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Old 05-20-2020, 01:26 PM   #1
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Airplane bus

Guess I'll just start where I'm at and fill in as we go. Two years deep in this bus and probably a year from being (mostly) complete if there is such a thing.

Currently building the access channel covers in the bathroom. They carry ductwork and water lines.
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Simple cheap pine sanded,cleared
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Old 05-20-2020, 01:27 PM   #2
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Not exactly sure how to rotate pictures?
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Old 05-20-2020, 02:55 PM   #3
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Not exactly sure how to rotate pictures?
Ah, I was going to ask how that ceiling toilet worked.

Convert your pics to PNG format (and make sure they're rotated the way you want them to be) before posting them.
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Old 05-20-2020, 03:42 PM   #4
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Had to build a seat base because I wasn't capable of cutting a huge round hole in porcelain.
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Old 05-20-2020, 03:44 PM   #5
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[QUOTE=musigenesis;387792]Ah, I was going to ask how that ceiling toilet worked.

Convert your pics to PNG format (and make sure they're rotated the way you want them to be) before posting

Got it,thanks
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:27 AM   #6
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Refinished this 100 year old door. The led staining looks pretty cool. Way too much work though and set me back two weeks.

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Old 05-22-2020, 12:30 AM   #7
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Metal door frames with rubber seals so they dont rattle.
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:28 AM   #8
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What is led staining? Door looks good, as does the whole bathroom.
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:50 PM   #9
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Sorry, lead paint staining the wood in spots.
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:55 PM   #10
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Originally I was going to build my shower walls out of red cedar covered in epoxy. After a brisk learning curve with the epoxy I realized it wasn't in my budget or time frame so I scrapped that idea.
Not wanting to waste the test panel I cut it up into the coffee table/side table.20200522_113709.jpg

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Old 05-22-2020, 03:11 PM   #11
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Some folding hinges I stole from a rotted fifthwheel.

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Old 05-22-2020, 04:53 PM   #12
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I sure like this epoxy stuff.

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Way to repurpose failure!
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Old 05-25-2020, 12:28 PM   #14
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I put buttons on the seats. You can buy these from Wally world. Pretty easy to do and comes with the little punch.

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Just slid the fabric over a piece of would so it could be punched.
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Old 05-25-2020, 12:30 PM   #15
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It's a little industrial but doesn't bother me.
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Old 05-25-2020, 12:37 PM   #16
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I really like these grommets and they're cheap.
Easily purchased at any harbor freight. Works well for privacy.

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These hooks are welded on but they make all kinds of hooks.

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Has a reversible insulating pad,white on one side and dark on the other.
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Old 05-26-2020, 04:18 AM   #17
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In a way, I like that you started at this point in your build. There are MANY build threads showing rough-in, insulation, etc. Not many showing the finishing touches.
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Old 05-27-2020, 04:21 PM   #18
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All right, I'll bite. What is the "airplane" angle?
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Old 05-27-2020, 09:51 PM   #19
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Ah, I was going to ask how that ceiling toilet worked.
Not worth a schidt.

Sorry I couldn't resist!
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Old 05-27-2020, 10:20 PM   #20
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All right, I'll bite. What is the "airplane" angle?
The guy that started the bus was a aircraft mechanic and its built like a military cargo plane.
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