Rainy weekend, so only a little bit of progress

Posted on February 20, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Between all the rain this weekend making it impractical to setup my table & power tools on the driveway, and Jenn hurting her ankle rather badly, not much got done this weekend. However, two important bits did get done and can be checked off the list. The rack for the dual propane tanks, cover, and automatic switch-over showed up, so I got all those installed. I also figured out a good way to get the electric winch elevated above the channel and installed with a pulley to get the cable running exactly where it needs to go. Once I get the roof built (that won’t be for a while), I’ll give the winch it’s final adjustments.

Next on the list is building a small platform over the winch that the battery box will sit on. I also still need to adjust the linear actuators. Pulling those off to adjust them is best done with the table on the driveway, so perhaps next weekend will be sunny again.


Nathan gives a tour of this weekend’s trailer progress.

Posted on February 13, 2011 at 9:54 pm

We made some more progress on the trailer this weekend. The big event is the kitchen cabinet is framed in. Next to it we have the other drawer cabinet framed up, and the step to get up into the bed is sitting at the end. There will be enough room under the kitchen cabinet for the water heater and water pump, so that’s good news too. We even got the wiring harness for the linear actuators done, and you can see in the pictures that Nathan gives a pretty good demo as to how it works.

Next on the list is adjusting the stroke length of the actuators to make them identical, framing up the bench seating, and then going back outside to figure out how everything is going to fit on the tongue of the trailer.

This weekend’s progress

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 7:00 am

We made some good progress on the trailer this weekend. On Saturday, the interior paneling was installed, and the spacers for the bed rails were glued & screwed into place. Then on Sunday, I sanded the top edge of the walls, installed the bed rails, screwed the lifters to the floor, and started work on the first cabinet. Eventually, there will be two drawers in that cabinet, and the slot for the furnace is there already.

Next weekend, I’ll probably need to start on the cabinet that will hold the sink, & stove since the spacing needs to be somewhat precise. After that cabinet is done, the other two on that wall will simply fill the remaining space.


The great trailer rebuild project, part 1 of several…

Posted on February 3, 2011 at 11:11 pm

I’m currently working on rebuilding our 1970 Starcraft trailer. Most of these pics have been posted to Facebook already, but since we have wordpress setup for this sort of thing, it seemed like a good idea to use it.


New toy!

Posted on August 21, 2010 at 10:29 am

Earlier this week, I picked up a Mosin Nagant 91/30.  It appears to be a pre-war model, and all the serial numbers match.  After a little work, the bayonet fits pretty well.  With a little luck, I’ll get to take it to the range soon!


New Mexico Trip

Posted on August 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm

I went back to New Mexico this past May. Had a blast with Caroline. Too bad I only took 2 pictures. We lived it up big. Going to the bar at the Grand where it was the 3 of us and like 4 other customers until Toby showed up to join us. We also had quite the game of black-light mini-golf.

Posting from the phone?

Posted on August 15, 2010 at 11:25 am


The android wordpress seems to work.  It even let’s me post cute pictures of nathan!

Hello world!

Posted on August 15, 2010 at 7:37 am

Trying out wordpress…  Let’s have a contest to see how long this post remains the only thing on the site!