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Old 01-07-2011, 08:56 PM   #71
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I would use the bandsaw and a jig.
Welllllllll....my $49 jigsaw just won't "cut" it...

But my table saw and jig might do the job...

It's too dark tonight...I'm gonna sleep on it and then tomorrow...let it rip!
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:42 PM   #72
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Welllllllll....my $49 jigsaw just won't "cut" it...

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And obviously it's too late...Jigsaw??? I meant Band Saw...my jig saw skills are not even an option for joinery cutting...
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:01 AM   #73
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Hummm...I thought this was about '63 Overlander but I've hijacked my own thread...

The cutting jig worked nicely...I guess I need to point out that I don't recommend using a table saw with out the shield

Anyway...here is what I'm thinking for the bath counter. I have to work out some details for the interior shelves since there is a hatch area that protrudes into the cabinet.

On Edit...I need to point out that this is a mockup...the worm holes won't be carried over into the final version...
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:49 PM   #74
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Being out of town all week puts a damper on progress...I managed to get most of the Bath Mockup done today...
Doors and Drawers will come later...along with a new top to fit the curve corner over the tub

The blue tape is where a round hole goes...underneath will be a trash receptical... a nice round cover over the top.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:34 PM   #75
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Progress made today...Kitchen Counter is the attack zone...I started by creating another 8'togon tube and lathing it round...Recreating the cabinet face and attaching the 90 degree segments and a side..

I'm liking the round corners a lot..

I guess it might be a good idea to try a test fitting...
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:31 PM   #76
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:15 PM   #77
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Wow! like the rounds... I need a shop...
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:18 PM   #78
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Wow! like the rounds... I need a shop...
Seconded, on both. I wish I had a 2bayer, or a 3bayer... Actually I can't wait to get a few pieces installed so I can work on others.

I'm am amazed at your craftsmanship. all I can say is wow! Your mock-ups look better than my final products.
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:01 PM   #79
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Thank for the positive feedback...I also need a shop...you can see Mrs HiHo's car in the driveway...and a few posts back a view of my table saw shows my rippin' setup...in the driveway...

I got a test fitting last night...everything looks like I figured except one hickup...by straightening the cabinet so it's parallel to the wall I 'lost cabinet length'...so the drain on the left side of the double sink is centered over the top drawer and my plans for roller slides is an issue...unless I switch to a single sink...

Lobster bowl sink?
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:54 PM   #80
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More test fitting...

I'm really dragging my feet because I don't want to start on the Doors-N-Drawers...

Hey! I can mock up the bed frames and the dinette!

For some reason, the photo adds rust that's really not there
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:19 PM   #81
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Kitchen mockup is pretty much done. That's a lot of small pieces of wood!

I may get some 5/8 ply and make a top just for kicks...

Time to move on to the next piece...
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:05 PM   #82
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Last night we had a light dusting of snow, but the sun was out so I decided to work on the exterior stuff today.

1st item of business was to tryout my new rivit remover to make the ceiling sheet metal managable. It is 2 pieces, each 4 ft wide and buck riveted down the middle...today it was to become 2 seperate pieces...the only tough part was dealing with all the latex paint...it was actually thick enough to clog the drill bit...I finally got the parts hung on the fence with some of the other pieces...

Then it was time to pull off the AC unit...it went much easier that I expected...actually a 1 man job if ya got the right stuff...30 year old ski rope is required...

the rest of the day was spent drilling out shell-to-c-channel rivets. I removed ALL of the wheel well rivets, then I used the fancy rivet driller to center drill each rivet head. The rivet tool tends to clog so then I used a standard drill bit to remove every other rivet in the floor c-channel. Slightly over 300 rivets drilled out today...120+ left to go before the Full Monty...

I really like the no-ac look
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:35 AM   #83
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Thats going to be a sweet interior. I love the fifties trailers with the rounded cabinets. Not so much in Airstreams, but in Spartan Manors and some others they were used extensively. It really adds character to the cabinetry.

I also didn't like the roof AC idea at all. I don't care if that's the only place an RV engineer can figure out where to put them, they're ugly and they look worse on an Airstream than on most white boxes. I installed a small window unit on a slide-out tray in my Safari and I'm really happy with the way it works. It's possible to get smaller units then they make for rooftop mounting also, so I sized one for my little trailer that's only about 18-1/2" wide and 15" tall and it works great. I can cool the interior on an 85-90 degree day parked in the sun, down to 64 degrees.
A few other cool things about it, I can run it on a single Honda 2ooo generator with power to spare, and I can replace it with a new one for $200 at Gnome Depot, or a used one for $50 off of Craigslist. Try that with a rooftop model. Oh, it has a remote control also, so I never have to get out of bed to mess with it.
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:26 AM   #84
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Ah, this all looks so familiar. Very nice work, keep it up!

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