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Old 01-30-2021, 08:47 PM   #1701
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I know you bought all your supplies already...but if you find you can't get those curves molded then check with your local hardwood/cabinetry supply shop for wiggleboard. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiggleboard It has good rigidity in the long axis, so it doesn't sag any more than regular plywood does, but it's very flexible across the board. If you looked at this already, and I missed it in the 86 (wow!) pages, my apologies. A great build thread, by the way!

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Old 01-30-2021, 11:10 PM   #1702
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IDK, probably a long shot, but is it possible you could steam one side and make it warp? maybe with 2 or 3 coleman stoves boiling pots of water with the board at an angle above; then cover with a tarp, and leave the other side of the board exposed to the outside? Or maybe steam one side just enough to "soften" it (just as the board starts to warp), then flip it and deep-steam the other till it warps back in the other direction.


It's so damn humid here all my paneling and plywood cabinets are all wiggly. Cheap and quick...
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Old 01-30-2021, 11:18 PM   #1703
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IDK, probably a long shot, but is it possible you could steam one side and make it warp? maybe with 2 or 3 coleman stoves boiling pots of water with the board at an angle above; then cover with a tarp, and leave the other side of the board exposed to the outside? Or maybe steam one side just enough to "soften" it (just as the board starts to warp), then flip it and deep-steam the other till it warps back in the other direction.


It's so damn humid here all my paneling and plywood cabinets are all wiggly. Cheap and quick...
Steaming might be a tall order with a blizzard heading my way tomorrow.

I already put up one of these highly curved pieces in the back and it went up and took the curve fine, which is what made today's disaster extra-frustrating. Luckily Lowe's has a ton of the brand that worked for me in stock: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Underlaymen...x-8/1000750294
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Old 01-30-2021, 11:25 PM   #1704
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I know you bought all your supplies already...but if you find you can't get those curves molded then check with your local hardwood/cabinetry supply shop for wiggleboard. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiggleboard It has good rigidity in the long axis, so it doesn't sag any more than regular plywood does, but it's very flexible across the board. If you looked at this already, and I missed it in the 86 (wow!) pages, my apologies. A great build thread, by the way!
Thanks! I wish there was some way to condense a build thread. I'm using it to force myself to fully document everything I do - it's been helpful more times than I can count to remember what I did and why the hell I did it that way. But it would be cool to have a less detailed thread that's easier for others to go through.

I've never heard of wiggleboard, but it sounds perfect for this, although also expensive. The revolutionply stuff was $15 a sheet (although now it's $19) and the sumauma is $13. Maybe I should stop talking up the revolutionply and driving the price up.
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Old 01-30-2021, 11:27 PM   #1705
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It's so damn humid here all my paneling and plywood cabinets are all wiggly. Cheap and quick...
Mine is cheap and slow, but I have fears about wiggly walls.
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Old 01-30-2021, 11:40 PM   #1706
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No complaints about the long, detailed thread! I love it...and appreciate all you've done and documented. Wiggleboard is pricey, but there are places where it's super handy...and if you reserve it to just the necessary spots I've found it to be worth the expense (to me).
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Old 01-31-2021, 12:25 PM   #1707
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You just keep on documenting brother. Iím digging your progress. Iím virtually through with my build n the inside so Iím enjoying watching your progress.
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Old 02-02-2021, 09:27 AM   #1708
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For kicks, I just ordered this magnetic screen door thingie. I don't believe for a second that it would really work on an outer door in any kind of wind, but it might work as the screen door on my bulkhead.
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Old 02-02-2021, 10:28 AM   #1709
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Thanks, it's real close. I'm starting to feel like this skoolie stuff can be actual fun.
I haven't checked this thread in awhile, since rust issues and metal fabrication hasn't been relevant to me. It's coming along reeeeeal nice now though. You're getting into what we found to be the fun part of the build where you can see it all coming together. Good stuff, man.
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Old 02-02-2021, 10:47 PM   #1710
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I haven't checked this thread in awhile, since rust issues and metal fabrication hasn't been relevant to me. It's coming along reeeeeal nice now though. You're getting into what we found to be the fun part of the build where you can see it all coming together. Good stuff, man.
Thanks! This is a lot more fun than the remedial stuff.
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Old 02-02-2021, 11:08 PM   #1711
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For kicks, I just ordered this magnetic screen door thingie. I don't believe for a second that it would really work on an outer door in any kind of wind, but it might work as the screen door on my bulkhead.
My wife and I saw one on a skoolie in November. It impressed us so much we decided that we want one too! I think you will like it.
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Old 02-02-2021, 11:21 PM   #1712
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My wife and I saw one on a skoolie in November. It impressed us so much we decided that we want one too! I think you will like it.
Ha, I canceled it an hour ago! I'll try it again once I'm actually ready for a screen door. It's good to get a positive review, though.

In the video it looked like the people were being super-careful when walking through it, but then the dog went flying through so I dunno.
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It is pretty tough. The person we talked with and toured his bus has had his for a couple of years. He got the more expensive one because it was stronger. He has been rough on it ... mainly power tool mistakes.
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Old 02-02-2021, 11:42 PM   #1714
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It is pretty tough. The person we talked with and toured his bus has had his for a couple of years. He got the more expensive one because it was stronger. He has been rough on it ... mainly power tool mistakes.
Well damn, it might just be ideal for me then. Did you try it out yourself and walk through it?
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Old 02-02-2021, 11:53 PM   #1715
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Well damn, it might just be ideal for me then. Did you try it out yourself and walk through it?
I've seen one or more of them in Hawai'i. It worked really well. The magnets had just the right amount of grab in them. They would close themselves up nicely every time, but not hinder you when walking through.


Hoping there is not an inferior brand, though.
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I've seen one or more of them in Hawai'i. It worked really well. The magnets had just the right amount of grab in them. They would close themselves up nicely every time, but not hinder you when walking through.


Hoping there is not an inferior brand, though.
On Amazon? How could there be!
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I'm an eBayer myself, since I found Pink Floyd Bootleg CDs there in 2000. Boy was I an auction addict for those things, for years. but now I'm loyal to eBay.


BTW, impressive progress on your bus. Kudos!
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Sumauma to the rescue. I was happy to see that the problem was indeed the plywood and not the plywooder. It's also cool because "Sumauma" was always my favorite Phil Collins song.

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Well damn, it might just be ideal for me then. Did you try it out yourself and walk through it?
Yes, just push right through it ... sort-of like the dog in the videos. I like how it snaps right back into the closed position all on its own.
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