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Old 12-10-2007, 01:00 AM   #1
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That's a great site! Is that you in the pictures? You can use tools and you're converting a bus? Wow! If I were single... My bus is definitely a good topic of conversation. I usually don't tell people about it or anything else in my life, but it sure seems to come up a lot. The people I work with are always interested. I've taken them all out to lunch in the bus a couple times. I can't go anywhere with it without people asking questions. So, I can definitely relate. My bus project has been one of the most rewarding projects I've ever taken on. On your site, there's a picture of an old Singer sewing machine. Is that what you use to make the clothes you sell? I'm interested in a sewing machine that would be good for sewing upholstery type stuff. Things like curtains, sheets, and stuff for a bus. Nothing serious like leather. I have quite a bit of sewing experience from a job I used to have in the Air Force believe it or not. I did aircraft upholstery and we used some Pfaff machines that were about $6,500 each. That wasn't my actual job, since I was really there for aircraft maintenance, but when we were slow, I helped out the upholstery lady and I have quite a knack for sewing. Any recommendations on something under $500? Also, do you have a site for just your clothing stuff? Maybe I'll order something for my wife! This is a great site for info. I don't have a lot of electrical experience and I've learned a lot on this site. There's some good folks here. I'm not really creative, and I've taken a lot of ideas off this site such as my paint job. I used Lapeer20m's paint job and also the Rat Bus in the gallery.
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Old 12-10-2007, 04:25 AM   #2
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Re: Building Luna

Looking good. I am about to start a bus project, and I currently live in Portland. What is the name of the hardware store that you went to in Portland. I too would like to make my bus as non-toxic as possible. I look forward to reading your updates.
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:15 AM   #3
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welcome to skoolie!

i'm jealous of the solar panels.

Someday i would like to have a bus that is energy efficient enough to run off of a few solar panels.

in the photos looks like you're doing a nice clean job

keep up the good work

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Old 12-10-2007, 03:08 PM   #4
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Your bus project is looking good! Please keep us updated!

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Old 12-12-2007, 09:37 PM   #5
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Yeah, every time I look at sewing machines, they have computerized crap and all sorts of different sewing patterns and what not. I just want something that will sew in a straight line and back stitch. Oh, and if it doesn't fly to pieces, that would be good too! I'll look into the Riccar. Thanks!
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Old 12-22-2007, 02:27 PM   #6
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Welcome to the asylum, Erin!

Other ladies...? Maybe Lindy: http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1765 She's in Oregon also.
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