The Geek's Lair

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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby GeekFisher » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:51 am

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

I should have around 5in of clearance. I staged everything Sunday and realized I'd have to go larger than expected for the fenders.

I'm stuck till Jan 14th for the metal stuff so I'll try to progress on everything else I can. I do have a challenge with doors actually. I can't seem to source hinges here in Canada :(
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby tony.latham » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:07 am

I can't seem to source hinges here in Canada :(


How about piano hinges?

:thinking:

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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby GeekFisher » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:41 am

tony.latham wrote:
I can't seem to source hinges here in Canada :(


How about piano hinges?

:thinking:

Tony


I'm affraid these might leak (on the Hatch Galley door)
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby tony.latham » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:34 pm

GeekFisher wrote:
tony.latham wrote:
I can't seem to source hinges here in Canada :(


How about piano hinges?

:thinking:

Tony


I'm affraid these might leak (on the Hatch Galley door)


I was just suggesting for the doors (without any experience). Take a peek at Kayakdlk's build:
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=57065

I'm leaning that way for my next build.

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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby GeekFisher » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:52 pm

tony.latham wrote:I was just suggesting for the doors (without any experience). Take a peek at Kayakdlk's build:
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=57065

I'm leaning that way for my next build.

Tony


I'll look at that. Side doors should be easier than the galley Hatch. I first thought on recessing it by lengthening the roof 1.5" (one 2x2 stud) so the hinge is not directly exposed to the elements.
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby GeekFisher » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:46 am

Hey guys and gals,

Just a Quick message to let you know the project is not dead and I made some progress:
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I'm giving second epoxy coat this afternoon and should attach walls next week-end :)
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby lfhoward » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:17 pm

Yay progress!! :applause:

Sometimes baby steps are all you can do, but you still move forward. The floor looks good.
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby GeekFisher » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:51 pm

lfhoward wrote:Yay progress!! :applause:

Sometimes baby steps are all you can do, but you still move forward. The floor looks good.


Doors is what makes me nervous actually.
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby GeekFisher » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:05 pm

Some progress yesterday night:
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Starts to look like a camper !
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby twisted lines » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:00 pm

GeekFisher wrote:

Doors is what makes me nervous actually.



I know where your coming from :NC but the walls are looking good.
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby GeekFisher » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:12 am

twisted lines wrote:
GeekFisher wrote:

Doors is what makes me nervous actually.



I know where your coming from :NC but the walls are looking good.


Thanks !

Added some yesterday !

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Might add some on the angled nose. Rear is stiff but front still wobble and the angled ply might lack support as well.
What you guys think ?
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby GeekFisher » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:44 pm

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Here's what I finally did
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby twisted lines » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:46 pm

I think when you put your foam board in the front and 4 screws in the sheeting you will keep on going and not look back :thumbsup:
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby GeekFisher » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:25 pm

twisted lines wrote:I think when you put your foam board in the front and 4 screws in the sheeting you will keep on going and not look back :thumbsup:


I reinnforced a bit since theres not much structure up front but should be good to go now. Im reading stuff about building cabinet the TD way ! I still wonder about the d**n doors as well ! :(
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Re: The Geek's Lair

Postby twisted lines » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:10 pm

GeekFisher wrote: Im reading stuff about building cabinet the TD way ! I still wonder about the d**n doors as well ! :(


I am cutting one piece at a time for the doors :roll: Yesterday it was for the rear door and today I wondered if the roof would fit in!
For now Im going to forget I read cabnet above.
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