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Old 06-25-2012, 12:01 AM   #211
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One question have I: how are you going to make it?
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:15 PM   #212
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Well, the heat has been kicking my butt for the last two weeks. I tried to work with the fiberglass last week - probably made every rookie mistake possible - and the heat + humidity made the final batch of resin kick less than a minute after I mixed it. So with a wad of burning hot resin flung across the yard, and a quite, but heartfelt epitaph, I called it a day. Mom's boyfriend offered his air conditioned garage to work in when I'm ready to try again.

To escape the heat I built little things: a shelf under the sink area, and matching trim on the couch, counter-top and dividing wall between the bathroom and living room. Turned out pretty nice looking.

Today, since we had it off of work, I decided to tackle the roof deck on the bus. HA! Fun, but a challenge from the start. I ran over Mom's mailbox trying to back the bus into her driveway (she was NOT amused), and halfway through the morning we had to relocate to her BF house to find shade to continue working. Good new: we got the main framing done and on the roof (including adding the joist hangers). But it took us from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. to get that much done. The heat really takes a lot out of me and I had to take several breaks - especially once we were on the roof. Dizzy spells when one is 10 feet in the air are Not Fun! By 5 I was done for the day. The BF was making plans to take us all out on the boat to watch the fireworks this evening, but I couldn't stand the thought of being on open water with No Shade until later in the evening, so I borrowed Mom's car and came home. The bus is still beside his garage in some spotty shade.

So... tomorrow I'll go back over to Mom's BF to finish working on the deck. Hopefully, I'll have some photos of the work. Gotta get them off of Mom's camera and onto my computer. That... and the half dozen videos I still have to catch up on will be this weekend's chore I think.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:06 PM   #213
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Other stuff I've done...
Finished permanently installing the AC.



And trim pics...
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:53 PM   #214
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Hi TC, the trim work looks very nice--you're a woodworking pro!

I probably missed reading it but how are you going about the roof rack build? Star
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:54 PM   #215
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That's (stay cool) two fingered typist at work
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I ran over Mom's mailbox trying to back the bus into her driveway (she was NOT amused)

Sorry but that is funny..any pics?

Stop at an auto store and buy a plastic "fin" tool,that will straighten out bent ac fins and it'll look better and cool better....oh and good luck with the heat
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:53 PM   #217
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I ran over Mom's mailbox trying to back the bus into her driveway (she was NOT amused)

Sorry but that is funny..any pics?

Stop at an auto store and buy a plastic "fin" tool,that will straighten out bent ac fins and it'll look better and cool better....oh and good luck with the heat
TC, the trim looks awesome. Very tasty.

Indeed do straighten the fins on the outside of the air conditioner. It must work to it's fullest capacity.

Very nice ideas and craftsmanship are evident in your project.
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Your wood trim is top drawer! Very nice!!!
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Because you guys asked for it...



See the video on YouTube
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priceless
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