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Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by ITLKSEZ, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. Feb 28, 2021
    Jw60

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    I assume there will be a relief for the cam in the hinge of the door to be a flat table, but it looks like the relief would be where you need materfor the cam to work.

    And bless your hearts. That's a good album but geeze that's a lot of drumming. It's a shame the band grew up and the tone went sour.
     
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  2. Feb 28, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

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    The piano hinge is ~3/16” thick when closed. I made the cam out of angle iron and ground it to just fit in there and still have enough of a lip to use as a handle to turn it.
     
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  3. Feb 28, 2021
    Snoops

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    Very nice!
     
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  4. Mar 3, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

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    One coat of Kilz 3 and two topcoats of light gray on the walls. That was dreadful.

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    And here’s the bedroom since I got the platform carpeted with some scraps from our house.

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    I think the kitchen countertop will be next. I found a blue/gray scrap of laminate in my stash that should be big enough. The existing top is cupped horribly from water damage, and the gold T-molding isn’t really fitting in with the decor.
     
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  5. Mar 3, 2021
    Boyink

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    Looking good! Walls had to be 99% prep, 1% actual paint?
     
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  6. Mar 3, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

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    You nailed it. Days of scraping, sanding, filling holes, removing trim, repairing water damage... then a few hours of paint.

    The contact paper was wrinkled in places. It flaked off if you’d scrape it. I hit it with the sander, and that would inadvertently heat it, it would get gummy, and some of it would lay back down flat. So I had the bright idea of hitting it with an iron. BIG MISTAKE. It liquified, stuck to the iron, and by the time I got it out the door, black smoke was pouring off of it, almost in flames. These things are such death traps. I’m happy to get a coating of less-flammable paint over the walls.
     
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  7. Mar 3, 2021
    Boyink

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    This is turning into kinda a 2nd hand deja vu project - our first RV was a Class C that I stored outdoors one winter and had a roof leak. We did a new roof (plywood then EPDM), new dinette, new couch, new flooring in the living area, repainted all the walls, new front seats, new carpet in the driving area, and a bunch of other work that I've tried hard to forget.

    When it was all done I realized it would never be worth as much as it was right that moment, so slapped a For Sale sign on it and swore I'd never own an RV again.

    Now I'm building #5....:whistle::shrug:
     
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  8. Mar 3, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

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    Yeah, I’m trying hard to not step over the fine line between livable and overboard.

    I really do hate these cabinets, but I know replacing them would be going too far.

    I lived my first 8 years in a trailer while we built our house next to it. I’m having flashbacks of some of the shoddy materials issues we dealt with back then. Pulling on a drawer to open it and the face would pop off, rain filling the light fixtures with water, jumping on a bed and a leg would poke through the floor... good times!
     
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    Snoops

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    I think somewhere back in this thread, I mentioned you changing the cabinets, and your response was basically "never gonna happen", looks like your getting closer :ninja:
     
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  10. Mar 3, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

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    Not really.
    Getting closer to painting them maybe.
     
  11. Mar 7, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

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    Another major job checked off the list. The kitchen counter was such a disaster. It was horribly cupped, and the gold T-molding around the edge was gaudy as heck.

    As I tore it out, I was seeing how involved this job was going to be. I won’t go into too much detail, but nothing was flat, square, or level.

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    I ran to Lowe’s and found out they no longer carry sheets of laminate in stock. They used to have a small selection of some basic colors for $60/sheet. So that meant I was stuck ordering something custom for $110+, plus $30 for a sheet of particle board. :banghead:
    I gripped the particle board and headed home to see what I could find online.

    After an hour of searching, I was no further ahead. Then my wife suggested one of the Habitat for Humanity stores. I called a few of them, and the one in Spokane said they had some sheets of laminate. It was worth a shot.

    They ended up having a full 4x8’ roll of a light brown for $5!! Score!

    I got the particle board all cut out, the underside prepped with blocking, and started applying the glue...

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    A few hours later it was in. It made such a huge difference in there.

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    Also, we ordered some new LED taillights, and I got them installed. They are crazy bright.

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    The only thing I have left on my list is the curtains. I have my fabric amounts tallied up; I just need to make it out to Joanne’s.
     
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  12. Mar 15, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

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    I’ve been sewing for a week+ straight, and I’m FINALLY done with the curtains. 14 yards of fabric, and nearly 500 yds of thread.

    I set up a sewing table in the bedroom from an old door and sawhorses.

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    These are the tie-backs. The longer ones will get snapped to the walls, and the shorter ones are for the little upper side windows and will just get screwed fast.

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    I’ll get some pics when I get everything installed.
     
  13. Mar 18, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

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    Curtains are up.

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    I’m not done though. I don’t like how they look; I’m going to grab another yard of fabric and make some valances to cover the rods and tops of the blinds, and to tie the sides together visually.

    I popped the dummy panels out of the cabinets and covered them in leftover fabric for more accents, too.

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    Full privacy mode:

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    Open:

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    Bedroom is done.

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    Almost complete!
     
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  14. Mar 18, 2021
    Mr Vaughan

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    :shock:no sleep or nuthin?
     
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    Looking good! You're ambitious!

    I've thought of adding ceiling to floor curtains just behind our dinette to help retain cold/warmth while traveling for the comfort of the passengers sitting in that area. No need to try to heat/cool the whole space when only the front portion is occupied.
     
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  16. Mar 18, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

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    That’s a good idea to isolate the temps. Ours has an accordion-style door(?) next to the sink that blocks off the back half of the house. I’ll have to remember to close that when the time comes.
    Sleep is over rated.
     
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    Mr Vaughan

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    look at the russian sleep expirement. just while we're on the topic of sleep
     
  18. Mar 29, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

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    After several more trips to Joanne’s, I FINALLY got these curtains finished.

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    I picked up a $30 DVD player at Best Buy, and I made discreet mounts for that, and for an Apple TV facing forward under the cabinet above the sink.

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    I cleaned up the wiring too. There’s only one duplex in that area, and with three components, I didn’t want to constantly be playing musical cords and have them dangling down. I put a new 2-gang box inside the cabinet, and drilled some holes in the cabinets to run the cords.

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    This thing is basically done, ready for the season. Now I can finally move it outside and get my shop back!
     
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    But wait, I see wallpaper on the inside of that cabinet! Surely you can't leave it like this! :shrug:

    Just kidding, it's looking great!
     
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  20. Mar 29, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

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    That’s in the kitchen area. I left the floral pattern in the kitchen for contrast. (y)
     
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