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Old 02-08-2012, 05:28 AM   #323
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WOW! OLD SCHOOL KREG!!!! Still made of metal. Sorry, I get very excited over tools.
My motto is that it is not worth starting a new project unless you can get new tools out of the deal and I think I have had about 90% success with that I actually bought that from the Kreg guy himself at a woodworking show in St.Paul you can get the plastic ones a lot cheaper now.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:01 AM   #324
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WOW! OLD SCHOOL KREG!!!! Still made of metal. Sorry, I get very excited over tools.
Yeah seriously-- I just bought my first Kreg jig this week, and I sure wish it looked like that.

And as for getting excited over tools- you're not alone.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:26 PM   #325
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Sink Cabinet

Finished piecing the sink cabinet and counter top together today. Pretty tedious, lots of pieces on the top. Missed a near problem when done, the cabinet is 28" deep and I was going to put the front face frame on inside the camper but forgot to disassemble it before putting the top on, had about a half inch to spare wiggling it through the cruiser door.

Also visited Brad and Tim's shop yesterday to see how there projects were going, Not to long before they lift the shells off.
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:52 PM   #326
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Front Benches

Managed to squeeze in a little time here and there this week to work on the front benches. Ended up cutting the patterns many times to get the curves right on the sides. Also found a vintage chair today at a second hand shop that fits the size we were looking for. Hoping to get new cushions made to match the benches when those are made.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:25 PM   #327
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Worked on the front benches more today and spent quite a bit of time getting a shelf cut out that wraps around the front endcap above the window. I took quite a few pictures only to realize that the card was not in the camera when I went to load them on the computer My wife took some nice pictures in the snow the other day though.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:36 AM   #328
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Managed to squeeze in a little time here and there this week to work on the front benches. Ended up cutting the patterns many times to get the curves right on the sides. Also found a vintage chair today at a second hand shop that fits the size we were looking for. Hoping to get new cushions made to match the benches when those are made.
The front benches look great, any pictures of the structure? Did you use some kind of stick framing with 1x2s or similar, or go a different route?

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Old 02-21-2012, 07:15 PM   #329
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The front benches look great, any pictures of the structure? Did you use some kind of stick framing with 1x2s or similar, or go a different route?

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Thanks Marcus, I tried to keep the framing pretty light, just the front panel and 2 layers of 1/4" plywood strips screwed to the sidewall and a few pieces of c-channel to brace across the top, followed by 1/2" baltic birch plywood on top.

I will get some pictures posted on the next go around, we have a bit of snow coming through this week so I pulled the cruiser back into the barn, didn't want someone sliding down our driveway and hit it.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:05 PM   #330
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Trimmed the front endcap shelf tonight, so far I think I have about seven hours into it and not done yet. I bent the small C-channel trim at work, the small stuff is harder to make then the bigger stuff. It measures 1/8x3/8x1/8
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:13 PM   #331
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Finished the front shelf and bench cabinet today. Water fill comes in through the side cabinet. I don't think I can say that I enjoyed making the shelf but I like how it turned out.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:41 AM   #332
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You do some beautiful work Doug. It looks like you will end up with a trailer that you will be very proud of. Now that you are this far along I have to imagine that all the fiberglass trailers in your past are forgotten and your dreams are filled with aluminum. Nellie looks great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:35 AM   #333
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You do some beautiful work Doug. It looks like you will end up with a trailer that you will be very proud of. Now that you are this far along I have to imagine that all the fiberglass trailers in your past are forgotten and your dreams are filled with aluminum. Nellie looks great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Brad,
The end is starting to come into view! My dreams have been filled with aluminum for quite some time now, I don't know what I did pre-aluminum. It may be interesting to get re-acquainted with the family and friends I have been neglecting for a while Problem is I am looking forward to the next trailer!
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Sanded the old finish off the original bathroom door and got the first coat of finish on the door. Started sizing up the side cabinets by the bed, anyone have any tricks for getting all the curves figured out, dealing with a side wall and rear end cap curves? Built a gig to get close and then will scribe the wall from there.
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Story sticks work great for scribing. See the post below

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Thanks, I have never tried that, looks like it could make it much easier.
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