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Re: #4

Postby Dirtclod » Fri May 17, 2019 1:38 pm

Just popped in to see whats going on and saw your post. I always look forward to your builds. I learned enough from you and all the other "experts" here to build and sell my first teardrop and I am also in the planning stages to build # 2. So your timing is perfect !!

Have you looked into Raptor Liner ? I may coat this one in Raptor but depending on how your Monstaliner turns out i may go that way.

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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Fri May 17, 2019 1:44 pm

Have you looked into Raptor Liner ? I may coat this one in Raptor but depending on how your Monstaliner turns out i may go that way.


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I like the texture of Monstaliner better than Raptor. But I've only seen Raptor sprayed on.

Thanks for stopping in. :beer:

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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Fri May 17, 2019 4:21 pm

bdosborn wrote:
tony.latham wrote:That vertical receiver is for an over-the-tongue-box bike rack down the road.


Hmm, I might have to steal that idea. :thumbsup:

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I Stole the idea from Inca Outdoors before they went bankrupt (supposedly holding lots of downpayments). That's a Thule platform rack that's been cut and welded.

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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Sat May 18, 2019 11:26 pm

I got the door cores cut out of the skeletons today.

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I had two guide bushings go south during this endeavor:

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The first one was the result of not using my centering cone to ensure the base was perfectly centered. The second one was a Bosch brand bushing. They are spot welded together and it came apart. :thumbdown: According to the reviews on Amazon, other's have had the same problem.

I finally got a set of Porter Cable bushings and they worked great. Just a matter of waiting for the guy in the big brown truck to hand them to me.

Both bushing failures damaged the template, door core, and skeleton edge. But it was a quick fix with super glue, sawdust, and a sanding block.

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Re: #4

Postby Tom&Shelly » Sun May 19, 2019 8:20 pm

tony.latham wrote:I got the door cores cut out of the skeletons today.

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I had two guide bushings go south during this endeavor:

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The first one was the result of not using my centering cone to ensure the base was perfectly centered. The second one was a Bosch brand bushing. They are spot welded together and it came apart. :thumbdown: According to the reviews on Amazon, other's have had the same problem.

I finally got a set of Porter Cable bushings and they worked great. Just a matter of waiting for the guy in the big brown truck to hand them to me.

Both bushing failures damaged the template, door core, and skeleton edge. But it was a quick fix with super glue, sawdust, and a sanding block.

:thumbsup:

Tony


Sorry to hear about your trouble with the bushings Tony. Since you didn't mention it, I suppose the router bit is okay?

I bought a Bosch bushing set (except they call it a "template guide set", is there a difference?) but haven't used them yet. I've seen the negative reviews vs the positive ones about Porter Cable's set. Guess they fit in a Bosch base with that template guide adapter?

BTW, just a random thought, but if you ever think about writing a book on teardrop building, a chapter on mistakes and how to fix them would be helpful. I would be glad to help with a list of the former! :lol:

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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Sun May 19, 2019 8:36 pm

Guess they fit in a Bosch base with that template guide adapter?


The do. I think the Bosch guides might be fine except for the 1/4" one since it has so little surface for the so-called weld. (I hope my chassis welds have some depth to them, unlike their router guides.)

but if you ever think about writing a book on teardrop building, a chapter on mistakes...


I'm thinking three chapters.

:beer:

I got a fair amount of progress done today. I managed to get the interior skin and foam installed on the right wall. I was very fortunate to find 3/4" foam board locally. That was a big deal.

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Re: #4

Postby Atomic77 » Sun May 19, 2019 10:14 pm

When I grow up, I want to be a wood craftsman like you Tony. Per usual, nice work.

Oh, and for those mistakes, there's always the trusty Raman Noodle trick!

https://youtu.be/8k50b7xkkuk

https://youtu.be/zemurmnE4_4



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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Sun May 19, 2019 10:36 pm

When I grow up, I want to be a wood craftsman like you Tony.


Said the man that set's a damn high bar.

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Re: #4

Postby Atomic77 » Sun May 19, 2019 11:04 pm

tony.latham wrote:
When I grow up, I want to be a wood craftsman like you Tony.


Said the man that set's a damn high bar.



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Eh. Even a blind squirrel occasionally finds a nut. Regardless, nice work Brotherman

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Re: #4

Postby KCStudly » Mon May 20, 2019 2:22 pm

Glad I found this thread! Good work, Tony.

Have you heard anything from Randy/Wolffarmer lately?
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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Mon May 20, 2019 3:14 pm

KCStudly wrote:Glad I found this thread! Good work, Tony.

Have you heard anything from Randy/Wolffarmer lately?


Thanks. (And you, KC need to get cranking and go camping.)

I have not heard from Wolfarmer other than his trip to Utah.

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Re: #4

Postby KTM_Guy » Tue May 21, 2019 4:18 pm

Let me know if you want to interview me for one of those three chapters of the book. :lol:

Great progress on #4. I took a few weeks off on all things teardrops after the big push for the Utah trip. Since we have done three weekend trips. Just got back from a 3 day trip to CA.

Now that we have some time in using the teardrop I have things to finish and a few little changes.

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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Tue May 21, 2019 4:40 pm

KTM_Guy wrote:Let me know if you want to interview me for one of those three chapters of the book. :lol:

Great progress on #4. I took a few weeks off on all things teardrops after the big push for the Utah trip. Since we have done three weekend trips. Just got back from a 3 day trip to CA.

Now that we have some time in using the teardrop I have things to finish and a few little changes.

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Re: #4

Postby tony.latham » Wed May 22, 2019 4:14 pm

Glass day.

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I used Raka's medium non-blush and 2 oz. cloth.

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Easy-peasy.

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Re: #4

Postby Tom&Shelly » Wed May 22, 2019 5:28 pm

Nice! Do you put a coat of epoxy on the wood first before laying the glass?

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