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My icebox

Postby dakotamouse » Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:59 pm

I know it is considered an extravagant use of space but I really wanted an icebox. The first attempt was according to the Kuffle Creek plans and no matter what we did the rivets leaked. I had bought a water tank off ebay but it turned out to be to deep so we used it and a tupperware container mounted in the top part to hold the ice.

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Postby Nitetimes » Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:03 pm

Very nice work. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:13 pm

Beautiful job on the ice chest, looks just like the real thing, just on a small scale. I like the punched tin wheat stocks, did you make that too? :) Danny
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Postby dakotamouse » Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:19 pm

We wanted to but found out it isn't as easy as you'd think. We found a company on the web called D Lawless http://www.dlawlesshardware.com/tins.html that had them. We also got our icebox hardware there.
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Postby Kens » Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:20 pm

WOW very nice does the melted ice drain out that tube?
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Postby dakotamouse » Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:21 pm

Yup, it runs through the floor to the ground.
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Postby stjohn » Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:30 pm

way kewl :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Postby madjack » Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:30 pm

...very nice indeed...I have always loved the punched tin pie safe look :thumbsup: :thumbsup: .......... 8)
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Postby dakotamouse » Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:51 am

Hey thanks guys! We are trying to go for a kinda prairie kitchen sorta look with a North Dakota feel. Does that make sense? We hope to travel to some teardrop gatherings and we want to promote where we're from.

Oh, and Madjack we used your idea for our hatch supports. Talk about simple! And they look really nice too! Thanks for the tip!
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Postby madjack » Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:23 am

dakotamouse wrote:Hey thanks guys! We are trying to go for a kinda prairie kitchen sorta look with a North Dakota feel. Does that make sense? We hope to travel to some teardrop gatherings and we want to promote where we're from.

Oh, and Madjack we used your idea for our hatch supports. Talk about simple! And they look really nice too! Thanks for the tip!


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Postby Classic Finn » Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:08 am

Now thats fancy.... real sharp lookin, beautifully done... same with the woodwork... :applause: :applause: :applause: :thumbsup:


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Postby Ira » Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:23 am

Man, that is GORGEOUS!!!

Can you use a block of ice in there, or cubes? Like, if you took a gallon of water and froze it, would that fit in there?

I love that tin work, and if I wasn't on dial-up at home, I would really explore that web site. I need little corner thingies for my tongue box.

www.vandykes.com has some nice stuff for this, but not THAT cool.
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Postby dakotamouse » Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:32 am

We believe....haven't tested yet, that the commercial blocks of ice we have sold here will fit. So far I've just emptied out the ice cubes from the freezer to try it out. It works nice so far. But then we have run out of summer and it was only 59 in the garage when we tested it.

The D Lawless site isn't very fancy but it is amazing how many little odd things they carry. It's best to place an order of over $50 bucks at a time, though. Cause the minimum shipping is $10.50.
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Postby Ira » Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:41 am

dakotamouse wrote: So far I've just emptied out the ice cubes from the freezer to try it out. But then we have run out of summer and it was only 59 in the garage when we tested it.


Hey, I forgot that.

That you're from BISMARCK!!!

So let us know how it works when you do some local camping in February.

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(Am I the only one who sees the ironic humor in this?)
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Postby dakotamouse » Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:55 am

This could be a possiblility! Last winter was very mild and this one is predicted to be the same. My cross country skis got used a total of 2 hours last winter. We booked a cabin at the Cross Ranch State Park in January with the plan of doing some skiing, you have to book way in advance, and ended up just doing some muddy hiking in 40 degree weather.
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