Moho's First Build, Updated 10-25-11

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Moho's First Build, Updated 10-25-11

Postby Moho » Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:21 am

Starting a build journal as I will begin shell assembly tomorrow. Plan is a Benroy Shaped Woody with a bunk for the 2 year old. Did a quick 3d model of it for personal reference below.

All the cabinetry isn't perfectly to scale or position, as I plan to deal with it more as I go. I also decided to drop the overall height to 4' 6" as it looks more streamlined and not so bulky in my opionion.

Have the frame ready and subfloor was attached today. Thanks to the "help" from my son (the 2 year old) it only took like 3 hours to attach the subfloor :?

Picked up the 5x5x 1/4 Baltic Birch Panels for the inside and outside walls as 10 foot long 1/4" plywood is unavailable anywhere near me. I also got a ton of 1x2x10's and 2x2's.

I have some really nice exotic woods I have been saving that I plan to use on the interior, including several pieces of 50,000+ year old Ancient Kauri from New Zealand that I'm really excited about. If you don't know what this stuff is, check it out here... http://www.ancientwood.com/

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Postby eamarquardt » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:35 am

If you continue to feed your 2 year old he/she will grow and eventually become a teenager. I would suggest that you have a plan for his/her bunk so that the space is easily converted to useful space after it is outgrown as a bunk (unless he/she is constantly trained as a contortionist).

The exotic wood sounds cool.

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Postby Moho » Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:09 am

I've already done that. The enclosure for the bunk will be removeable when it gets to that point and then I can convert it to useable cabinet space (or just build another tear, lol)
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Postby eamarquardt » Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:13 am

Moho wrote:I've already done that. The enclosure for the bunk will be removeable when it gets to that point and then I can convert it to useable cabinet space (or just build another tear, lol)


Proper prior planning prevents piss poor performance. Good job thinking ahead.

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Postby campmaster-k » Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:42 pm

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Postby Moho » Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:23 pm

Got started today, woohoo the sawdust is flying!

Got both of the outer skins and profiles cut and started the framing. Took quite a while to make the first cut, measure twice (in my case four times) and cut once.

The 3/8 OSB worked well for the profile and after several cuts of scraps I had, I found out the best width for making the arc was 4". Anything wider and it wouldn't bend. Anything skinnier and it broke.

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Postby Moho » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:18 am

Got the drivers side wall framed as well as the vertical nailers. Next side will go much faster now that I have the layout worked out. As soon as I work out the windows rough framing, I will put the outer skin on the wall.

Deciding on whether or not to buy my windows or make wooden frame awning windows. I'm waiting on a phone call from Truth Window to discuss the window hardware options before deciding. I realize purchasing windows is a MUCH cheaper and easier option but just don't care for the look of aluminum frames on a woody.

Considering the below operator and hinge..
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Postby Moho » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:08 pm

Just decided a couple of things I'm pretty excited about. For interior speakers I'm gonna remove the front halves of the below and mount it to the wall.

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And for tailights I have a couple of old non working Shure 55's I'm gonna convert to tailights. :twisted:

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Postby Jpageau » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:53 pm

ooooo i really like the old mic. taillight idea!!
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Postby campmaster-k » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:29 pm

Super cool ideas. Keep up the good work. :applause: :thumbsup:
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Postby 3822sean » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:47 pm

very cool :thumbsup: :thumbsup: 8)
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Postby Moho » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:15 am

Passenger side wall done, gonna skin this evening so I can get them upright :)

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Postby Jpageau » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:18 am

ok, stupid newbie question? how do you get the framing to bend. what's the secret? sorry for the dumb question. looks awesome!
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Postby Moho » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:02 am

Cut it out from 3/4" ply and joined it using the 1st method described from the below post.

http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=34381

I plan on making my own steam box from pvc for the trim which is how you make wood bend. To create the steam I plan on using a hotplate and a large teakettle hooked up to the below.

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Postby bobhenry » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:26 am

Jpageau wrote:ok, stupid newbie question? how do you get the framing to bend. what's the secret? sorry for the dumb question. looks awesome!


Some join short sections of dimensional lumber while others on here have ripped multiple layers of 1/8 plywood and bent and glued the layers, They are then held in a clamping jig designed to the desired profile.

http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=45747&highlight=jig
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