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Old 04-29-2013, 08:26 PM   #15
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Thanks Kathy. I designed them all, the boys wanted a toy boler and the stores didn't have anything. They had so much fun with the first one we built a few more. Did you build one?




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Old 04-30-2013, 07:47 PM   #16
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Not yet! I didn't catch on to the fact that you had the templates there for anyone to use. All I can say is that you are extremely talented and creative. I really think I will try to carve out some time to try one of these - maybe the Winnabago because it's so funny and I have a soft spot for those old motorhomes. If I get one done I'll post pictures. Keep us informed on the progress on your Boler.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:47 AM   #17
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Closet and Cabinat Doors

First I tackled the closet door. I bought a pine plank and a mirror for ikea. Watched a YouTube video on how to cut glass and another on how to make a cabinet door, then out to the garage.



Glass cuter to cut glass and a knife to cut the plastic at the back.



I then repeated the process with hardboard to keep the weight down on the other doors. The centre will be painted and the pine will be finished to look natural.



They weather is warming up so I will be able to paint soon and really get things moving!!!
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:16 PM   #18
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Progress update.

Cut out the shelves for the closet.



The bottom shelf I cut out so we could store things in the space beneath it.



With the warmer weather I can paint and glue, So I emptied the trailer and started finishing the inside of the trailer as well as the furniture.

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Old 05-12-2013, 02:02 PM   #19
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Keep the reports coming. I'm impressed with what you're doing. Looks like it's going to have a nice clean look to it when you're all done.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:09 PM   #20
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Thanks Kathy I like clean, simple and strong. It will be fun to see how the vision comes together.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:15 PM   #21
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Been Sanding and Sanding And Sanding. The wood has been treated with a pre-stain wood conditioner, and the pieces to be painted have been filled.





The fiberglass furniture had old pieces of wood to attach them together and to the floor. These have all been removed, any sloppy fiberglass work cleaned up and new wood pieces cut.



Also cleaning up the fiberglass pieces I have found the remains of a wasps nest, silicone and a as yet unidentified substance all hidden under the paint. With this cleaning up these pieces has taken longer than anticipated.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:39 AM   #22
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With some help started installing the carpet in the Boler. Should keep it well insulated and no seams.



Then started cutting the vinyl flooring.

It is dark now, everything else is light and bright, to lighten it back up.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:24 PM   #23
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I added a piece to square off the corners of the dinette seats. This way the cusion will be long enough for the bed,



A larger window was installed by a previos owner, and the closet was flexible enough to push over to make room. I am adding shelves and want it to be square so I trimmed up the closet.



Wood conditioner, stain then coating it with Varathane, still finishing the wood pieces.

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Old 05-21-2013, 08:15 PM   #24
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Looks like a massive jigsaw puzzle Thanks for sharing the build
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:03 PM   #25
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Thanks for posting this -- I didn't know that IKEA sold stainless steel sinks. Their prices are way better than at conventional building supply stores. In my town, Home Depot stocks only one small bar sink, and the price is $150. I just looked online at IKEA and found something called a Fyndig for $35. I think that's what's going into my '72 Boler!
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:17 PM   #26
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Thanks Donna. At first I kept all the pieces organized, but have spending far too much time with them and can now tell what is what. Hopefully they will be all installed before the end of the week!

Thanks Louis. glad it helped. The $35 sink is what I got, the receipt has it $30 for the sink and $5 for the strainer. I was going to put in a $9 princess auto basin and a strainer from home depot for $20, but the Ikea sink is much nicer and the same price. I find buying stuff at Ikea, even just to cut up (or steal the hardware out of) and make something else out of is usually cheaper than going to the hardware store and buying the piece.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:23 PM   #27
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It looks like it's going well. Look forward to seeing all those pieces come together back in the trailer.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:42 AM   #28
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I have been putting off fixing the Boler door. A friend did attempt to repair this over a year ago, however it still hasn’t hardened. So I cleaned it up, used a piece of cardboard that would be flexible enough and already had a non stick surface. Using wood strips I clamped them to the door to make sure it held it’s shape. A layer of fiberglass body filler, then a few layers of fiberglass and another layer of body filler. Pulling off the cardboard and trimming it up I am happy with the result.





At the same time I have been patching up a few cracks in the furniture and filling holes and chips.





The dinette extensions is moving along. I am using body filler to match it to the fiberglass.



I also made a list of parts I still need to build out of wood and started knocking them out. I cut out some molding, a bunk bed railing, doors for the toilet and a light mount for the dinette.



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