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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby grantstew8 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:18 am

The wheel arches were quite fun to make. I changed the design slightly so I was using 200 400 and 600mm radius circles.
The cut sequence took a bit of working out and it's come out well.

http://youtu.be/GSNjullSfj8
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby grantstew8 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:15 am

Working out spacings both horizontal and vertical from the wheel has been easy; I've had tremendous support from this forum. Thanks guys!
Here is the thread.http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=56750

Here is the assembly video....http://youtu.be/wYw9MwiLeRA
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby grantstew8 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:24 am

RGB LED wiring and adding LEDs to traditional tail lights.
I ran out of time this morning but I'll hopefully do some more wiring tomorrow!
http://youtu.be/zu-ybaC-8ys
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby S. Heisley » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:11 am

Nice LED teardrop lights, Grant. :thumbsup:
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby grantstew8 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:34 am

Converting VW bug tail lights to LED. It's pretty simple if you can work a soldering iron. (Pronounced "sole-der" here and "sodder" there. Both correct ;) )
I started off using just RED and worked out it would be better to use white LED as it is much brighter. I'll re-do the teardrop shaped red lights I did yesterday to change to White.

In the video I did no show how to do this, just solder over all the RGB connectors so power goes to them all. I'll add a note on youtube as well..

http://youtu.be/3KwjyS-7y14
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby grantstew8 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:57 am

These drawers are originally from an office under desk set of drawers. They were destined for the skip (dumpster) and all I wanted was the drawer runners.
On the right hand side of the galley I have a camp stove, with randomly determined by the board it sits on. The center of the galley has the cooler box drawer, again sized by the cooler boxes. The drawers fitted in the remaining gap and needed a 1/4" packer. Just luck.

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The drawers and the metal runners were too long so I risked cutting them down. It worked. In the video I did not raise the blade so cut into the drawer bottom. I did it correctly for the first two drawers and messed it up when I did the video.
The first two drawers I glued and clamped with a ratchet strap and only thought about pinning it when I did the video.

The video does not show how lining up the drawer runners (sliders) can be incredibly frustrating. A tiny difference in height makes the drawers look awful with the gap between the drawers highlighting the problem. Making those gaps even is a challenge.
http://youtu.be/xctTpP-6Xr0
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby S. Heisley » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:01 pm

That's some clever repurposing of old office desk drawers and slides. Nobody would know if you didn't tell them. :thumbsup:
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby Junkboy999 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:31 pm

Looking good Grant

Love the videos as well.
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby KCStudly » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:50 pm

I'm enjoying your build and it is coming right along. Keep up the good work. :thumbsup:
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby grantstew8 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:51 am

Adding a dividing wall and cupboards inside the cabin using old ikea doors.
http://youtu.be/WdJOKOOPVCc

I ran out of time this morning to fit them into position.
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby grantstew8 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:35 am

Managed to put up the cupboard in the cabin this morning. I needed to trim the edges because I'd cut it the exact width and the door needed a small gap between the door edge and the wall.
I know using a plane on the end grain splinters the wood, so what did I use, an electric plane.... :? Only after I splintered the wood did I use the circular saw....I'll be able to fill and sand but it's extra work I could do without.

http://youtu.be/bJRG4ywQIao
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby grantstew8 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:13 am

This is a video showing how I added a shelf below the cupboard inside the cabin.

http://youtu.be/RiY9aRkgJZE
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby grantstew8 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:49 am

I've made some supports for the electric sockets, as the walls are not thick enough to allow the sockets to recessed into them.
Broke a cheap router bit, so multiple passes is a good idea rather than one deep cut

I've got to find another way of getting to my camera, a little humour at the end of the video, lots of puffing and panting.... :oops:

http://youtu.be/DHzA4-nCoSk
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby grantstew8 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:13 am

I've been away so not much has happened on the TD

However I've added the hinge and after a night's sleep I've worked out that I've cocked up. the hinge needed to be longer and rebate the lower section rather than leave myself with a fiddly little gap... Ah well it's another £25 but not a complete waste as I can use this hinge on the doors. :thumbsup:

Hope you enjoy the video.
http://youtu.be/q-zRtXs5mvo
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Re: Muircockhall Build Log

Postby S. Heisley » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:19 pm

...Thought maybe you'd given up on posting your progress. Glad to see you back at it! :thumbsup:
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