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Old 11-15-2012, 05:07 PM   #29
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11/15/2012 Plugged in and.......Wait for it....NO SMOKE!

Finished the inside wiring today and tested. I plugged into a GFI protected circuit and low and behold everything worked as it should. I guess it pays to be old and go slow working only half days. WAHOO
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:13 AM   #30
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you did a very nice job- you should have a really nice camper when done
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:23 PM   #31
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11/17/2012 Finished the Radio and Battery installs

The speakers and amplifier came yesterday, which was a cleanup day, so today I completed the install of the Radio and the Battery Box.
Next is the Formica. This is something we have never done before so it should be intresting.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:28 PM   #32
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11/18/2012 First Formica work

After a rainy morning, thank God for the rain, it warmed up in the workshop, with the help of a couple space heaters, enough to start the Formica Installation.
We took our maiden voyage into Formica work. We started slow with a couple small pieces to get a feel for the process and than tackled a larger counter top with no curves. All went pretty well and tomorrow we'll do the sink and cook top unit that does have a curved backsplash then if all goes well the table.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:03 AM   #33
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Very Good Job.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:26 PM   #34
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11/20/2012 Formica Finished

Well yesterday and today have been a real learning experience. Formica comes in two thicknesses. The thick one 1/16" is used for the top surfaces and the 1/32" is used for edge banding or vertical surfaces. You can use the 1/16" for edge banding like we did and it works fine for square corners. If you have radii then the min radius is 3". Believe me if it's less than 3" you will break the Formica bending it around the corner. There are two ways to overcome this limitation, one is to sand the Formica at the bend point and the other is to change the radius to more than 3". I changed the radius to 4". Another thing is the cut cannot be made with a jig saw. The edge will not be 90 deg. and the Formica will not adhere or fit properly. Gaps will happen around the corner. I used a router with a circle cutter attachment to get an even 90 deg. cut. Setup needs to be carefully done and the cut needs to be in several passes, but the results are very good. Now that I know this stuff I don't think I'll ever need it again, so sharing it with you guys is all the value it has.
Now that that job is done I need to go buy a bit of Rock Maple 4/4 raw stock to make the drawer fronts and doors. DW has ordered the curtain material and will start that as soon as it arrives.
The journey continues.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:27 AM   #35
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You can also carefully heat the standard thickness and bend it around the corner. Also the edge banding can be glued on the front edge and leaving a "lip" extending above the top surface laminate, use a laminate trimmer and jig, trim off the excess leaving a nice edge.
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Very nice job. I'm enjoying the pictures!
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:33 PM   #37
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11/28/2012 Doors, Drawers, and Curtains Started

I haven't posted for several days, but I wanted to wait for this part to be done just for the dramatic effect. I fabricated the drawer fronts and doors and installed them today. I thought everything was getting just a bit natural and looking whitish so I introduced a bit of contrast.

DW has started making the curtains. Guess I better fix the rails pretty soon.

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Outstanding job!
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LOOKING GOOD!!!!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:10 PM   #40
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11/30/2012 Nagging Things, Floor Molding, More Curtains

I tell you as a project goes forward I get this list of little things that "I'll do Later". Well today we did some of those things as well as proceed on the Curtains and Floor Molding.
We had to rework the step because of interference with one of the doors. Speakers had to be moved and the door had to be trimmed a bit. Nothing to see in the pictures but it works now. Rework is the most unsatisfying part of the job. Lots of work and if you're lucky nothing will look different.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:41 PM   #41
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12/01/2012 Installed floor moldings, fastened all counter tops and the fridge

The floor moldings are installed and they dress up the counters. I also anchored the fridge and all counter tops. The curtains are all that's left on the inside but it's a lot of work for DW so it may be a while before I have anything new to report.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:59 PM   #42
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12/02/2012 Lift arm question and a new Plexiglass splash guard.

I made the splash guard next to the stove and installed it today.
I have a question about the sleeves on the lift arms. I want to replace them because they are really hard to slide up and down. I found replacement hinges on line and they are threaded, so I thought I could just unscrew the arms from the hinges and install new sleeves but mine seem to be crimped on. Has anyone a clue as to how to get this thing apart without damaging the hinges, they are really costly.
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