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Old 07-11-2008, 06:41 PM   #561
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An insperation to go rip some more of my old trailer apart with hopes of some day having it look half as good as yours...... Beautiful Work!
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Old 07-12-2008, 08:12 AM   #562
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Enjoy camping in your beautiful Airstream. Be prepared for everyone wanting to see you work first hand.
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:46 AM   #563
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Everything about that is beautiful. Amazing use of color and warm and cool woods.

Two Thumbs up - Can't wait to see the next one.
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:58 PM   #564
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Thumbs up I Couldn't Agree More

I couldn't agree more with your comment "Amazing use of color and warm and cool woods."
I really like the openess. You have given us some great ideas for our remodel.

Thankks for sharing...

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Old 07-12-2008, 04:32 PM   #565
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Thanks for these Trade Wind photos. You've done an amazing job! I am working on a 68 TW, slow going because we keep planning camping outings to go to while the work goes on! Have fun camping in your Trade Wind.
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:08 PM   #566
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The Pickle Project is alive and well... once again!

After a LOOOOOOOOOOONG absence, I've gotten back into the Silver Pickle with hell bent determination to have it camp-able by the November Rally! This weekend, I spent some time organizing all the miscellaneous parts I've collected and getting a plan together. In order to get the cushions cut, I need to finish the fridge cabinet, and in order to do that, I needed a fridge!

I actually purchased it a while ago when I got the fridge for the trade wind. Not wanting a normal white fridge, I decided to do something a little different with the door. It sorta echos the end caps. I've also got a vintage Bargman handle coming next week that I'm going to mount on it as well. I can't get my beer out of just ANY old fridge! hehe! I kinda wish I had started with a black fridge, though.

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Old 08-23-2008, 03:12 PM   #567
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I also worked on the frame for the fridge cabinet as well. It's remarkably light, and strong, too even without the skins. The plywood side you see is actually the back. It is going to have a small compartment right by the door for a little Mac Mini (music, video and occasional work... all in one!)

I test fitted it in place to make sure everything was going to fit. I'm really happy with it. The interior of this trailer is going to be really open, just like the layout I did for our Trade Wind.

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Old 08-23-2008, 03:18 PM   #568
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Next I started on the curved corners. First I clamped the plywood in dry (no glue), then gradually clamped it down, and misted a little water on it to help it bend. Tighten, let it sit for 30 minutes, tighten, let it sit... I only had to do this with one corner, because it was so much longer than the other. The second corner went right in.

While I was waiting on the first to adjust, I did start playing with the toilet layout. More on that tomorrow.

Here's a few progress pics. Both sides are glued and clamped up, but my camera battery died! I'll post pics of that tomorrow, along with the throne!



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Old 08-23-2008, 04:48 PM   #569
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As usual, great looking stuff. You wouldn't care to share with us how you fastened that frame together, would ya?

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Old 08-23-2008, 11:33 PM   #570
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these round cabinets are tricky. It's basically like building the cabinet twice, THEN skinning it with Birch. It's all 1 1/2" wide pine for the frame, the rounded corners were cut out of a 4" wide piece. The radius of the corner is 4 Inches. Any less than that, and I would be afraid of it cracking.

I had a basic idea in my head when I started, but nothing on paper. WHen I build tehse things, I just sorta start building and make it up as I go. There are so many measurements you have to adjust for here and there as things progress. It's fun, though!

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Old 08-24-2008, 02:20 AM   #571
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I'm almost ready to lift the body off my wee wind,braced across door and behind wheel wells 1' above floor and 1' forward of door to keep walls from closing. i will have 4 guys to help lift and wife will pull trlr out from under with lawnmower. i intend to set it down on flat concrete until trailer is rebuilt. 5/8" marine plywood with spray on undercoat on wood prior to install plus complete undercoat on frame. mine differs from most as has pipe frame. existing is appx. .066 /4" od going back with .120 /4" ,won't show and will add substantial strength. I to thought i would have it off ond back on in a few weeks but have been at it 6 weeks already ( a little ea. evening)will pull body labour day weekend and post after. BEST LAID PLANS lol
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:15 AM   #572
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I would probably support it on saw horses or wooden braces. It will be much easier when you get ready to lower and raise it. I could have done mine by myself with a little jack (in a pinch).

I remember that day like it was yesterday!

Time to get back to work on the fridge cabinet. More pics later!

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Old 08-24-2008, 09:16 AM   #573
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Beautiful, as usual!

Awesome work JP. I am really happy for you (and the rest of us) that you've found time to work on the SP again. I find your work inspiring, and there's no doubt that some of the things I eventually do will be "borrowed" from your ideas!

Hope you don't mind, I'll always give you the credit of course.

Looking forward to the next set of pictures, but in the meantime, I've got awning work to do on my own rig!

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Old 08-24-2008, 02:00 PM   #574
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Thanks Marcus!

Here's some additional pics of the fridge cabinet this AM. I've gotten all the 1/8" birch laminated onto the pine frame now. Why do I do that, you might ask? so it lines up with the curved corners, makes a very light cabinet (I don't know what this one weighs, but I should check, just for fun... It's extremely light), and finally, it covers up all the screw and nail holes! cool, huh?

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I also test fitted the cabinet in place to get a feel for it. It's a perfect fit. I love it! The extra effort for a curved cabinet is worth it in my opinion. I like the way it works with the curved sofa area.

Pics pics pics....
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