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Old 05-21-2013, 10:27 AM   #29
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I worked a little overtime last night at work, so I was pinched for time when I got home. This led me to make some bad decisions during my set-up (to "save time").



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The above photo is a good example of what "saving time" does for you..... I should of had the all four tiles cut, bullnosed and polished, but instead......


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I didn't clamp my bullnose jig to the table and it fell off while I was finishing the last bullnosed edge; breaking the tile into two piece. I was tired and angry, the fragmented pieces you see in the picture was my poor attempt at redemption. Didn't work! I still felt defeated. I will try again this morning before I go to work.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:32 AM   #30
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Here goes nothing!

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Old 05-21-2013, 10:45 AM   #31
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So far, so good! This time everything is clamped!



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Old 05-21-2013, 12:23 PM   #32
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YES, YES, YES!!!! I got it cut out!


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Now I can move on with something more productive.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:50 PM   #33
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I was able to get the counter top tiles on the final counter top.

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The next project, is the cup holders on the center console. My mother in law did not want this done, but since I have taken a long time to get the tile work done I figured I would do a little extra. I going to inlay a piece of granite on the upper and lower portion of this center console unit.

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I was able to get the cup holder disassembled and sanded last night.


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Old 05-23-2013, 05:48 AM   #34
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I was able to get the counter top tiles on the final counter top.

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The next project, is the cup holders on the center console. My mother in law did not want this done, but since I have taken a long time to get the tile work done I figured I would do a little extra. I going to inlay a piece of granite on the upper and lower portion of this center console unit.

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I was able to get the cup holder disassembled and sanded last night.


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While disassembled, you may want to check the height of the "rings" above the base. If it's like mine it's worthless for cold drinks or bottles ... they just fall over.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:15 AM   #35
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While disassembled, you may want to check the height of the "rings" above the base. If it's like mine it's worthless for cold drinks or bottles ... they just fall over.
I think the only thing that I have ever seen my father in law put in there is a cup holder mounted phone cradle, but none the less it would be a waste of time to have it torn down this far and not look at that. Thanks for the heads up, I would have totally overlooked that. I just assumed that all motor home manufacturers design was perfect (sarcasm). Lol. Now that you mentioned; I built a complete new cup holder in our motor home and think the spacing is larger than this one, so I may measure that one to compare. From your experience how much spacing do you think would be optimal? Is there anyone else following the thread that has some input on this as well?
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:51 PM   #36
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I measured the one in my in laws motor home (the one I'm refinishing) and it measures in at 1 1/8" and the one in my motor home is 1 5/16". Not a big difference, but still a difference.


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I think I am definitely going to find a way to make it a little taller.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:28 PM   #37
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I measured the one in my in laws motor home (the one I'm refinishing) and it measures in at 1 1/8" and the one in my motor home is 1 5/16". Not a big difference, but still a difference.


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I think I am definitely going to find a way to make it a little taller.
Hard to say but I think a bottle of water (plastic bottle) or a soft drink cup (like a Solo cup) should not tip over. My guess would be 50% of the height of water bottle would be nice. Holder seems ok for a cup of coffee (ceramic mug) but that's not what I drink when I'm at the wheel.
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I have been working on a couple of other thin with the motor home. I had to locate the cause of the dead house batteries and finish the plumbing. I found out that the house batteries were dead because the charging circuit in the converter unit has no output. So, my father in law ordered a converter/ charger upgrade unit and it should be here this week. I also picked up some new house batteries because they were discharged down to 0.4 volts and someone had installed marine starting batteries instead of deep cycle. The plumbing has been a nightmare. I have never had so much bad luck with plumbing in my life. Normally you hook it up and it works, NOT this time. Murphy's law has been following me closely all last week.

Anyways, the last two days I was able to make some progress on the tile for the living area table. I got the side tile cut and installed.


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My wife is sealing the tile today and hopefully grouting on Tuesday.

I was able to get more done on the cup holders as well. I was able to get the necessary recesses cut into the oak for the tile inlays.


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Above is a couple photos of the recessing. I cut all the recesses with a dado blade on my table saw.



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This photo show the where I have marked the tile to be cut. Once cut it will follow the curve of the cup holder.



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In the photo above you can see the cup holder roughly fitted together.

I have a lot to do tonight to stay on schedule, so hopefully I can stay on track.
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You have WAY more patience than I do! LOL.

Nice work. I'm a follower now!
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You have WAY more patience than I do! LOL.

Nice work. I'm a follower now!
Thank you. I have followed some other threads of people working on things and the anticipation is similar or maybe worst than what I feel being the one actually working on it (at least I have control of the progress). I am dying to see the finished product. As for patients, the forum paints a prettier picture than the reality that actually unfolds. I had a few choice words for the uncooperative plumbing on Friday and Saturday. It finally got to the point where I had to walk away and do something else to clear my mind. Luckily I'm not following my journey with a video camera (lol); it might not be so tame. The time between the work and the posting gives me a buffer, so I can compose myself. Once again thank you for finding some interest in what I am doing. I hope what I am posting will help someone else down the road with their own projects.

If there is anyone following the thread that would like to see more detailed photos and/ or descriptions of a specific thing please let me know.
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Thank you. I have followed some other threads of people working on things and the anticipation is similar or maybe worst than what I feel being the one actually working on it (at least I have control of the progress). I am dying to see the finished product. As for patients, the forum paints a prettier picture than the reality that actually unfolds. I had a few choice words for the uncooperative plumbing on Friday and Saturday. It finally got to the point where I had to walk away and do something else to clear my mind. Luckily I'm not following my journey with a video camera (lol); it might not be so tame. The time between the work and the posting gives me a buffer, so I can compose myself. Once again thank you for finding some interest in what I am doing. I hope what I am posting will help someone else down the road with their own projects.

If there is anyone following the thread that would like to see more detailed photos and/ or descriptions of a specific thing please let me know.
I too, do most of my own mods, however, I keep mine to more simple tasks such as changing out TV's and cabinetry modifications and repairs I. I'm a carpenter by trade so it's easy for me. I try to buy my coaches with the essentials so I don't have to get as in-depth as you are. But, I can certainly appreciate what you are doing as I have renovated many houses in my day myself!

We are lucky to have the skills to do this stuff as most have to hire and it becomes very expensive.

I too, post step by step photos to help others. Good on ya!
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I admire your skills and attention to the details. While I also do a good bit of my own modifications, I am not anywhere near your class. Thanks for taking the time to post this work, it is looking very good.
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