Vardo build 1st build

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Vardo build 1st build

Postby stonykill » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:43 pm

started our Vardo today. Just sanded and painted the trailer frame and picked up some materials. Going to get a little more done tomorrow. Attached is a pic of the general idea of what we are going for. Going to be campable, not done but campable this summer.


I'll get up pics of our progress as we go along

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Re: Vardo build 1st build

Postby Oldragbaggers » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:49 pm

Really cute vardo. Looking forward to watching this one take shape. And welcome to the forum.
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Re: Vardo build 1st build

Postby rebapuck » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:12 pm

That should have a lot of opportunity for adding character.
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Re: Vardo build 1st build

Postby stonykill » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:52 am

the painted trailer frame and a few "helpers" this morning

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Re: Vardo build 1st build

Postby stonykill » Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:35 pm

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Re: Vardo build 1st build

Postby stonykill » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:58 pm

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and the underside is tar's minus a little touch up I did once I right sided it
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Re: Vardo build 1st build

Postby stonykill » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:54 pm

just about got done framing the short walls this afternoon and the sky let loose. There is always tomorrow
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Re: Vardo build 1st build

Postby stonykill » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:56 pm

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Re: Vardo build 1st build

Postby kudzu » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:00 pm

You're moving right along. Nice to have the first box built, isn't it? I love it when something I'm working on starts to take on some shape.
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Re: Vardo build 1st build

Postby stonykill » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:09 pm

thanks and yes it is. Tomorrow when I'm out I am going to pick up the lumber to make the corbels. Then I can get working on the top.
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Re: Vardo build 1st build

Postby Oldragbaggers » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:19 pm

Ohhh....build faster. I am so anxious to see this one. I just love Vardos. Unfortunately my husband does not share my love of them, so I have to live vicariously through the Vardos of others.
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Re: Vardo build 1st build

Postby stonykill » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:24 pm

Oldragbaggers wrote:Ohhh....build faster. I am so anxious to see this one. I just love Vardos. Unfortunately my husband does not share my love of them, so I have to live vicariously through the Vardos of others.


:lol: I want to just build this and do nothing else. Unfortunately I can't do that, but I can work on it some nearly daily.
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Re: Vardo build 1st build

Postby stonykill » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:03 pm

slow progress the last 2 days. Yesterday I was away from home nearly all day, the it rained and today it rained as soon as I was ready to start on the Vardo. But I got the template made for the arch (not pictured), got 19 corbels made and sanded, made misc wood pieces, and the windows came in just now. Looking forward to spending some quality time over the next 3 or 4 days on the Vardo and chasing down materials.
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and on Tuesday I should have help putting up my red neck workshop addition. A 12 x 20 foot portable garage to attach to my woodshop. That will end the rain issue :D
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Re: Vardo build 1st build

Postby mezmo » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:56 pm

Do the windows have safety glass in them ?

That's a detail that's easy to forget about if you use
shed or house type windows...
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Re: Vardo build 1st build

Postby stonykill » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:24 am

mezmo wrote:Do the windows have safety glass in them ?

That's a detail that's easy to forget about if you use
shed or house type windows...


yup. Note the sticker in the upper right hand corner of the window.
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