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Old 03-12-2013, 09:44 AM   #71
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glad to see it moving forward
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:19 PM   #72
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Thanks! It feels good to be working on it again. A little overwhelming at times, but good. I have basically cut out all other hobbies, distractions, so I can focus on this. My kids are getting excited!
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:24 PM   #73
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Thanks! It feels good to be working on it again. A little overwhelming at times, but good. My kids are getting excited!
That is a good thing
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:02 PM   #74
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Time to go crank up the heater!

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Old 03-19-2013, 08:28 AM   #75
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Building cabinets in a bus, when you tend to be a perfectionist, SUCKS! Haha...I had forgotten how challenging it can be. Last night was a little frustrating, as I tore more apart than I built, but the driver side cabinets are now squarish and ready for doors
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:10 AM   #76
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Looking good, wish I was that far along.

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Don't you just love how nothing is actually straight and square in the bus. I usually settle for the cabinet I'm working on to be square with itself and as close as I can get with the bus.
Much ado with strings,squares,magnets and tape measures.
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Yup!! I do things mostly the same, make sure the components are square and then get them as square as possible to the bus, but when I build something "into" the bus, with the walls as part of the structure, it gets fun I have learned one thing that is key. Just keep moving forward and don't obsess over the little stuff. In the end, your family isn't really going to care if there is an 1/8" gap here and there.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:29 PM   #78
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... if there is an 1/8" gap here and there.
That's what trim is for! My trim appears decorative, but in actuality it is hiding a multitude of errors.
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Yup! I also have a secret weapon...log home caulking. It stays flexible, and does not shrink over time. Is designed to fill large gaps, and is decorative in nature. I am a master at smoothing it and making it look nice
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A really nice build!!! Love the pictures of the kids having fun. My dad built a bus when I was about their age, and I cherish those memories still today. Look forward to more pics of the process
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