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Old 02-26-2012, 07:49 PM   #337
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:36 AM   #338
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Thanks Globie,
We are getting very excited to get "Nellie" on the road this spring, There are so many things to finish, its hard to think about. Every night and weekend finds one piece getting finished.
Thought I would through on a before picture, we are expecting a big snow storm here tomorrow and my wife wants a snowy airstream picture, so Nellie sits outside waiting for her white blanket Jake and Henrieta are also waiting for that first camping trip, it will be the maiden voyage for them too, they have followed me in and out of the trailer for weeks.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:18 PM   #339
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Bedside Cabinets

Started in on the side cabinets for the bed this week. Started by making a story board which got me close for getting a start on the angles. I still cut most pieces 2-3 times with many trips outside to test fit each one. It really helped that I used the Kreg jig for the joints, it made it easy to take apart and adjust the angles. It is amazing how different the curves of the two sides are from each other, it would have been to easy to just copy the first to make the second.

Used a 1/2"x1/2" aluminum angle to support the curved side of the shelves.

Hopefully tomorrow I can finish the shelves and and sides.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:51 AM   #340
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Looking good. Did you make cuts in one side of the 1/2"x1/2" aluminum angle to match the curved shape of the shelve? Or did you use one of those metal shrinker/stretcher tools?
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:28 AM   #341
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Looking good. Did you make cuts in one side of the 1/2"x1/2" aluminum angle to match the curved shape of the shelve? Or did you use one of those metal shrinker/stretcher tools?
No strethers, it is notched on the bottom side. it made for a nice clean support. I used thin 3/16" aromatic cedar for the shelves so I wanted good support on all sides.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:47 AM   #342
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Nellie is looking beautiful. Did you ever get the great snowstorm? We got a lot of ice and heavy crud and a little more ice. Oh well!

Isnt it fun fitting cabinets in the trailer? I have a new tool for transferring curves from the trailer to plywood. Its a 100" long profile gauge. Next time Im at the trailer Ill take a photo of it and post it. It was a little expensive but its something I can use on Holly as well as at work.

I like the pic of your two helpers. It looks like they get along quite well! Thanks for sharing
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:57 AM   #343
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Nellie is looking great, the only problem that I see is that your great looking barn, man cave, should be in my back yard...........toastie
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Thanks Brad and Toastie! I been thinking while building all the cabinets and making all the of trips from my shop to the cruiser for test fitting that there must be a contour tool for building these, next time!

The big snow storm didn't amount to much, a little snow and lots of freezing rain, I don't think Nellie liked it outside to much.

Toastie, your trailers definitely need a barn to protect them, especially after the pictures in your thread of the near miss with the storm and fallen trees.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:09 PM   #345
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Didn't get the cabinets done but the hard part is, all the shelves are cut for both sides.
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:13 PM   #346
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Thanks Brad and Toastie! I been thinking while building all the cabinets and making all the of trips from my shop to the cruiser for test fitting that there must be a contour tool for building these, next time!
Hi Doug. I got down to the trailer today and got a photo of the contour tool I mentioned. Opened up to full length it is 106" long, It will do inside and outside curves. I know I will enjoy using this while working on Holly.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:55 PM   #347
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Hi Doug. I got down to the trailer today and got a photo of the contour tool I mentioned. Opened up to full length it is 106" long, It will do inside and outside curves. I know I will enjoy using this while working on Holly.
That is awesome. I want one. :-)
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:01 PM   #349
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Hi Doug. I got down to the trailer today and got a photo of the contour tool I mentioned. Opened up to full length it is 106" long, It will do inside and outside curves. I know I will enjoy using this while working on Holly.
That looks like it would have been real handy about six weeks ago At least I got my exercise in walking back and forth to the cruiser! I will get one for the next Airstream rebuild
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Cool tools Brad, I might have to just come borrow yours!

Amazon.com: WoodRiver Curve Template 37": Home Improvement

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