The Geek's Lair

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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby GeekFisher » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:08 pm

FM82 wrote:Nice progress, man. Looking good! I haven't read back through your full thread, but did you decide to change over to the skeleton method for your walls, or stick-buid them up?

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Yes stick build with 2x2s with 1.5" foam insulation this should give me R7.5 which is not bad imho.
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby FM82 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:12 pm

Oh okay. Out of curiosity, what made you choose that method over the other?

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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby GeekFisher » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:27 pm

FM82 wrote:Oh okay. Out of curiosity, what made you choose that method over the other?

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We usually tend to stick to methods we know ;) that plus the fact I want 1.5" of insulation so I would have to glue 2x3/4 plywood together to achieve that. Also, I am planning roof rack for kayaks and maybe a RTT eventually. Finally, I Do not have a router and didn't feel my jig or Circular saw skill were sufficients :frightened:
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby FM82 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:41 pm

GeekFisher wrote:We usually tend to stick to methods we know ;)

I know what you mean. I tend to do that often.
GeekFisher wrote:that plus the fact I want 1.5" of insulation so I would have to glue 2x3/4 plywood together to achieve that.
You could do 1 layer inside your skeleton cutouts, then do large pieces to fill voids between furring strips for your interior paneling attachment points. The furring strips are super light, and 1/32 off from 3/4. Just a thought, but I'm one to feel more secure with the rigidity of the skeleton idea over my terrible carpentry skills.
GeekFisher wrote:Finally, I Do not have a router and didn't feel my jig or Circular saw skill were sufficients :frightened:
Haha. I understand. The beauty of it though is nobody will ever see the holes. Slap some skinning over it and hide those types of unsightly things.



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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby GeekFisher » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:05 pm

FM82 wrote:
GeekFisher wrote:We usually tend to stick to methods we know ;)

I know what you mean. I tend to do that often.
GeekFisher wrote:that plus the fact I want 1.5" of insulation so I would have to glue 2x3/4 plywood together to achieve that.
You could do 1 layer inside your skeleton cutouts, then do large pieces to fill voids between furring strips for your interior paneling attachment points. The furring strips are super light, and 1/32 off from 3/4. Just a thought, but I'm one to feel more secure with the rigidity of the skeleton idea over my terrible carpentry skills.
GeekFisher wrote:Finally, I Do not have a router and didn't feel my jig or Circular saw skill were sufficients :frightened:
Haha. I understand. The beauty of it though is nobody will ever see the holes. Slap some skinning over it and hide those types of unsightly things.



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Not square cuts would make it a pita to Cut insulation to fit. I already had loooots of fun insulating the floor and I'm affraid o might need some ajustements since foam is prouding from the 2x2 in some areas. I hope putting the Floor on with Weight Will Solve that Little issue.
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby FM82 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:10 pm

It will make one heck of a mess, but you can always block sand your foam down to get it where you need it. Calling it a mess is putting lightly though, I believe haha, but hey it works in a pinch.

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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby GeekFisher » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:25 pm

FM82 wrote:It will make one heck of a mess, but you can always block sand your foam down to get it where you need it. Calling it a mess is putting lightly though, I believe haha, but hey it works in a pinch.

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What would make a mess ?

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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby twisted lines » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:08 pm

What are your thoughts on the galley door or doors as that is the one I always come back to in my mind ?
Also building something similar but sure cant draw using Sketckup or Tinkercad, looks good as does your frame :thumbsup:
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby GeekFisher » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:53 pm

twisted lines wrote:What are your thoughts on the galley door or doors as that is the one I always come back to in my mind ?
Also building something similar but sure cant draw using Sketckup or Tinkercad, looks good as does your frame :thumbsup:


I will likely have to build them as prices are ridiculously prohibitive in Canada. My side doors will have windows and screens. Galley door is a challenge so far as I can't find an hurricane hinge in Canada, especially one that is long enough, they usually have 72in, I'd need at least 74 if I want it to overlap.
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby twisted lines » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:26 pm

My thought is to swing to the drivers side, guessing by the length hinge, your plan is up?
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby GeekFisher » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:59 pm

twisted lines wrote:My thought is to swing to the drivers side, guessing by the length hinge, your plan is up?


Likely up depending on frame height with wheels on. If I fit under it, will be Up, otherwise split doors. I'm 5'8" so I will probably fit under it anyway ;)
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby GeekFisher » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:52 am

Put a second coat of the black smelly Stuff yesterday night. I also put a thick coat on the edges. Will start the sidewalls soon as I'm pretty much stuck as I need the floor to dry and the frame to be completed before being able to Bolt the floor on and finishing inside floor and screwing/glueing walls.
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby GeekFisher » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:15 pm

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Started the first side wall today. I was slow but all went pretty well in the end. Will likely keep on that tomorrow or Wednesday.
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby GeekFisher » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:21 pm

Made some progress on both the frame and the walls.
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We should stage the height with borrowed wheels tomorrow so I can order fenders and rear jacks
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby Andrew Herrick » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:29 pm

GeekFisher wrote:Made some progress on both the frame and the walls.
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We should stage the height with borrowed wheels tomorrow so I can order fenders and rear jacks


Looks great! Be sure to leave minimum three inches of space between the tire and the fender. More (up to six inches) is better.
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