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Project by Terry Osnach posted 01-20-2018 10:31 PM 1105 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was built in 2014 and mounted on an old Boler chassis, it is affectionately referred to as ‘the loafer’. My son built most of it with me as a mentor. The curved rafters in the second picture were laminated from ripped 2×6 spruce around some forms. Pictures 3, 4 and 5 show the finished interior. The last picture shows my first home built cnc router carving out the base for the shower stall (laminated western red cedar). All the windows were built as awnings and all open with a screen inside.

The video for this build is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lThwMHo865A

My son’s website is here:

https://www.aocustom.net/





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MinnesotaMarty

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#1 posted 01-21-2018 12:25 AM

Terry,
I love it. Neat project, I have a 16’ travel trailer that I am thinking about doing the same thing with.

Is it insulated?

Marty

-- I can see the cheese heads from here and it is great.

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sras

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#2 posted 01-21-2018 01:17 AM

Nice layout – looks great too!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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robscastle

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#3 posted 01-21-2018 06:14 AM

You were very lucky to get it out of the workshop! was that the plan or just good luck?

nice overall job, you are both fast workers!

-- Regards Rob

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 01-21-2018 12:27 PM

quite an endeavor and a beautiful outcome

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 01-21-2018 01:13 PM

You and your son did a wonderful job on this ‘Gypsy Wagon’. Nice work! BTW, that shop built CNC router looks great.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Terry Osnach

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#6 posted 01-21-2018 01:38 PM

Yes the wagon is insulated, and we measured the shop door before the build.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#7 posted 01-21-2018 02:17 PM

WOW! Your video is really great! You guys did a super nice job in this build. Love the shop too!
The video shows so much more that went into this project!

Thanks for sharing!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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builtinbkyn

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#8 posted 01-21-2018 04:48 PM

Great project! Great video! Great job! Looks like you and your son spent some real quality time together making that really cool camper. It also looks like it was a lot of work, but I’m sure he appreciates it.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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daleroe

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#9 posted 01-21-2018 09:01 PM

Well done! Nice use of the space. It’s cool that you got to do the project with your son!

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Blackberry

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#10 posted 01-23-2018 04:43 AM


Great project! Great video! Great job!
- builtinbkyn

Absolutely agree with builtinbkyn

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