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Old 06-30-2013, 12:18 PM   #1303
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Now onto my recent quietness...
There are a few things going on that are not fit to share here, but some are!

My biggest issue is not having the tools I was used to here at home, and the frustration and delays that brings.
My growing new career is still a long way from providing the $$ I need to get these luxuries, but its coming along... these things take time and patience.

Robyn stepped in, and as the MH is hers too, she asked what my needs were to move forward.. She wants to get out there, and travel!
This woman is AMAZING!

We got a list/budget together and she told me to get what I needed in stages.
Scouring Craigslist the last few months has brought a bunch of new delights which I have been refurbishing and incorporating into my garage setup.

Some cash and trades brought a used more powerful compressor(traded for a old Alfa Axle I had).
Now I have AIR!



A rusty, but good drill press and Grizzly 12" Disc Sander from a CL ad... CHEAP!
Both of which are now refurbished and working great.




Horizontal/vertical Bandsaw... Just a HF unit, but was not working well... so very cheap..
Guy said the motor was toast... Would cut only if you held the weight virtually all off the blade..
Some deeper investigation uncovered a dry gearbox!


Cleaned it out, filled it with gear oil, and it cuts like a champ!




The saw was also missing its vertical table... but they are well known for being flimsy and useless.
I made my own from 1/4" aluminum plate.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:14 PM   #1304
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Glad to see you back on active duty.
All you need now is a 20,000 square foot garage!
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:34 AM   #1305
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Steve,

Glad to see you back on active duty.
All you need now is a 20,000 square foot garage!

Oh, you have no idea!
If I had that imagine what else I would have!

I tried to finish up the casting last night... there are some spots on the rectangular headlamp surround that I just cant reach no matter how I try... A combination of the blast cabinet being too small, and the angle of the gun too shallow!
Gonna have to get smarter than normal!
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:01 PM   #1306
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Now we have a few things behind us...
Work, well my new business has been keeping me busy, plus my better half again dragged me away on a little side trip...

An Alaskan cruise for 7 nights!
Oh, the agony...

I hope you can all see, it was a fact finding mission...
How are the cabins laid out... what is the storage like... can a MH be driven to Alaska...

Anyway, enough of my thinking... here are some pics of what I was forced to endure...

Cabin Cruiser...


Room with a view...



Salmon Lunches...



Me and my wonderful woman!
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:18 PM   #1307
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Enjoy Alaska

The cruise ship is just like your motorhome, right? paula
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:23 PM   #1308
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The cruise ship is just like your motorhome, right? paula
LOL, well....
I think the superstructure is aluminum...
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:43 PM   #1309
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Small spaces

You are used to small spaces and having a room with a view from your motorhome.....just not floating on water. Of course, there are a lot more people on your cruise.....there were 2000 people on our Celebrity Cruise and at each port at least 2 other ships with 2000 people.....so there were 6000 people in downtown Juneau. That said, the scenery was fantastic. And the invisible stateroom attendant is to die for. Enjoy. p

PS: About driving your Motorhome to Alaska----that is a whole other trip. The only town we saw that you could drive to was Skagway....there is a great thread on this forum about a man and his kids that drove from the east coast to the top of Alaska shaking the insides of their trailer to pieces. Wife was to join them and they had to clean it up and put it back together before she arrived....it is a very interesting thread. Now that was a trailer, not a motorhome....
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Geez...some guys have all the luck,,,,,an Airstream and the love of a beautiful woman...

Before going to check out Alaska please keep this in mind....

Duct tape use 4,526: Repair plane after bear destroys it | Crave - CNET

and the plane was made out of..................................

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Old 07-30-2013, 01:26 PM   #1311
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I am a VERY lucky man in that respect!
Just remember she says, its OUR Airstream, and means it!
She is very proud of it, and tells more people about it than I do these days!
Now if I can just get her trained to use the compounding buffer....
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Geez...some guys have all the luck,,,,,an Airstream and the love of a beautiful woman...

Before going to check out Alaska please keep this in mind....

Duct tape use 4,526: Repair plane after bear destroys it | Crave - CNET

and the plane was made out of..................................

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Old 10-03-2013, 10:29 AM   #1313
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Another update... but little progress..

This whole PPACA(Obamacare) thing has kept me busy studying.
It all about being a Navigator in these new waters, and necessary for my new career. 8 hours in class yesterday learning about the new Healthcare Exchanges... in particular how the Republic of California will run it version... Covered California. Interesting....

That said, a severe retinal hemorrhage in my right eye has had me in a low gear for 2 months now. I can study and do small things, but am frustrated... Dr says I may need surgery... will know today.
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Another update... but little progress..

This whole PPACA(Obamacare) thing has kept me busy studying.
It all about being a Navigator in these new waters, and necessary for my new career. 8 hours in class yesterday learning about the new Healthcare Exchanges... in particular how the Republic of California will run it version... Covered California. Interesting....

That said, a severe retinal hemorrhage in my right eye has had me in a low gear for 2 months now. I can study and do small things, but am frustrated... Dr says I may need surgery... will know today.
Sorry to hear about your eye issue. Not fun. I have run into another snag with my holding tanks leaking....and they are such weird shapes......please take care. p
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Hey Steve,

I've been wondering where you've been. Sorry to hear about the eye problem, but glad to hear things are good otherwise. Whoever thought that fallout from Obamacare would reach all the way to the world of Airstreams. Talk about unanticipated consequences.

Get back to work on that coach for God sakes! I need the inspiration! And be well...

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Old 10-04-2013, 10:16 AM   #1316
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Thanks for the well wishes Peeps!

I was joking to a friend today, after 8 hours of Obamacare training on Wednesday, I was wondering what more fun things I could do on Thursday...
How about a 2 hours in Los Angeles traffic to visit a Dr, who I paid to stick needles in my eye... then a 2.5 hour drive home in rush hour traffic...
Done.
Despite the sound of it, it was painless, and Dr says the injection should help, so fingers crossed.

For those that will understand this... I was able to play GTA5 for about an hour in the evening with my eyepatch on before I exhausted my angst ... Car jacking, car chases, shooting, mayhem and chaos!
Sounds like a normal day in LA or a day in the Capitol according to the news!
In the digital world it was a fun distraction, as working on a computer in 2D is fine with my eye condition as it is.

Anyway, I will have some updates on the Airstream soon... been doing a few little things, and have some pics to post.
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