
http://tnttt.com/gallery/image_page.php ... e_id=61056

and the use of a lot of PL Premium
http://tnttt.com/gallery/image_page.php ... e_id=61055

I'm going to use this method for part of the skinning,, David
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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby tony.latham » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:35 am

You two need to quit sweating the skinning. :frightened: It's easy. (As long as you use 1/8" Baltic birch.)

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I use PL and a 1/4" crown stapler. The PL Premium is a LOT cheaper if you buy the big tubes.

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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby tony.latham » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:52 am

Clam:

My eyes keep going back to those clamps. What brand are they? Bessey?


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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby clamlamp » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:31 pm

tony.latham wrote:Clam:

My eyes keep going back to those clamps. What brand are they? Bessey?


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Yes bessey. Good eye.

Tony do you remove the Staples after or just leave them in?

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Re: Benroy for my baby

Postby clamlamp » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:32 pm

Staryder61 wrote:Clam, when you get ready to do the skin on the cabin,, check out how aggie79 attached his with the screws to pull it down tight.. :)
He's covering with aluminum, so he can patch fill the screw holes when he takes the screws out.. Would work with PMF also, I believe..

http://tnttt.com/gallery/image_page.php ... e_id=61055
http://tnttt.com/gallery/image_page.php ... e_id=61059

Look like he's used extra 1/4 ply to keep the screw heads from sucking in too deep.. keeping filling to a minimum.. when the screws are removed..
http://tnttt.com/gallery/image_page.php ... e_id=61057
http://tnttt.com/gallery/image_page.php ... e_id=61056

and the use of a lot of PL Premium
http://tnttt.com/gallery/image_page.php ... e_id=61055

I'm going to use this method for part of the skinning,, David
Thanks for the pictures David! You're right, helps a lot to see how others did it.

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