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Old 07-09-2012, 09:21 AM   #85
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Jason, sorry for my earlier dumb question. I just re-read your posts and looked a little closer at your pictures.... Using a hole saw to hold the fitting is a great idea.

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Old 07-09-2012, 10:25 AM   #86
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I lost a gallon can of epoxy primer off our paint shaker at work a few years ago, had to clean it up as it would take years to dry without the hardener in it. There are stains to this day on the hanger insulation and floor. At least I was standing away from it and was out of the explosion zone.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:27 AM   #87
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DIY fitting spin... If it was me it would have been just an excuse to get that Greenlee $95 carbide toothed hole saw and $65 mandrel

purman - I hate to should on others, but you should be counting your blessings now and give a little gift to the Angel on you shoulder that nothing electrical was 'cycling' to act as a sparkplug for that 12-ounce charge of fuel! Can we say "spray-paint flamethrower"??

What I don't see is the outline of your body on the wall, that'd be a nice picture

Maybe don't let your vices become habits? (Nice vice by the way)

I see a gallon of something on the floor beneath the vice... Last time I was using the shop vice & a HS cutoff tool I glanced down to see the three gallons of MEK I snagged for 25˘ a gallon at ACE hardware (when their muriatic acid seeped & flash rusted all the nearby solvent cans) being painted with showers of sparks. So forever on paint/solvents don't get stored near the bench/vice; its an apples and oranges thing, apples with apples and oranges with oranges, firebombs with firebombs?
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:45 AM   #88
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I just about have everything made in the trailer now. I just need the get the couches that convert to bunks done. They are about half built. Then it's just a matter of some trim and cabinet doors. Hope to start staining and finishing friday.

It was a long weekend and long hours. Sanding seems to take the longest.

We are putting a perminat bed in the front You can see in the pictures the curved wall. I put this in so when the door is open you aren't looking straight into the bed. It seems like it will work well. once I get it stained I can get the oven, range, and fridge back in.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:15 PM   #89
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Hi, the curved wall is a unique idea; I like it. You are going so fast and doing such a great job.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:05 AM   #90
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So, working on the couch / bunks. Got the bases built and now working on the backs. I had this aluminum frame that went on a camper top to lift a boat up on it. Got it at an auction for $15 thinking I could use the aluminum one day. Well today was that day.

I used the C-channle from it to run the length of the bunk. This will give it more than enough support when it is turn up to form a bunk. I also ran a piano hinge along the back. I need to get some square tubing today to build the flip down arms that will support the bunk once it is up. Should be able to even hold me

Also another pic of the front where the bed is going. I built this wall to block the view of the bed when the door is open, and it works great.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:54 AM   #91
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So, working on the couch / bunks. Got the bases built and now working on the backs. I had this aluminum frame that went on a camper top to lift a boat up on it. Got it at an auction for $15 thinking I could use the aluminum one day. Well today was that day.

I used the C-channle from it to run the length of the bunk. This will give it more than enough support when it is turn up to form a bunk. I also ran a piano hinge along the back. I need to get some square tubing today to build the flip down arms that will support the bunk once it is up. Should be able to even hold me

Also another pic of the front where the bed is going. I built this wall to block the view of the bed when the door is open, and it works great.
Thanks for posting all of the pics gives me ideas for our 62 Tradewind.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:55 PM   #92
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Ok I got the bunks done today. Just a few things to wrap up tomorrow then I can stain and finish the inside. You can see from the pics I added wood to the bunks then screw it to the side of the airstream.

I have some legs I made out of steal and will take pics of those once the paint dries and I get them on. Hey will fold up when in couch mode The bunk / couch works great. I even hopped on them and bounced around and they are solid. I weigh about 205.
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:20 AM   #93
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Quite the crafty lad are you! Lookin good!!!
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Clever design, I like it!

What do you think the top bunk would hold. I`m thinking of when our son and daughter us the trailer, it would make more sense to put the toddler in the bottom and daddy up top.
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Clever design, I like it!

What do you think the top bunk would hold. I`m thinking of when our son and daughter us the trailer, it would make more sense to put the toddler in the bottom and daddy up top.
Well it held me and I'm 205 so I figure it should go a few more pounds.

Yep the twins will be on the bottom and my 6 and 9 year olds will take the top bunks.
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Have you considered writing a book? Oh wait, you just did, in electronic form. Way to go. cheers, bill b.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:06 PM   #97
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Got the build out done today. Just a few little bits of trim on the wall to put in tomorrow. I decided to use Minwax waterbase finish. It dries quick and doesn't stink. It brings out the birch and Aspen colors very nicely. It also darkens up the wood too. Started to put some on tonight but it got dark on me. I will have to put two coats on, but I think it will look nice when done.

Here is a pic of the legs for the bunks. I welded a hinge to the leg and a flat piece of iron to give it strength. I drilled four holes in them tonight and will bolt them on to the plywood tomorrow. I also put rubber stoppers on the bottom so they don't dig in the plywood. I think I will put a little lip of wood down so they can't fold up if pushed on. Don't want the bunk falling with someone on it or underneath it.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:46 PM   #98
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I'm in serious like with your 'ying yang - loutus-flower" curved windscreen wall idea, though looking twice it seemed to be designed as a defensive position to better greet intruders coming through the door...
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