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Posted: 10/09/18 07:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Basically, all you need is a nice straight edge, a couple of screws, and a circular saw. Cool, huh?

It's not rocket science.



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I hope you painted the new exposed edge with POR ! btw, today I'll be painting my jack pads/feet with POR- I had some left over after painting my battery compartment.



That's on the list for today, but in all honesty, they're going to get cut off again later. I need to shorten them by probably another inch or so.

This was just the first cut to get me close. The second, final cut, won't happen until the floor is in place and insulated with the aluminum on the bottom.


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Here's an update on the Paulownia wood. The piece at the top was the one that was sanded, part of it stained, and then today, I lacquered the whole board.

The one on the bottom, was cut on a table saw, but was NOT sanded. The walnut stain on the left, was applied with a rag dipped into the stain. Since this was a little rough, it took more of the stain, and it is a darker color than the other sanded board.

Both of these boards were then coated with 2 coats of brushing lacquer.



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This again, shows the difference in color between the sanded one on top, and non sanded one on the bottom.



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And here we are slightly closer.



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And this is a close up of the non sanded stained piece. While it is still somewhat rough, after a couple of coats of lacquer, a light sanding to remove the high spots, and a couple of more coats of lacquer, and this would be smooth as a baby's butt. Lol.

Granted, it would still look at first glance, that it would be rough, but once you build up a few coats of clear coat, and then sand, it can be smooth to the touch.

So, anywhooooo, you can get an idea of how it will take a stain, whether it is sanded or not.



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I must admit something. You may have at times, seen that I seemed to wander around a little while doing this rebuild. You know, work on one thing, than another before the first if fully finished.

There is a reason for that. I am not bored. Maybe not very bright, but not bored. Lol.

The reason, is that at times I get to a point that I am not fully convinced how I want to proceed, so I'll set that portion aside for a little while, and go work on something else for a little bit.

Then I'll come back later and look at the prior project and it will look a little differently to me than it did before. I can then make a decision and proceed, and finish what I started.

So, that is how some of this has gone, and probably will continue.

The only thing I did today, was to clean up underneath the motor home, in order to get ready to insulate the floor, and install the flooring.

Temp today was about 80 degrees, with humidity nearly 100 percent. Yea, it was ugly out there. Within a few days, it is supposed to cool off in a big way, with day temps in the mid 50's.

I can deal with that. Instead, I rode the riding lawn mower, and mowed part of the yard.

Thursday it may rain, so, by Friday it should be a decent working temp from then on for at least a week. Perhaps, fall is actually here, and it will be nice working temps. Yay!

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your above post sounds like something out of book I am reading-- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - a very interesting read.


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your above post sounds like something out of book I am reading-- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - a very interesting read.


Wow, that's scary! Somebody else that thinks like me? Lol.

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fulltimin wrote:

JoeH wrote:

your above post sounds like something out of book I am reading-- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - a very interesting read.


Wow, that's scary! Somebody else that thinks like me? Lol.


When the winter snows come ( in a couple weeks[emoticon] ) grab a copy of the book to fill in your down time.

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JoeH wrote:

fulltimin wrote:

JoeH wrote:

your above post sounds like something out of book I am reading-- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - a very interesting read.


Wow, that's scary! Somebody else that thinks like me? Lol.


When the winter snows come ( in a couple weeks[emoticon] ) grab a copy of the book to fill in your down time.


Not sure that there will be much down time. Last year I worked right through the winter, snow and all. At least this year, I should be able to work inside and maybe even have a little heat! Lol.

Maybe I'll get a copy, just for the heck of it.

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