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Old 06-21-2006, 10:33 AM   #101
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Sounds like you've been busy!
Looking forward to the pics...
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Old 06-22-2006, 09:04 PM   #102
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Okey, dokey, I got computer access for a bit!

Here is my countertop:



There are a couple of close-ups here: http://www.skoolie.net/gallery2/v/Sk...ction.jpg.html

From a tile-work standpoint, this is a pretty simple project. I highly recommend it. People who have seen the finished countertop speak very highly of it (although....they could just be humoring the bus-guy... )
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Old 06-22-2006, 09:10 PM   #103
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WOW ERIC! Fantastic job on the countertop! Yer a better man than I, Gunga Din! I don't think I'd have the patience to cut all BUT 1 tile! Well Done!
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:07 PM   #104
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Pretty Snazy! I like how you continued the pattern up the backsplash. -Richard
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Old 01-16-2007, 02:51 PM   #105
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Working on a ceiling

Howdy! Long time no see!

Well, school has started back today, and the ceiling project that I started over Christmas Break is...not nearly complete...so the bus is a total wreck inside and I barely have room to live. GRRRRR!!!!

I'm going with my original idea of putting wood panels on the ceiling in the forward part of the bus. I'm using 1/8" doorskin plywood for the panels, and it will be separated/divided/held in place by some 2"x1/4" strips of "molding" that I ripped from some two-by material.

The doorskins have a really thin (1/32") luan mahogany (looks like it to me) ply on their good face, a 1/16" middle ply, and a 1/32" back ply. Only three plies in all. I have given them a "pickled oak" whitewash treatment that I will end up covering with a coat or two of satin polyurethane. The trim molding will be stained to a dark mahogany color, so the ceiling will be (kind of) black and white (but not exactly). The color choices may not work well...in which case, I can PAINT it.

Other than that, not much work done lately. Too much school last semester, and I'm taking one more class this semester (7 classes, 19 hours total), so it's going to be a busy one. I'll try to get the ceiling done this week so that I can post some pictures to the gallery (and so that I can get all my stuff put away!)

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Old 03-11-2007, 01:07 PM   #106
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Hey man, you are doing fine work. I just found your post and pretty much read all of it the last 2 days. It's encouraging for those of us who are still gathering the materials for more work in the spring. I didn't quite understand how the window shades work though. They look great but are they just wedged in the windows or do you have some kinda retainer to hold them in the various positions? Again, I admire your tenaciaty and determination. I know, pretty much the same thing but you probably have twice as much as the average bear . . .
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:14 PM   #107
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Re: "Paradigm Shift"

Time for a visit to the board, even if only a brief one. It's difficult for me to get net access on a regular basis, so it's been hard to stay in touch.

I FINALLY got my permandnt lighting installed in the front part of the bus!! Woot! I've had the parts hanging around for 2 years. when I finally got to it, the whole project took one day. It's SO nice to be able to reach up and turn a light switch and have light instead of having a 2' strip flourescent hanging off the wall.

Oh, in the meantime, I picked up 2 bachelors degrees on the way (History and Sociology - USC Upstate.) Now I have to get into law school!

I have posted project pics in the photo gallery. http://www.skoolie.net/gallery2/v/Sk...ight_Fixtures/

I have a lot of work to do in the next month because I'm moving to a different location in town, so expect a few more posts in the near future.

I'm impressed by all the work I see going on in the skoolie realm, and hope to get to study the recent additions in detail soon.
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:06 PM   #108
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Hey man, you are doing fine work. I just found your post and pretty much read all of it the last 2 days. It's encouraging for those of us who are still gathering the materials for more work in the spring. I didn't quite understand how the window shades work though. They look great but are they just wedged in the windows or do you have some kinda retainer to hold them in the various positions? Again, I admire your tenaciaty and determination. I know, pretty much the same thing but you probably have twice as much as the average bear . . .
Here it is 6 months later.....

The shades are mounted on two 1/2" CPVC pipes that plug into holes in the wooden trim piece covering the column between the windows. You just bend the pipe outward and pull one end out of a hole. then you take the other end of a pipe out and move the pipe to a different hole. You can move the top pipe down or the Bottom Pipe up. there are three adjustment positions.

You can see it pretty well here

http://www.skoolie.net/gallery2/v/Sk...ethod.jpg.html
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It is nice to see you posting again Eric.

(History and Sociology - USC Upstate) Congratulations!
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:50 PM   #110
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Hey Eric!

Congrats on the new parchments , and great to see you back to visit the asylum! Looking forward to perusing your latest improvements, and hoping to hear more from ya when ya can!

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