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Old 03-10-2010, 04:39 PM   #81
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Looking good BB.

You need to show me how you got those wire chase covers off. I tried the square bit I have but those screw don't want to budge.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:49 PM   #82
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Leonidas, I copied the "GoodNews Bus" technique for the framing. Its definately overbuilt. Thats for sure. So you can either look at mine or "Goodnews Bus".

The wood on the ceiling is 1x3's and I cut several grooves about halfway through then soaked them in water. I would suggest praticing a little first. Takes a bit to get used to.


Thanks for the tip Jarlaxle. The showerbase is 24x32

Brian, they can be a pain. Its a combination of

1. Rusty screw threads
2. Too much paint on the screw head not allowing to get the bit all the way in resulting in stripping the head.

First off try to get the bit all the way on the screw head. Even if you have to tap the bit in first. ( I know, time consuming). I'm assuming you are using a drill or screwgun?

Then you want to push quite hard so that bit gets a good bite and doesn't want to pop out and strip. You probably already have some that are stripped. What I did with the stripped ones is tap all around the screw head with a chisel to loosen the rust and break the paint around the edges. Then try to back it out.

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Old 03-12-2010, 02:39 AM   #83
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You might also try a "Steam Box". It does the same thing, but from what I remember, the steam box will work for bending wood without having to cut the notches out, but it takes a long time to steam the wood.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:08 AM   #84
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Thanks for the tip Sojakai. The method I'm using is working out pretty good.

Last couple of days I have been working on the dinette wall and dinette benches.

Water tanks also came in and I test fitted those.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:15 AM   #85
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Wall and dinette bench.

The bead board area is where the dinette will be. The area with 1/4" luan will be covered by a 6 foot long bench.
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:38 PM   #86
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Within the last few days, I finished up the dinette seats and installed the water inlet and hoses.
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:43 PM   #87
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Completed Dinette seats!

I also decided to raise the bed frame 3" because I wanted to be closer to window height and also so the tank fill and vent hoses coming off of the inlet would clear the bed frame against the wall.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:48 PM   #88
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Busbozo, looks like you are making some good progress...really like the paneling you have there on the wall. Looking good.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:13 PM   #89
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Thanks Browncrown. Yeah, little at a time.
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:20 PM   #90
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Wow. Great progress man! If you'll be around tonight I would like to come by and see things first hand. I'll give you a call.
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