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Wood edge trim???

Postby ezbie » Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:01 pm

I would love to trim the edges of my TD with a wood trim but would need a corner molding that could be bent to the radius.

Anyone know of anything??? How have others trimed thiers?
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Postby mbader » Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:16 pm

The flat side is easy. That's just flat boards cut to the shape of the side of the trailer.
The curved part that goes around the roof is difficult.
I cut thin strips of oak 1/8" thick and 2" wide. I epoxied them to the roof one at a time. I used six layers for a total thickness of 3/4" then rounded all 3 edges with a 3/8" roundover bit.
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Postby Ira » Wed Apr 12, 2006 7:45 am

My rope bent real easy...
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Postby Melvin » Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:03 pm

Ira wrote:My rope bent real easy...


Which is why it was a common moulding on working ships.
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You might want to look at inlay or edgebanding

Postby Guy » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:13 pm

Dear Ezbie,

Here is a site for inlay and edgebanding. Disregard the 100 meters part. They sell many different kinds so check out the site. There are other suppliers as well.
http://inlays.com/mfg-subcat-item.asp?CID=30&scid=49&mid=-1

Or try
http://www.tapeease.com
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Postby Ira » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:52 pm

Guy, I don't remember if it was THIS company or not, but I don't think these guys sell retail. You have to order it in the millwork department of your local box store.

I would love to be able to see this stuff for myself in a retail store.
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Re: Wood edge trim???

Postby Steve_Cox » Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:47 pm

Are you thinking something like this?

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ezbie wrote:I would love to trim the edges of my TD with a wood trim but would need a corner molding that could be bent to the radius.

Anyone know of anything??? How have others trimed thiers?
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Postby IndyTom » Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:45 pm

OK Steve, come clean, how did you do it? That is EXACTLY what I am looking to do when I get to that point in the build, but it is the part that causes me to lose the most sleep. I want it to look good, but not take more time than I have available. :D

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Postby rainjer » Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:57 pm

you can try steaming it.

http://www.megspace.com/lifestyles/njmarine/Steam.html

I may try using wood trim also, this is how I would do it.
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Postby IndyTom » Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:10 pm

Rainjer,

That is one of the ways I have been concidering doing it. Biggest problem for me with steaming is that I am building a much larger than normal teardrop for a family of four. If I use continuous pieces, I will have some very long pieces of trim to steam. Guess I will just have to use a longer chamber and a bigger steam generator. :lol: :lol:
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Postby rainjer » Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:33 pm

IndyTom wrote:Rainjer,

That is one of the ways I have been concidering doing it. Biggest problem for me with steaming is that I am building a much larger than normal teardrop for a family of four. If I use continuous pieces, I will have some very long pieces of trim to steam. Guess I will just have to use a longer chamber and a bigger steam generator. :lol: :lol:


I would not worry about being continious. I would just use lap joints & make you moldings in 8' lengths. Some good glue & a screw thru the joint you would be golden.

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Postby dacrazyrn » Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:03 am

Watched this show on building wood boats once (just came to me), where they made real long fires and had channels that they boiled water in with the wood.
My thought....chunk-o-rain gutter, and a long fire or someway to move a burner (turkey fryer, etc) under it at different intervals. :thinking:
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Re: Wood edge trim???

Postby bledsoe3 » Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:07 am

Steve_Cox wrote:Are you thinking something like this?

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Or you could have Kerry make it look like you had it. :lol:
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Postby Scooter » Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:34 am

I used a buncha little pieces to create the illusion of one long bent piece. More pics on the Roadcamper's website.
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Postby Steve_Cox » Thu Apr 13, 2006 11:56 am

Ok, here's how the edge molding was done.... and it isn't original thinking on my part, got my ideas from Roly and Doug, just to name a couple...right here on the forum.. The top edge and hatch edge are 7 layers glued together. I started with a 1 1/2" X 3/16" piece I glued and screwed to the top of the trailer. I left 3/4" overhang. Under the overhanging 3/4" that was sticking out I put 6 more strips 3/4" wide and about 3/16" to 1/4" thick. Each strip was glued and clamped, no screws. Belt sanded flush, rounded over with the router, finish sanded with the orbital.....

link to picture with lots of clamps
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