Mobile Router Table

To take one of my hobbies on the road, I need to build a mobile router table, that folds up small and fits into a small cabinet. Build The design first has to be adjusted to the storage area and some hardware needs to be ordered. Only then can I start with the build by…...

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Safety & Rescue Gadgets

After working some more on the kitchen countertop, I sit down and show some of the safety and rescue items that should be part of any Vanlife experience. Especially, when you head out to boondock or while off-road driving. Kitchen Countertop The movable part of the countertop, that hides the induction cooktop, returns to the…...

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Kitchen Countertop

It’s time to finish the kitchen area of the van and that also means a new hardwood countertop! As always, I start rough-sawn hardwood and I chose Mahogany again, to stay consistent with the other countertop at the sliding door. It’s easy to work with and has usually an attractive pattern. I had one piece…...

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Induction Cooktop

I continue working to finish the ceiling in small increments; this time above the wardrobe closet. The main focus this week is on the installation of the induction cooktop. The storage for this cooktop is under the kitchen countertop, where I have a tray to store it in and some more storage space under that.…...

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My First @Vanlife Vlog

This is my first travel vlog, just local for now, but it gave me the opportunity to test some things out, like camera positions while driving, video transitions, music and location info. Soon I will travel in my still unfinished van, for a week, to North-West Florida and hope to bring home enough video material…...

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Hiding The Wires

Building a box to hide the wiring above the rear doors. Covered with some of the leftover Tweed from the ceiling. As a bonus, I include a hidden box to stash my valuables. To hide the existing wires above the rear doors, I build a cover out of 3/32 inch plywood. To give this plywood…...

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Van Ceiling & Other Mods

I install a cabin filter in my 2016 Ford Transit, create a semi-automatic tire inflator, add a combined smoke & CO2 alarm and add more strips along the edge of the ceiling to secure and finish the ceiling. The main objective now to finish the ceiling throughout by placing Tweed covered strips along the sides…...

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How I Do Formica

One needs some skills to work with Formica or Laminates and while I am no expert at this, I found my own ways to deal with Formica. This video shows the techniques I use. Whatever you do, you are working with fast and dangerous cutting tools, so be safe. TOOLS & MATERIALS* Weldwood Contact CementJ-RollerWoodworking…...

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