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cody
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« on: May 01, 2007, 10:24:42 AM »

I've almost completed my kitchen project, the new sink goes in tomorrow.  I'm kind of proud of the way it's turning out, all solid oak with sliding shelves and self closing drawers.  Took me almost 3 weeks in the workshop but my wife seems to like it almost as much as she liked me out of the house for the three weeks lol. Thanks Nick for giving me the info on how to post pictures, hopefully I can get the instructions straight lol, like I said I'm not too bright.
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2007, 10:28:52 AM »

NICE JOB! Only 3 weeks? Wow,  you must really have some excess energy.

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2007, 11:05:20 AM »

Thanks Tom, I enjoy woodworking, I just wish there were more conversions in this area, one thing I can't do no matter how hard I try is weld, metal is beyond my limited abilities, I'd trade cabinetry labor for welding labor if I could.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2007, 11:09:16 AM »

Glad it worked for you Dan.

You do nice work!  Do you live close to most of our members...lol  You could be a busy guy!

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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2007, 11:19:10 AM »

Nick, we live on the south shore of Lake Superior, I'm not aware of any buses even close to us lol, but we do have a large yard and 30 amp power for anyone that wants to burn up some fuel and get involved in some good fishing lol, (bring the welder lol).
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2007, 02:30:29 PM »

Hey Cody, the bus looks great!!!!!  and we are in cadillac

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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2007, 03:54:35 PM »

Excellant work Cody,

I hope ours turn out half as nice as yours. Top notch work.

Would enjoy seeing more pictures.

Happy Trails,

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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2007, 04:34:42 PM »

Hi Cody....great pics.  If you didn't live way up there where the geese go barefoot I'd do my darndest to do a trade-off with you.  But I left MI in the 60's and still haven't found a valid reason to go back.

Your work, results and attitude should guarantee your family years of comfortable camping and travel.

Great work guy!  How about a correspondence course?

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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2007, 06:46:30 PM »

...like I said I'm not too bright.
Well I beg to differ, sir! If you did that, you are brighter than most these days with your carpentery skills.

Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2007, 07:21:21 PM »

I appreciate the kind words, I enjoy cabinetry but my work is simple and straight forward dowel joints, my father and grandfather used mortice and tenon and dovetails on all the cabinetry they did, wood, I understand but I can't for the life of me figure out how to set up a welder and wire diagrams are beyond my comprehension, for that I depend on the experts here on this forum, in a perfect world, I would be installing a custom vanity in someone's bus while they replace a rusted support in one of my bays.  Like many on here I'm doing the work myself on a limited budget, it takes time and a lot of research and seems to take forever to do each step but we do what we can. I just wish some of you lived closer so I could take advantage of the skills that seem to be all over this forum.
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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2007, 07:29:46 PM »

That all brings a thought... Shocked

A bunch of us Nuts need to look into doing bus conversions like Habitat does houses.

Maybe it would make a good "OverHaulin Type" show.. Get sponsors to donate the materials
and a large group do the work in rapid fire order..

Now that would be FUNNNNNNN...... Cool Cool Cool Cool
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2007, 07:33:48 PM »

Hey Cody, GREAT JOB!!!
  But it's YOU who lives so far away!! LOLOL  Grin If you did live closer, we would have a deal. Metal and me get along great. I owned a welding fab shop and still have all the tools I need to do anything I want to. And the only wood I can do is "morning wood". LOLOLOLOLOLOL
  Wood to me if MUCH harder to work with as I can't get the joints to match and stay together as well as welding, and if I cut it off too sort, I just weld on another piece!  Wink Grin

  Anyway, keep up the good work!!! Looks great!! Keep the pix comin!!
     Chaz

 P.S.  Count me in, Dave!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      
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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2007, 08:02:11 PM »

Chaz, you have the same problem I would have, how to move a complete workshop around, but I do like the idea of a habitat for buses thing.  Once again we hit the perfect world idea, too bad we couldn't all get together for a week or two and work on each others buses, some diagnosing and fixing wiring problems, others doing metal work and others doing woodwork or paint, imagine how much that would save each other in cost if all we had to deal with would be the cost of the materials.
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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2007, 08:16:51 PM »

Dr. Dave, I have already written a TV treatment on that type of show. Just waiting to get it to the right people. I have a second one called the "Bus Stop" that is a reality/experience type show.
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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2007, 08:20:52 PM »

Ron,

Maybe we can get Jay Lenno to help?

He has a bus !!!!!!! Cool Cool Cool Cool
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« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2007, 08:43:23 PM »

I think that is his mechanics bus, but I'll take his help anyway.
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« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2007, 07:02:33 AM »

Sink went in this morning, double bowl stainless steel, next project is building a new dinette that will fold down into a bed for the grandkids but first I have to figure out what to put on the floor, wife wants vinyl tile but I'd like something like Pergo hardwood flooring but the information I'm getting is that any spills or liquid that gets on it will cause it to swell.  Probably end up following the wifes idea and use a wood grain tile lol. She always seems to win lol.
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« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2007, 07:36:48 AM »

MAK uses Pergo in his Moosecreek Cabins and all seem to be very happy with it.
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« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2007, 09:59:35 AM »

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Dr. Dave, I have already written a TV treatment on that type of show. Just waiting to get it to the right people. I have a second one called the "Bus Stop" that is a reality/experience type show.

  Hey Capt.,
   That sounds cool. Is there anything you can tell us about how the storyline would go? If a show like that would fly, it would make our bus' worth more!!!  Grin Grin Grin
    But judging from the (I'll be polite) crap on TV about fixing up stuff, ya have to write in a bunch of drama, bickering, pissin and moanin, and panty waist bull crap for people to watch it. Sad.
    I have been TiVo-ing the RV show on HGTV on Sunday nights. It's ok. I'm watching for ideas to use in my bus. Haven't seen much yet, but then that is the beauty of TiVo.  Grin
    By the way, my house will be on HGTV June 11th. I don't want to hijack this thread so I will post a new one about it.
    Keep us up on your idea!
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« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2007, 11:42:47 AM »

Ahh.. The problem is that when you put any 5 of the guys from the board in a space.

It will soon start looking like OCC.... Probably would be funny too! ( but R rated )...
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« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2007, 12:20:58 PM »

Good point Dave. But I think we could keep it PG rated with the right few guys!  Grin Then again, Ron may have his cast and crew all picked out.  Wink
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« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2007, 12:32:34 PM »

Ron,

Maybe we can get Jay Lenno to help?

He has a bus !!!!!!! Cool Cool Cool Cool

Yeah I had heard that he bought the "short bus" that he'd rode to school on! LOL! BK  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2007, 04:04:49 PM »

Just have to "exclude" diamond plate aluminum cabinetry as an option.

Oh.. I also have a cast in mind.... I will post a picture of one of them that will get me into trouble later...
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« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2007, 04:12:02 PM »

This is a friend.. She has a Lag Panoramic and was cleaning... ( she will scream at me for this one ~! ) Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2007, 04:19:59 PM »

Just tell her we were discussing the various finishing techniques and how to safely operate in confined area's without being overcome by fumes, if she doesn't believe that then ask her if she prefers a water based varnish or an oil based varnish on the diamond plate cabinets lol.
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« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2007, 06:04:36 PM »

What's wrong with diamond plate cabinets?
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« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2007, 07:47:14 AM »

Thanks Tom, I enjoy woodworking, I just wish there were more conversions in this area, one thing I can't do no matter how hard I try is weld, metal is beyond my limited abilities, I'd trade cabinetry labor for welding labor if I could.[/u]

(I'd trade cabinetry labor for welding labor if I could)Cody


Hey Cody, GREAT JOB!!!
  But it's YOU who lives so far away!! LOLOL    If you did live closer, we would have a deal. Metal and me get along great. I owned a welding fab shop and still have all the tools I need to do anything I want to. And the only wood I can do is "morning wood". LOLOLOLOLOLOL

(If you did live closer, we would have a deal. Metal and me get along great. I owned a welding fab shop and still have all the tool)

  Wood to me if MUCH harder to work with as I can't get the joints to match and stay together as well as welding, and if I cut it off too sort, I just weld on another piece!     

  Anyway, keep up the good work!!! Looks great!! Keep the pix comin!!
     Chaz   


Cody has a great idea here and with a little tweaking could be organized into a great” Bus Workshop Rally. BustedKnuckle has a great place centrally located and with a shop to do the work required to do repairs.

Take these two post first Cody needs welding and Chaz might need cabinets they meet at the BWR and trade their skills to do the others project. Someone might have a wabasto to install in exchange for electrical trouble shooting a problem, or brake work. I know each guy here has special skills that could be used to help another bus nut. If two guys live 100 or so miles apart they could maybe meet in the middle and do a swap and trade there skills this way.

Just some ideas for you guys to kick around and see what you think about them

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« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2007, 09:45:17 AM »

I'm all for swapping labor for skills, would just have to work out the details.
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« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2007, 09:52:28 AM »

If we were to go on film, maybe we could get someone to help Dallas, and if it were DebDav then may me we could call it:


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