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RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Time to put a few stickers down, and then a layer of wood, then more stickers, then more wood, etc. This allows air to move through the wood and dry it out to the current humidity level. If this had been kiln dried to a lower humidity than what I'm storing it in, then it would take on moisture to match the current humidity level. Either way, this will help stabilize the wood. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/stickeredlumber.jpg As you can see, I also added 3 stickers and some additional weight on top to help keep the top pieces straight.
fulltimin 03/29/20 09:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Time to allow that wood to dry out a little. First thing is to cut some stickers. Yes, I said stickers, NOT stinkers! Lol... I cut a bunch of pieces of plywood up into 1/2" x 3/4" pieces that are roughly 1' long. They look like this... http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/stickers.jpg
fulltimin 03/29/20 09:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Here's a view of the cedar I bought the other day. This was stored outside in the weather, so some of it was wet from being in the rain. Storing it like this is not a good idea. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/stackedlumber.jpg
fulltimin 03/29/20 09:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Around central Penna walnut is more available. There are a number of places within a hundred miles that have different sizes, and of course prices. Some of the 2" slabs will go from $5 - $8 a bd ft, but those are a little on the high side around here. Fortunately, around here the more popular woods are available and not all that expensive. Walnut, Cherry, Oak, Maple, Birch, Ash and others are, compared to your prices, cheap. Most are anywhere from $1 to $3 a board ft. Softwoods like Pine, can be well less than that. I'd like to get my hands on some Purple Heart to mix in with the Walnut, and Birch/Maple for a little contrast.
fulltimin 03/28/20 09:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Wow! Hokey smokes, Rocky! Lol. I did a quick search around here, and found this on Facebook. This is a little more typical around these parts. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/blackwalnutfacebook.jpg Here's a blow up of the details. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/blackwalnutfacebookpricing.jpg
fulltimin 03/28/20 09:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Couple of things. Those shavings are quite flammable so dispose of them properly. Another thing is you should check around to see if you can find someone with a band saw that can resaw that 2" board to 2 15/16" boards. Better than turning half of that black walnut into shavings. Yea, I'm not going to plane over half of them off. I just needed to get them flat. Re sawing them in 1/2 will be the next move, after they are flattened on both sides.
fulltimin 03/27/20 08:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

After running several boards through the planer, I must say that for what those planers cost, it seems to do a pretty decent job. Since this was a wide plank, I tried taking off 1/32 and 1/64 of an inch at a time. When planing the entire width of the board, trying to take off 1/32 at a time, tended to pull the motor down some, but only taking off 1/64 at a time, very little change in the motor speed was observed. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/bauerplaner.jpg I don't think I'd want to use this planing black walnut 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week, but for occasional use, it seems to work just fine.
fulltimin 03/27/20 08:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Yes, planing any wood, will create large piles of shavings! Lol. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/blackwalnutshavings.jpg
fulltimin 03/27/20 08:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

This particular piece is 9 - 1/2 inches wide and nearly 2 inches thick, as well as 6 feet long. I was wondering how well the planer would work on something that size with the amount of weight involved, and since black walnut is a hard wood. After running this through a number of times, it ends up looking like this. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/planedblackwalnut.jpg
fulltimin 03/27/20 08:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Here's the first pass of the black walnut through the Bauer planer. You can see how much difference a little planing makes, and turns ugly wood into something pretty! Yippee!!! http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/blackwalnutplaning.jpg
fulltimin 03/27/20 08:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I broke out my fan today. Stuck it in the rear window with the fan pulling air from the front of the coach, and pushing it out the rear window. I opened the pilot and copilots' windows and it created a wonderful breeze through there. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/rearfan.jpg Why is that important? I started planing some of my black walnut lumber today, and when running the planer, it tends to get really dusty without proper ventilation. With the fan running, it kept the air nice and clean in there.
fulltimin 03/27/20 08:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

The Breville's show a current usage of 1800 watts. That is correct, up to a point. Only by measuring the amount of current over time, will you know how much energy the device uses, so there is a baseline for getting ready to run things on solar power. Today, my wife baked a couple of potatoes in the one we have, and towards the end, added some veggies to finish heating for supper. The Breville was plugged in for nearly 1.5 hours, even though the actual baking time was just a bit over an hour. Now, I have a baseline for using this for an hour. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/breville845usage.jpg And there we have it. slightly less than 1/2 kwh. 500 watts for round numbers, to run an oven for an hour or so, at about 350 degrees. When losses are factored in to the equation, using 5 - 100 watt solar panels, could provide enough electric in less than 1.5 hours. Obviously, this is a high draw device, but based on the numbers, a far cry from using 1800 watts an hour. The only way to know for sure, is to check it with a meter.
fulltimin 03/27/20 08:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Thanks for the support, folks! Btw, does anyone remember this? http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/killawatt.jpg Yea, that's the Kill A Watt meter. Mine went belly up. I tried to use it a few days ago, and it did not record anything. So, it was off to Harbor Freight for another one. With a 20% off coupon, it was $20 plus tax. Cheaper than Amazon. Why did I want one? Because of one similar to this..... http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/breville900bss.jpg This pic is of the Breville 900bss. We have the 845. So, what does that mean? Read on..
fulltimin 03/27/20 08:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Why would someone purchase rough cut cedar boards for a motor home? Because I could. Lol... Actually, there are several reasons. These boards are not pressure treated. Cedar has some naturally good properties that make it a good wood for use for a lot of different things. These boards only cost $2.57 each, so they are a bargain. They amount to about 2.75 sq ft, (sq feet, not board feet), so they are less than $1 per sq ft. They are also very light weight, which is a good thing for use in a motor home. If you need small amounts of a 1" thick board, just glue a couple of them together. Since they are 5/8" thick, a couple of runs through the planer, and one side will be all cleaned up, looking nice and pretty. Here's a pic of what it looks like after running the left one through the planer, and now I have a nice 1/2" thick cedar board, and if I cut off the dog ears on the one end, I'll end up with a board that is now 71" long, or all but 6'. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/cedarfenceboardsplaned.jpg Since this is surfaced on one side, the entire board will be the same thickness, and since the back side won't be showing, it doesn't matter if it's planed or not. Looks like we'll be having some cedar inside the coach somewhere! Wahoo!
fulltimin 03/26/20 09:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Here is what they look like close up. As you can see, they are not planed, or as the correct term is - surfaced. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/cedarfenceboardsrough.jpg
fulltimin 03/26/20 09:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Stood a few of them up against the bath wall, just because I could. Not really planning on using them for the door. Just wanted to see what they would look like standing there. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/cedarfenceboards.jpg
fulltimin 03/26/20 08:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Needed to go pick up a few groceries today. While we were out, I stopped in at the local Lowes store. After hunting for a while, and finally asking for help ... (gasp, a man asking for help/directions)? Yes. I eventually found the item I was looking for. I was looking for some cedar wood. I found that Lowes had boards that they typically use for cedar fencing. This stuff is 5/8" thick, 5 1/2" wide, and 6' long. Brought a bunch home in the PT Cruiser. Yay, PT! Lol. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/ptwithcedar.jpg
fulltimin 03/26/20 08:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

For those with too much time on their hands, and/or too many colored pencils laying around, and an abundance of epoxy..... http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/coloredpencils.jpg
fulltimin 03/25/20 09:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

So what's next on the agenda? Cabinets? Countertop? I'm going to continue with counter tops. I've gotten the black walnut out and sitting there, and my next step is to start some planing of that, and get it down to size so it's usable for the counters. Since it's going over top of 1/2" plywood, it won't need to be too thick, as I want to keep the weight down a little bit. I love the looks of 2" thick live edge counters, but these won't be that thick. On a good day, however, perhaps I can fool the eye and make it look like it is much thicker than it actually is.
fulltimin 03/25/20 09:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Next? Health? Sure hope so! Yea. Feeling better, getting a little closer to normal than I was.
fulltimin 03/25/20 09:23pm Class A Motorhomes
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