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Project by shipwright posted 11-14-2011 11:04 PM 2977 views 6 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last week I posted some epoxy tips and used a little project I was working on as an example.

It is an RV for our cat Lucy for her first big road trip. It has a living room, a small dining room in the corner (not shown), and a semi-detached en suite bathroom. There is a servant’s entrance at the rear (of course) and a drop door for security.

The command module separates from the comfort station easily and re-locates on two dowel pins for positive docking. The command module can then descend to the lodging zone for the night.

As Lucy is a V.I.C., she will be travelling with a highly trained bodyguard pictured with her in photo #3. Notice how even when the shot is only being taken with a cheap camera, she instinctively positions herself to block a clear view of her employer.

Photo #4 shows the “shuttle mode ” transportation to and from the mothership. Pay no attention to the bearer, he’s just one of the servants.

Photo #5 is a construction shot showing the no framing, lightweight style of “epoxy joinery”, similar to stitch and glue boat construction.

One Last Photo: This is her highness doing a first trial run in the house.
I invite you to suggest captions. (I don’t think “Wow, is this ever nice !” is on the table here.)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/





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#1 posted 11-14-2011 11:16 PM

Very cool! My cat would have loved one of those.

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#2 posted 11-14-2011 11:18 PM

I was wondering what you were making with the epoxy! Pretty cool cat and project write-up!

Thanks

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#3 posted 11-14-2011 11:28 PM

Let’s see…
What was Lucy’s response when Ricky yells “Lucy, you got some ‘splaining to do!” ?

Paul, you rock.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 11-15-2011 12:25 AM

now paul that is what i would call the cats meow…lol…that is great, what a cool way for the kitty to travel and have the bathroom for use…pretty smart…so your headed for arizona…what part do you live in, i lived in mesa for about 8 years…well you guys have a great trip, so do you have a shop there to use or is it golf all winter…later…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 11-15-2011 12:35 AM

Some cats have a dogs life….!

-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com

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#6 posted 11-15-2011 01:30 AM

The cat don’t look so happy. I was wondering what the epoxy project was for.

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shipwright

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#7 posted 11-15-2011 01:36 AM

Grizz, We have a place in Green Valley, South of Tucson. I have a garage shop there that revolves around a ShopSmith 510 with accessories and I can do almost everything there that I can in my big well equipped one at home.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#8 posted 11-15-2011 02:39 AM

this is a great idea Poul with the exstra module
but I gess both her highness and the servants has to live with the odeur
in shorter periodes…. or have you figured that out by now … :-)

Dennis

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shipwright

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#9 posted 11-15-2011 02:45 AM

Dennis, that’s where the servant’s entrance comes in. Then windows down for a mile and we’re good…................I hope.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#10 posted 11-15-2011 02:55 AM

Caption: If you would like to paint a picture of me just use the grid.

-- Billp

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#11 posted 11-15-2011 03:33 AM

I don’t know Paul, that last shot looks like Lucy is plotting her revenge “Now to get him to trade places”

Nice project!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 11-15-2011 03:41 AM

you could build a puddle duck racer while you are there and go sailing.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#13 posted 11-15-2011 04:20 AM

Caption:
The fur factory rides free as the breeze and the cat is jailed.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#14 posted 11-15-2011 05:34 AM

There is some room to go for a walk .
Great idea and very thoughtful Paul ! Have a save trip and post from the south .

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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shipwright

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#15 posted 11-15-2011 06:01 AM

Thanks all

I sort of think she’s saying something like “Are you serious?”

Steve, You mention her plotting revenge. I think you might know her. That is her style. kiefer, thanks, we’ll be careful.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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