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Old 06-30-2018, 06:07 AM   #21
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After talking extensively to several NC and SC State Patrol persons as to the legality of a front bumper tool box; my solution to a mudroom/store all sorts of messiness was to get my welder son to weld brackets to the front bumper then attach a pickup tool box.
Outdoor carpet, chairs, Wellies, table, etc goes in that. Stays dry and locks.
As for the front door; of course I have a real locking door and beaded curtain too!
Never heard an American use the term "wellies". Nice!

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Old 06-30-2018, 06:21 AM   #22
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This followed me home today. Not a big deal, but I'm gonna build some furniture for the house to get some practice for the future bus.



You made the right choice, friend. I love my Kreg jig, and if there were one tool for bus conversions that isn't an obvious choice....it's the Kreg. It's dead simple to use and makes strong joints quickly. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 06-30-2018, 08:18 AM   #23
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It's dead simple to use and makes strong joints quickly. You won't be disappointed.
And a quality wood-glue bead will make that joint about 2-3 times stronger....the wood will actually separate before the glue does.
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Old 06-30-2018, 12:04 PM   #24
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And a quality wood-glue bead will make that joint about 2-3 times stronger....the wood will actually separate before the glue does.
My dad is a retired marine carpenter, built frames and interiors for $$,$$$,$$$ yachts, and he advised the same. Also, he lives ten minutes away and I will be picking his brain and tool collection extensively once the build kicks off.
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Old 06-30-2018, 12:41 PM   #25
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I wish I had skills appropriate for using tools like that...
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Old 06-30-2018, 03:57 PM   #26
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Can you cut straight and operate a drill? Then you have the skills.

Mine will come in handy when the storm door arrives. Seems that the front door opening is about 5.5" too tall for the door.
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:03 AM   #27
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New member here, and hopeful near future skoolie

I have gone through 750+ pocket hole screws in our build so far

Love my kreg jig

My suggestion stock up on 1 1/4 coarse thread screws for your 3/4 material builds
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:13 AM   #28
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I watched a video, yeah that looks neat.. Quit spending my money!!
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