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Re: Somewhereinusa

Postby browncrown » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:32 pm

Just beautiful!!! :D
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Re: Somewhereinusa

Postby Accordion » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:00 pm

Dick, how many of those beautiful dogs do have now?
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Re: Somewhereinusa

Postby somewhereinusa » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:13 pm

Just the two now, I no longer have any livestock. Kate is just a pet, and starting to show some age. Molly is trained, but I haven't been traveling as much and don't get as many places for her to do any work. The possibly when the bus gets done, she'll get to do some work again.
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Re: Somewhereinusa

Postby eyedeal.ink » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:46 am

beautiful work, you onto trim work yet? :D
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Re: Somewhereinusa

Postby somewhereinusa » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:01 am

Finally got the monitor stands built and the keyboard drawers done. I wanted a stand that was adjustable and also sturdy enough to not bounce. These are much more stable than any I had found, and much lexs expensive.

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Monitor mounted

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There will be two of these

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This wasn't the original plan. Everything was going to be on the desk. But, since it is mounted over the front wheel well, it would have been uncomfortable sitting at the computers for any length of time. I like this even better, plenty of leg room while working and the keyboard and mouse can stay here while traveling. That had been a problem in the past in the setup I had in the trailer. There will eventually be a door in front of the keyboard drawers that folds down, That is the kind of extras that will come in phase II. Mumsywumsy says we need a shower before she will go anywhere. :roll:Now, I guess I'll also have to get that second computer looked at, It died sometime at the last event. I haven't quite figured out a resting place for the monitor for computer three. Probably on wall above this one, I only have to see it once in a while, and then just to hit an enter key.
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Re: Somewhereinusa

Postby wmkbailey » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:52 am

Wow, that is a sturdy mount. I plan to stow my monitor when I travel. Of course I only have one computer and laptop.

My Computer work area is also my dinning table.
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Re: Somewhereinusa

Postby JakeC » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:01 am

That desk is gorgeous!! I love the mount. Esthetically pleasing, durable, and extremely functional!
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Re: Somewhereinusa

Postby Accordion » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:08 am

Beautiful. Your wood working skills are amazing.
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Re: Somewhereinusa

Postby Diesel Dan » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:22 pm

Very cool monitor stand! It's almost got a steam-punk look to it. What type of finish do you use to get that rich, ultra-glossy surface in the table?
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Re: Somewhereinusa

Postby somewhereinusa » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:28 pm

Thanks for the comments guys, I'm kinda' learning as I go here. Pretty much been a mechanic/metal worker all my life.
What type of finish do you use to get that rich, ultra-glossy surface in the table?


It's just 3 coats of gloss spar urethane.
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Re: Somewhereinusa

Postby roach711 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:53 pm

Clever design on the monitor stand. I'll have to file that away for later. :)
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Re: Somewhereinusa

Postby browncrown » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:38 pm

Damn, that is a beautiful desk and work area!!!
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Re: Somewhereinusa

Postby lornaschinske » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:00 pm

somewhereinusa wrote:... Mumsywumsy says we need a shower before she will go anywhere...
Onboard showers are very, very important! The bathhouse is such a hassle.

I finally gave up on getting my 2007 desktop in a good spot. It's dying of old age anyway. It will sit on my night stand (very bad place) until I replace it. I have settled on popping my desktop's hard drive and CD/DVD RW in exterior cases and just getting a good (Cowboom.com cheap) laptop with a large display. I figure we can use it while traveling too (Streets & Trips with GPS). One of my daughters was over here last weekend with her new boyfriend (she got rid of dipshit who STOLE our air compressor we had left for her to use along with two air hoses as well as a pile of her stuff including what he thinks is her birth certificate... WHY?). New boyfriend had one of those tiny GPS thingy in his car and David says he could not see a thing on it (we rode down to Carlsbad in his car). So we need a really big screen on the "GPS". I figure I can shove my wireless all-in-one printer/scanner in a closet on a rollout shelf. I don't use it much but when I need it, I need it. Yet another change! See what happens when you take too long to convert! :lol:
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Re: Somewhereinusa

Postby Malkieri » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:29 pm

I have found that if you hit Bestbuy just right you can score a great laptop for thievery type prices. They run $100 or $150 off "open box" computers every now and then... I scored a great gateway that sold for $579 for $250 out the door. I will PM you when it happens again if you want.
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Re: Somewhereinusa

Postby somewhereinusa » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:49 pm

I finished up the hitch today. I'll either have to move "stuff" or move the bus to try out hitching up the towd.

This is the bracing I put inside the bumper. Final version changed a little. I had to cut notches in the brace to clear air conditioning pulleys.

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It still gave a little, so I tied it into the lower engine mount. It doesn't give at all now.

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Here is view of everything installed.

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Putting the pin in is a little tricky, but can be done from above or below. Not with the engine running though. :lol:

I couldn't get any usable pictures that showed the inside when mounted.

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