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Postby S. Heisley » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:34 pm

:yes: Yes! You are doing good! :thumbsup:

(PS. I'm glad I'm not the only one with ugly feet! You guys really made me laugh!)
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Postby kinto » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:00 am

@whitney... yup, mine might be some chiggers too... so quit fumigating your yard! you're making them state border jump westward dagnabbit!

@jeremy... i hear that... still a few more things to order here & i'm dreading the shipping...

@sharon... thanks! having fun building it, but can't wait to take it out!
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Postby kinto » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:31 am

did some (quiet! it's 2am in suburbia!) cicada & moth approved perma-r cutting & dry fitting tonite...
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since i still need to run wires (so will need to pull the insulation back out) i numbered the pieces with a sharpie... (and have a spray can of medium expandy foam for the oopsie cuts/ gaps...)
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also over-bought by a sheet, so if anybody wants it for free please send a SASE ('self-addressed-stamped-envelope' or 'snail-mail' for those of you who 'peep-speak') and i'll stuff that sucker in there...
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nite all


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Postby kinto » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:10 pm

we were supposed to go camping this weekend, but since i'm trying to get this monster at least camp-able by october my awesome-as-awesome-can-be girlfriend is coming over for 3 days to help build instead! (no, you can't have her number!)

anywayz, here's my quick mock-up so's she can see what's happening in mah brainz... & help with sizing galley vs sleep space since we're gonna be living outta this thing on random weekends & for a couple weeks straight out west next summer.

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(smushed vent cover...)
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(by the way... dust brushes make for a great hold-cardboard-in-place-while-you-use-the-other-hand-to-rip-tape-to-help-your-girlfriend-visualize-while-trying-not-to-collapse-from-the-heat-and-the-concoctions-that-you-guzzled-last-nite...)
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werd.

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Postby Woodstramp » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:49 pm

(by the way... dust brushes make for a great hold-cardboard-in-place-while-you-use-the-other-hand-to-rip-tape-to-help-your-girlfriend-visualize-while-trying-not-to-collapse-from-the-heat-and-the-concoctions-that-you-guzzled-last-nite...)


Note to self.... Don't drink anything while reading a Kent post.

Half atomized in the air, half went in my sinuses. :lol:
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Postby jbyrd » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:16 pm

looking good keep it going, should be able to get alot done with a 3 day weekend.
Til later, See ya
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Postby CliffinGA » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:20 pm

:lol: too funny, Kent I used cardboard and duct tape to do the same for the wife. It made a great visualiztion device. Man keep it up :thumbsup:


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Postby kinto » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:03 am

@woodstramp... HAHAHAHA! :lol: ...sawwwy...

@jeremy... thanks! unfortunately not as much as i'd hoped, but we still had a great weekend :FNP

@cliff... if you posted pics of that i might've actually gotten the idea from you... i've looked at waaaaaay too many things on here to remember, but in any case, thanks! :thumbsup:


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Postby kinto » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:25 pm

hope everybody had a great weekend! :Flippin Burger: :guzzle:



so yeah... i *of course* didn't get as much done as i'd hoped (because i never do with anything) but it was still nice that my girlfriend was off work all weekend to hangout & help... a second pair of hands definitely helps...

did some more kerfing... getting a little better at it i guess...
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started messing with the front window... drilling, heating, getting it to fit little by little... totally winging this part... still need to figure out what to do with the inside trim etc...
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please note: THIS is NOT a hair dryer...
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(unless you wanna look like THIS!) :shock:

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oh also, check this out... so being the idiot i am, when i was originally designing the basic inside layout it never occurred to me that a cooler gets a couple inches deeper when opened...
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luckily no glue was yet involved so it was easily remedied... we ended up losing a couple inches in the sleeping quarters though... so not a huge deal really, but i *can* say the fact that i still fit in there comfortably has once & for all dashed my dreams of being an NBA megastar.


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Postby kinto » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:06 am

start.

-.-. ..- - / .-. .. -... ... / - --- -. .. - .

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Dah-di-dah-dit Di-di-dah Dah, Di-dah-dit Di-dit Dah-di-di-dit Di-di-dit, Dah Dah-dah-dah Dah-dit Di-dit Dah Dit.

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stop.


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Postby jbyrd » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:47 am

looking good, You still got alot done, I know we never get as much done as we want.
Just curious is that just a piece of tinted lexan your using for your front window?
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Postby kinto » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:20 am

not sure... to me it looks like the side window from a pick-up camper shell or something(?)

got the part from a local rv/ salvage shop purely because i like the size/ shape/ tint, but the 'bubble' aspect of it is honestly making it a giant PITA to work with... well, plus it's on a curve of the tear which isn't making it any easier... :?

the stamp in the corner says this if that helps...
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(COT?) GLAZE - acrylic sheet - 3mm 2-26 (xx-xxx?)

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Postby aggie79 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:50 am

Kent,

You're showing great patience with that front window. I don't know if it is my age or what, by I would have thrown that thing on the floor and smashed it with a cinder block by now. It does look great and should provide a nice open feel inside your teardrop.

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Postby campmaster-k » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:59 am

Good work Kent, keep on keepin on.
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Postby kinto » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:06 pm

@tom... yeah, it is kind of a pain but i worked with acrylic years ago in my college sculpture classes so *somewhat* know how it behaves under a heat gun... really the inside trim is gonna be more of a challenge i think... it's curving this way & that way at the same time! :?


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