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gavztheouch
20-12-2014, 02:39 PM
I am currently living in a static caravan. I bought it off gumtree for 500 and now im looking to tart it up. Im hopefully going to try and use my cnc to cut some parts for it so I though I would post a build log here.

http://danceswithferrets.org/geekblog/?p=350

I had an idea to cut some floor tiles in the style of MC Escher but im not sure I can afford the cost of the wood if there is going to be a lot of waste.

EddyCurrent
20-12-2014, 04:21 PM
If it was on the telly it would be called, "Pimp my Trailer"

Maybe there is a timber yard, kitchen fitters, shop fitters, or similar that have loads of offcuts that would do ?

JAZZCNC
20-12-2014, 08:13 PM
I had an idea to cut some floor tiles in the style of MC Escher but im not sure I can afford the cost of the wood if there is going to be a lot of waste.

Why the F@#K would you want or waste good timber on a floor that looks like a load of squashed frogs.? . . :hysterical:

magicniner
21-12-2014, 07:36 PM
I think it's very nice, it's also nice to see a well thought out analytical aproach to a mathematical problem,
ATB,
Nick

mike os
21-12-2014, 08:44 PM
that floor looks awesome...cant wait to get my own toy to play with...

Swarfing
21-12-2014, 11:22 PM
What was the actual wood you used? don't see it on the blog

magicniner
22-12-2014, 11:19 AM
I thought it said veneered MDF was chosed over veneered ply for it's clean cutting at the corners?

gavztheouch
22-12-2014, 11:30 AM
I think he used 6mm oak veneered mdf, he also said if he could do it again he would try and find a veneer with a thicker oak section so he could sand the whole thing down afterwards. You can see some of the lizards do not sit flush which is a shame cause the veneer is so thin he cannot level it off with floor sander.

Swarfing
22-12-2014, 12:36 PM
Yes i read it again...doh! I did something similar for a friend with a Moroccan pattern and used pallet wood for the job. I used tea to add tanning and then stained it with wire wool steeped in white vinegar.

gavztheouch
16-01-2015, 01:12 PM
http://www.mycncuk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14435&stc=1http://www.mycncuk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14436&stc=1
http://www.mycncuk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14437&stc=1


Some before/(during the removal of the 3rd bedroom) pics.

EddyCurrent
16-01-2015, 03:16 PM
Looking at the deconstruction method used, I would say you had a 'stress relief' session :joker:

Musht
17-01-2015, 02:02 AM
Looking at the deconstruction method used, I would say you had a 'stress relief' session :joker:

Wish had Led Zepplins legendary manager around for times like that . Peter Grant:

"When Zeppelin trashed a Seattle hotel room, Grant had to pay the manager for damages in cash. The manager said: "I'd love to be able to do that - just wreck a hotel room and get away with it." Grant took out $5,000 in dollar bills and said: "Here, have one on me." The manager smashed up the room of his choice. "

That was probaly a 40K caravan afew years ago ;-)

Showmen have spectactular caravans, American R.V. s and boat fitouts might be a good place to look for inspiration as well. Remember to pull wiring for LEDs and audio and TV whilst its apart...

gavztheouch
18-01-2015, 05:35 PM
Yes it was fun kicking the crap out of the old walls. Engineering/design can sometimes be a lot of thinking and not much doing so it's nice to have a project where finish and tolerances are less of a concern..

stove is in!
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/18/13b244b200898a57e4f9e69d0b042344.jpg