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Old 02-25-2011, 07:48 AM   #1
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Nice work, looks very good and great progress. Welcome
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:16 AM   #2
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Yes, welcome! I love the rustic look of the paneling. Are you going to stain it? I've seen some other buses on this forum with stained paneling like yours and it looks georgeous. If you do stain, just remember to use pre-conditioner since the soft pine will not take stain evenly otherwise.
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thats a very nice conversion you got going on. im lerking around getting ideas for my conversion. Great job!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:50 AM   #4
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... great job tracing those edges with the wood planks. That job is what is holding up my conversion right now, I cannot figure out for the life of me how to cut osb and paneling to cover my walls and match the curve of the bus Any advice there?
I didn't do a perfect job on mine, but you basically have to make a template first and then trace that onto the tops of subsequent panels. Here is a tutorial that is relevant:
http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Proje ... erfect-fit

Try typing "how to scribe wood" into google and see what else you find.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:12 PM   #5
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Do you think I still need the conditioner with oil? I don't do much wood finishing...
Sorry, I've never used oil - but you know the internet has the answer to most questions! I would certainly do a sample piece of scrap wood first with whatever method you plan to use so you can see how it will turn out before starting on the bus.
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You do not need wood conditioner with boiled linseed oil. You will need to re apply the oil periodically (like every 6 months if in a lot of sun or dry air). Do not confuse with Tung Oil (sticky stuff).
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Super work...and looking really good on the wood.
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Contour gauge

Easiest way to copy a shape is to use a contour gauge. I got mine from Home Dep and is basically a plastic ruler with a bunch of sliding transverse pieces. Found it at the tile section and is about 1' long. They have another one at the tool section but is way too short. If I remember will put a pic tomorrow, right now I am barefoot all the way up to my ears!.
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Here is the picture for the template gauge:
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Template gauge by pipopak, on Flickr[/img]
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.. awesome flashlight too .. I have one that is probably 20 years old that works as well as the day I bought it .. still water-tight and bright ..
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