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Old 08-20-2019, 04:35 AM   #601
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Storm cell rolled through while we were out grocery shopping Sunday night, lots of down limbs everywhere

Came home to find that guy, obviously not big enough to do major damage, but definitely enough to break something or puncture the aluminum skin if it fell out of the sky and landed wrong

Still haven't climbed up on top to inspect but everything seems a-ok
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:39 PM   #602
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A couple years ago we were headed for Denver, we were going to stay in the driveway of some very nice folks (fellow Airstream owners). We ended up running a day behind schedule......by choice, we decided to make an extra stop on the way. Anyway, if we would have arrived on the originally planned date, a cottonwood tree would have landed on the 310. The whole tree came down right in the driveway we were scheduled to be at. WHEW!
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Old 08-20-2019, 09:10 PM   #603
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A couple years ago we were headed for Denver, we were going to stay in the driveway of some very nice folks (fellow Airstream owners). We ended up running a day behind schedule......by choice, we decided to make an extra stop on the way. Anyway, if we would have arrived on the originally planned date, a cottonwood tree would have landed on the 310. The whole tree came down right in the driveway we were scheduled to be at. WHEW!
Wow, talk about making your hair stand up!
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Old 08-28-2019, 07:24 PM   #604
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Hehehehehehe
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:00 PM   #605
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:13 PM   #606
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:57 PM   #607
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Nice jewelry! Where did you find them?

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Old 08-29-2019, 05:56 AM   #608
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Speedhut.com

I've been waffling on pulling the trigger for over a year, a busted radiator hose clamp a few weeks ago finally convinced me that I should just pony up and get some good gauges
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Old 08-30-2019, 06:15 AM   #609
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Thatís great, I think you will be very happy with them. I also got some speedhut gauges in the airstream about a month ago. Just gps speedo, tach, and a clock. Iím very happy with the look, install was very straight forward, and readings accurate. I think having the built in compass and altimeter in the speedo is what sold me. You are about to find out what all those wires behind the dash do

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Thatís great, I think you will be very happy with them. I also got some speedhut gauges in the airstream about a month ago. Just gps speedo, tach, and a clock. Iím very happy with the look, install was very straight forward, and readings accurate. I think having the built in compass and altimeter in the speedo is what sold me. You are about to find out what all those wires behind the dash do

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Thanks, yours look great!

As for the wires... not looking forward to it!
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Wow! I love your new gauges!
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Wow! I love your new gauges!
Thanks!
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Old 09-01-2019, 05:43 PM   #613
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Old 09-01-2019, 10:05 PM   #614
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Wrapped up another class yesterday, got productive today

Finally finished the heat shield!

Dear woodworkers... Where should I get 1/8 or 1/4" flexible plywood, and is there a certain type that's best for matching the ~3" radius bend in the hearth?

Building a cabinet around the washer, attempting to kerf cut 1/4" plywood wasn't working
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Old 09-01-2019, 11:30 PM   #615
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Look for some Bruynzeel or Baltic Birch. It's spendy but pretty flexible in the 1/8" thickness.
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3" is a pretty tight radius. You will probably need to built a bending jig to form it around. Slow and steady is the key. Steam helps alot. If you don't have a good method to create steam you might try laying a soaking wet bath towel on the wood for several hours. Often to get it soft enough to bend you water stain the wood. So after you get the shape you want you have to glue a veneer on top of it.
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Thanks both!
I know there are some flexible products but I might have to end up ordering something


Speaking of veneering, the front part of the cabinet got done today!
Re-used the original closet door and the storage door, the vinyl decal from Amazon is a darn good match, we'll see if/how it holds up
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:48 PM   #618
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Rob, what is it exactly that you're trying to wrap with wood? I couldn't understand it from the picture....duh.....
Since I'm not sure of the look you're going for I'll just throw out an idea for tight radius, TAMBOUR. You can get it in various sizes and finishes, the smaller width slats can make a very tight radius. I've worked with it several times on the job and it's not bad to work with.
Pretty readily available, if not at a lumber yard there are multiple suppliers online.

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Thanks Mike, tambour hadn't crossed my mind!

So what I'm trying to make is a curve on this corner here


I can also probably use metal since it gets veneered

I'll be trying an specialty store after work if I can, Lowes and Menards didn't have any 1/8" ply
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:59 AM   #620
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I see now. If tambour doesn't suit your needs, you could kerf out a section of 1/4" thick plywood. Just kerfing out enough to make the bend, and running your kerf "with" the grain of the exposed veneer of the ply. I would do it on a table saw and set the blade at 1/8" high. I think you can buy kerfed plywood but I couldn't find it on a quick search. I know I used it on a job years ago...very floppy and bendable.
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