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Re: CNC Build -- Charging While Towing Schematic

Postby capnTelescope » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:47 am

Here's a schematic drawing of my Charge While Towing setup.

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Re: CNC Build -- Charging While Towing Schematic

Postby rebapuck » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:43 pm

Enjoying this thread.

About your roman shades. Stand outside at night with the light on inside. Can you see in? So can everyone else.
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Re: CNC Build -- Charging While Towing Schematic

Postby capnTelescope » Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:18 pm

Enjoying this thread.

Thanks, Judy. I appreciate that.

I'm not likely to be doing anything too disgusting with the lights on. :lol:

When the lights go out... :shock:
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Re: CNC Build -- Finishing out the galley -- Countertop

Postby capnTelescope » Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:38 pm

I've gotten a bit behind on my posting, so time to catch up.

A 3-week trip to Kahleefoornya saw the first off-pavement for the Tear. Charging while towing worked like a charm. All the family and friends went ga-ga over the tear. On the way back, it passed the rain worthiness and mud worthiness tests. Also, a high pucker-factor emergency stop got me off the dime about the trailer brakes. Read all about that here.

I've been using an increasingly ratty piece of nekkid plywood for my galley countertop.
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This could not be allowed to continue. The faucet barely reached the dog-bowl sink. It wasn't wide(deep) enough. It also didn't go with the decor.

Although granite was briefly mentioned a while back, the price was way out of line. :roll: HD and Lowes used to carry full sheets of laminate early in the build, but no more. Besides, I didn't want to buy a whole sheet and store the remainder. So, I fearlessly set forth to see if any cabinet shoppes nearby might have a suitable remnant. My first stop was the shop where I'd gotten a couple of granite drops for free. They don't deal in laminates, but gave me a lead to the local Source for cabinet shops.

Off to central Austin. I explained my need to the nice lady in the showroom, and she directed me to the back of the warehouse, where blems, drops and dents were kept. Long enough story short, I left with about half a sheet of premium laminate freebee. Yes!

Meanwhile, back at capnTelescope World Headquarters, measure twice, cut once.
Left side of the galley:
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16-1/2"

Right side:
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16-7/8"

What? I hadn't noticed that the drawer module wasn't fully into place. Part of the bracing for the water tank was in the way. Hammer and chisel made short work of that:
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It ain't purty but it doesn't show.

Finally got a measurement. Using contact adhesive left over from the tambours, I got the real countertop ply laminated, trimmed and cut to size.:
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Add a notch for wiring:
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Next step is to cut out for the sink and faucet.
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Oh, wait. Next step is to pick up the mess on the CNC table to make room to work.

The desired result:
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Then made a edge trim piece to match the tambours.

Ta-daa!
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Still needs trim panels, left/right sides.

Next up: Galley prop.

Thanks for looking! :beer:
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Re: CNC Build -- Finishing out the galley -- Countertop

Postby aggie79 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:24 am

As always Brad - looking good! :thumbsup: :applause: :thumbsup:

By one of the pics, it looks like the CNC table doubles as storage. (Any flat surface in my garage is eligible for stacking - and misplacing - tools and other stuff).
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Re: CNC Build -- Finishing out the galley -- Countertop

Postby KCStudly » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:15 am

I like the figuring in the nosing on the counter. Ties the tambours in nicely. :thumbsup:
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Re: CNC Build -- Finishing out the galley -- Countertop

Postby capnTelescope » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:53 pm

aggie79 wrote:As always Brad - looking good! :thumbsup: :applause: :thumbsup:

By one of the pics, it looks like the CNC table doubles as storage. (Any flat surface in my garage is eligible for stacking - and misplacing - tools and other stuff).


Thanks, Tom. I'm very pleased! :D

Any horizontal surface, anywhere. :thumbsup: That's why the jeep-style fenders with rubber on top.

KCStudly wrote:I like the figuring in the nosing on the counter. Ties the tambours in nicely. :thumbsup:

Thanks, KC. That nose piece came from a odd piece of S3S (Surfaced 3 Sides) oak that has one rough edge that tapers the length of the board. If I'd known it had such nice figuring, I'd have used more of it. It's too skinny to be useful for much of anything else.

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Re: CNC Build -- Hatch Prop 3.0

Postby capnTelescope » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:36 pm

Propping up the galley hatch has been THE most vexing part of this whole build. It started with a piece of 2x4.
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That was fine during construction, but too ugly to wear in public. Once I started taking the trailer out camping, I substituted a nice piece of 1 x 2 pine.
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Better, but it got in my way. What I really wanted was something attached to the Tear that would also prevent the hatch from blowing open and destroying everything. Like gas struts. My galley seems to be an awkward size and shape such that struts insist on opening the hatch when down, or they get interfered with on closing and won't let the hatch shut. Or they don't compress enough or extend enough. Trial and error left several hickeys on the hatch ribs and the old countertop.

The last straw was the new countertop. I managed to put the faucet right where I'd been putting the 2x4/1x2. Now I had to prop off center, which causes the hatch to twist and look like a sorry POS. Not good. :thumbdown: Plus, with the prop not being attached, I was dreading someone (me) knocking the prop over and the hatch eating them. Or, worse yet, eating me. :frightened: Something must be done.

I took some inspiration from seeing JavaJack's Camp-Inn Raindrop. It has a wood prop that runs in a channel and works very nicely. With that in mind, some simple tape measurements sent me down another fork in the road.

Basically, I built a prop that attaches to the center hatch rib and rests near the top of the cabinet faceframe.Here's a quick proof of concept look at hatch prop 3.0.
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This worked!

Naturally, it wasn't that easy! :fb

First task was to make something for the prop to rest upon. I made a small korbel for the support. I guess it's a korbel. It's also a Roman Orgee. I think korbels have to have arches. Sconce?

Jigsaw work:
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Make a tenon to hold an anchor pin.
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This is only the second time I've used this jig, which I got off the clearance table at Woodcraft. Glad I didn't pay more.

Korbel 1.0 Stained, glued and screwed:
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With a little decorative carving, it would look like an obscene gesture.

Then I built up the release version of Hatch Prop 3.0 and installed it,

First problem: The hatch didn't want to shut all the way. Big surprise. I've been there before. Took a picture through the side and found:
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You can see that the prop is clearly hitting the hinge block.

I trimmed off the offending portion of the hinge block for a second try. "Trimmed off" is putting it politely. It looks like I gnawed it off. :fb Fortunately, it doesn't really show.

Try again. Better, but no cigar. I shortened the prop about an inch, and now the hatch is too low.It's just a couple inches over my head, where it was 6-8 inches over just a minute ago. :fb But it does shut! Hatch Prop 3.1 is a partial success. :thumbsup:

OK, I'll raise the korbel and everything should be good. Right? Wrong. Something's hitting, but what? :fb

Lets go to the video:


The prop is hitting the shelf on the korbel. Well, just hack a chunk off? No, That goes thru the screws. Korbel 1.0 is unusable and goes in the kindling box. :fb

Korbel 2.0 is an inch longer, has the chunk taken off, and now the hatch prop 3.2 shuts! Victory! At last.
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Once everything was happy, I drilled a hole for a bolt to slip thru and anchor the bottom of the prop (visible above).

I still have to trim the plugs for the screw holes, touch up the stain here and there, and another coat of poly.
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Re: CNC Build -- Hatch Prop 3.0

Postby mikeschn » Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:15 am

Nice hatch support!!!

I'll be starting with the 2x4 today. :lol:

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Re: CNC Build -- Hatch Prop 3.0

Postby capnTelescope » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:25 am

Hatch prop 1.0! :rofl:
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Re: CNC Build -- Hatch Prop 3.0

Postby KCStudly » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:31 pm

Good work. :thumbsup:
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Re: CNC Build -- Hatch Prop 3.0

Postby capnTelescope » Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:46 pm

Thanks, KC. :D
This should actually be Hatch Prop 4.0. I forgot to count the complete fail with the gas springs. :oops:
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Re: CNC Build -- Hatch Prop 3.0

Postby KCStudly » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:35 pm

If it was easy it wouldn't be called "work". As frustrating as it can be sometimes, when we finally get it right (... or at least close enough) we get a nice happy satisfied feeling and can sit back, crack a beer and enjoy looking at our accomplishments.

:beer: Enjoy your success, even if it is the third time around.
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Re: CNC Build -- Hatch Prop 3.0

Postby rebapuck » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:34 pm

You'll be happier with the prop off the counter.
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Re: CNC Build -- Hatch Prop 3.0

Postby capnTelescope » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:26 am

I'm already much happier, Judy. :D

KC, you're right. All these "little" frustrations pop up, and when you finally overcome it is very rewarding. I had to share. Multiple beers have already been cracked open in honor. :FNP

Beers to all! :beer:
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