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Old 05-31-2014, 10:13 AM   #323
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Made some trim out of .032 to cover the water line. Used my 30" el cheapo brake to bend sort of a z shape. The bottom angle is bent to 90 and then another 30 or so by hand. The top angle is more like 30 degrees. I riveted them in sparingly at the top. Not super convenient if there is a problem but I like the look of it pretty well. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-09-2014, 12:51 AM   #324
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Edge banding for the bathroom counter. Used biscuits to attach the 3/4" cherry to the 1/2" plywood.

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This is the kitchen countertop. Used a biscuit jointer to cut the slots and attached with#10 biscuits and wood glue.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:38 PM   #325
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Sanded the plywood and cherry edge banding with 80, 120 , and 220 grit sand paper. Rounded the corners with a rasp and finished with random orbit sander. Cut the laminate to 1 extra inch with sheet metal sheers. I used US Composites 635 3:1 epoxy and spread it on both the plywood and laminate with a disposable foam brush. I put them together, protected surfaces with wax paper, and used clamps and weights to hold it all together. I found another use for a dead Univolt.
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I trimmed the edges with a flush trim bit.
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Then I put tape on the edges and routed the outer edges with a beaing guided chamfer bit.
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I sanded again with 220 grit and then finished the cherry edge with epoxy. Here are the test fits in the kitchen and bath.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:16 AM   #326
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Nice work, the countertops look good. Is Epoxy a more effective adhesive than contact cement on a trailer application?
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:49 AM   #327
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epoxy or contact cement

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Is Epoxy a more effective adhesive than contact cement on a trailer application?
I am not sure. It made sense to me since I am also using the epoxy to seal the wood all around the edges and bottom. This was the first time I've used epoxy for a laminate installation and I found it much easier than contact cement since it is easy to position the laminate. The epoxy also fills any voids or imperfections in the wood easily. Epoxy is used extensively in marine applications so it makes sense to me. I'll let you know in 10 years if it was a good idea

Also the epoxy is much less smelly than contact cement or polyurethane. Once it sets, there is very little off gassing so it is much nicer.
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:12 PM   #328
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countertop

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Old 06-20-2014, 10:29 PM   #329
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The faucet from IKEA. It has a pull out end, but there is a weight that is supposed to be attached to the hose. I think it would bang around in the cabinet something awful so I am leaving it out. I am thinking about a light bungee in the cabinet to pull it back, but haven't worked out the details yet. I also worked out that I can attach the hepvo valve directly to the IkEA sink drain fitting.
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:41 PM   #330
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Working on the upper bunk bed. The back part of it is riveted into the wall and ribs with lots of rivets. The curved Swedish slats are cut to fit and secured with a single 1/8" x 1/2" pop rivet.
The front part is going to be removable and is simply a 1" x 1/16" angle shrunk into a U shape with curved slats riveted in at a 3 1/2" spacing. It will be attached to the wall with threaded knobs and nut plates and hanging from the ceiling with a couple of eye pads and webbing. I reinforced the roof with 1/8" angle before I put in the interior skin so it should be able to hold a lot of weight. I can stand on the ribs so it should hold at least one person. I think it would be physically impossible to have more than one adult or two kids up there anyway. I suppose I could always add a support from below, but I'd rather not.
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:27 AM   #331
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This the the foam for the beds. I bought an IKEA mattress and cut it up with an electric knife. Now I have some work to do to make the covers for the foam, but they are really comfortable. I tested the bunk with 200 pounds and it was totally secure, but it is really just for kids.
I used two guitar straps that were chewed up by my dog to support the bunk- don't ask...
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The clips are attached with 3/16 rivets. One clip is attached directly to a rib and the other is attached to a beefy angle that I installed a long time ago with this in mind.
The straps at the bottom are wrapped around a piece of aluminum that is riveted to the bunk.
The anchor points worked out really well. This is the the 1/16" plate that hides the anchor nut.
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There are two more anchor nuts attached to the bunk extender where it rests on the permanent part of the bunk. To install, it takes 3 knurled bolts, and 2 clips.
Should be reasonable.
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:31 AM   #332
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These are some more pics that show the way the bunk is supported.
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:25 PM   #333
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Installed an SMEV stovetop. I like how it folds down flush when not in use. The hole had to be cut very precisely since the overhang was only about 1/4".
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Your project looks great! I used the same stove in my Bambi II. It works great & the extra counter space is vital in such a small space!


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Wow, looks very nice! I like the counter top and edging, definitely.

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Old 06-28-2014, 01:29 AM   #336
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I attached the counter tops today so I was able to finish the plumbing.
Here is the bathroom drain fitting. I used a standard plastic RV drain fitting. It attaches directly to the Hepvo valve. The hepvo valve connects to standard 1 1/2" drain tube with the addition of a 1 3/4" washer that I found at Lowes. It then goes into the floor to the grey tank. Click image for larger version

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The kitchen sink is shown here. I routed the drain straight to the back of the cabinet in order to make more useful space. The Hepvo valve attaches directly to the IKEA drain fitting. Again a standard 11/2" drain fitting attaches directly to the downhill end of the valve, and goes through a hole in the adjacent cabinet. It ends up blocking a bit of the access to the battery box, but it should be OK.
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The pex supply lines connect directly to 1/4 turn valves that attach directly to the faucet lines. I need to add some kind of abrasion resistance on the pipes to prevent wearing through on the aluminum.


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