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Shane "Chicken" Wang
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You may have meant use a pattern, in that case definitely, best way to go.

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IMG_3435.jpgImage EnlargerIMG_8774.jpgImage EnlargerIMG_9604.jpgImage Enlargerthis is my current project. A 20 foot canned ham camper with a 16 foot floor space. Built using 2x4 box design construction, heavily reinforced, heavily insulated, and optically challenging. I like optical illusions.

I can say I built this from the ground up, starting with 2 4400 pound axles, 160 feet of steel, 180 ft of corrugate, no idea how much lumber. 

I am down to the last month or so working on this never ending project. Still have to build a desk, couch, kitchen area, and a bathroom with shower, plumbing, install the trim inside and out, paint the outside, and build a small generator rack and tool shed on the back. 

I know it looks messy and I hate clutter, sorry for that.

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Yes, I meant using a pattern. You spoke of making a circle and I instantly thought to myself, must be safer to trace something. 🙂
Your camper seems like a fun project. The clutter is temporary, I am convinced. 🙂

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Hi “Chicken” and others.  Of my many interests, owning a trailer is not one.  Keeping a car safely on the road is enough.  However, if I ever owned a classic Volkswagen bug, I would have to obtain or build a companion “fifth wheel” camping trailer that attached by means of a hitch that clamped into the rain gutter.  I think that I could handle that, and it would look cool.  I will look around for a photo of one to show you.

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Photos of vw trailer.0567DE9B-B050-434B-B58C-2894C0BA6804.jpegImage EnlargerA83EBC91-E535-4680-B8F0-90CD25EA53A7.jpegImage Enlarger

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Fiddlerman said
Yes, I meant using a pattern. You spoke of making a circle and I instantly thought to myself, must be safer to trace something. 🙂
Your camper seems like a fun project. The clutter is temporary, I am convinced. 🙂  

When your burning or etching wood, it's easy to see what your doing. When you're tattooing, the ink covers the lines before you get to it. On circles, new tattoo artists tend to get really nervous because they can't see where the lines are, they get shallow which gives a very thin impregnated looking line, or they get shaky and you can't erase a line once it's in, sometimes go to deep over compensating which causes the ink to spread too much, leaving a keloided scar, and it's painful. You wouldn't want a porthole that was shaped like an egg on your sailing vessel.

Oh the clutter, facepalm,Every woman needs a man with OCD. I'll wear a 300 dollar vacuum out cleaning a 40 dollar carpet. Speaking of which, I once sold vacuum cleaners door to door. Best demonstrator ever. People would make appointments to get me to come back and clean their floors. Had to give it up when I found myself mopping kitchens and planning meals. I was so good I met my first wife selling her a vacuum. She got the package deal.

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@Irv I love that video. especially when he drives the camper into a parking spot.

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Chicken, cool camper, the color scheme is very unusual but interesting, 

Irv, that's a new one on me a 5th wheel bug camper never seen or heard of that.

Mark

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Mark, every restaurant or store that I like is doomed to failure.  I have often thought that every degreed engineer should be able to design and build any type of dwelling for his/her own use regardless of code, with the provision that the local government has the option of destroying it upon his/her end of use.  I know mine would not be a “good neighbor.”  But I would not have to pay to heat it, either.

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@Mark 

Thank you, the color scheme of the outside is called "shades of affordable". LOL. at sheet metal companies you can save by buying the full size leftovers. Here, it is running 3.96 a foot and I gave 1.75 around per linear foot. I told a lot of jokes to get that price on down. 

My ex wife was so big we bought her a  Ripleys believe it or not t-shirt and the first words out of the salesmans mouth was nope, still don't believe it. She works in advertising now, stands on the side of the freeway like a bill board, the shirt is practically paying for itself. gets a dollar every time she turns around. That's at least 365$$$ a year. Last week she bought a truckload of snickers. She's investing the profits back into her company. She was convinced she was being arrested recently, she didn't realize it was fish and wildlife trying to take her back to seaworld. They just showed up out of nowhere and started spraying her down with water. Weirdest wet t-shirt contest on record. Also the first  projectile vomiting contest on record. She still wears the wedding ring I bought her, it was a gucci belt. I gave it to her hidden inside a jelly roll. Surprisingly it is still hidden inside of a jelly roll. Accidentally drove across the Dept of Safety weigh station with her in the car when we were on vacation. The state trooper told me to come inside with my overweight permit. He asked me what kind of sports car I was driving, I said it will be a jacked up four wheel drive if she gets out. He asked me if I had  any warrants or anything he may have to arrest me for. I said no but can't you come up with something? He said I can take you in for being belligerent, but it'll cost you 350$$. I said that'll never work, as sure as you do She'll skip dinner and come get me.

I'm not going to say the girl is ugly or anything but we did tie a porkchop around her neck to get the dog to play with her. Dog turned into a vegetarian. She has turned porkchop necklaces into a fashion statement, works out well for her, she sweats gravy. Only person I have ever known to swallow a bone and cough up a chicken. Told her to take that magic act to vegas. She said only if they have a buffet. I said they got a hundred of em 100 foot long. Last time I ever saw her. I did notice the big suitcase was gone so I know she took at least one pair of underwear with her. If you happen to see her, keep in mind Frigidaire don't make luggage.

1.75 a linear foot.

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I have owned a super beetle and an old VW van. Those were the days. LOL

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Fiddlerman said
I have owned a super beetle and an old VW van. Those were the days. LOL  

That's all my mother would drive when we were kids. I have permanent scars on the back of my legs from the heater in the back. I didn't know until then you could shiver from the cold while your socks filled up with sweat.

BEST HUNTING VEHICLE EVER BUILT!!!!!!! Cut the fenders off and go anywhere.

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i would strongly consider some dragon work on a violin for Mackenzie,  I am considering installing a neck like this on a beat up violin that I would strip before I sent it.  Let’s talk a price.4A44130F-698B-4057-AE9D-4B8E7D92038D.jpegImage Enlarger

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@Shane "Chicken" Wang - Very cool. Looking forward to having the back of a fiddle done by you. 🙂

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@@Shane I just got back from a bicycle shop having a retirement sale.  He has unusual stuff (which can cover a wide spectrum in the cycle business).  He had a bicycle with a heavily tooled custom Brooks leather saddle.  Leather work was done by the bicycle’s previous owner.  I took pictures but I don’t know how to transfer them from my phone.  Another avenue for you.

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Irv said
@@Shane I just got back from a bicycle shop having a retirement sale.  He has unusual stuff (which can cover a wide spectrum in the cycle business).  He had a bicycle with a heavily tooled custom Brooks leather saddle.  Leather work was done by the bicycle’s previous owner.  I took pictures but I don’t know how to transfer them from my phone.  Another avenue for you.  

It has been awhile since I've done any leather work. We used to make our own saddles when I was a kid. Cousins got into rodeo big time and went professional. It didn't make sense to me to jump off the horse to grab the steer when he was already in the pin, and I am sure that bull riding was created by a drunk that couldn't find his horse.

I did like working with leather tho and appreciate you reminding me @Irv 

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Chicken, I got one for you.  These would sell.2E20BF62-47C9-48C2-9E3D-C1130AEBE1E0.jpegImage Enlarger

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I personally have a hard time drawing a straight line with a Brown and Sharp straight edge, to draw like that is way beyond my skill set and patience level.

Very cool

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In the days of pre-digital photography, you could make a 135 mm slide of something like this and project the image onto the work surface to copy it.  That is how I would do it.

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