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Teardrop: A Short Shakedown Trip

January 16, 2019 by
Teardrop: A Short Shakedown Trip

It’s been a quiet few months photography wise. After my trip to Bosque in early December, not much has happened, at least with a camera in front of my eye. Between the shutdown and our busy live, we canceled our … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Pushing Towards the Finish

December 4, 2018 by
Teardrop: Pushing Towards the Finish

I’ve been silent on the Teardrop project for a while. After the mad rush to get it rolling, licensed and to California, it’s mostly been sitting. I’ve been back and forth to Texas to empty and rent our home there, … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Move Day

July 25, 2018 by
Teardrop: Move Day

The day I’ve been racing to be ready for is here: move day. The trailer is at least basically ready. The lights are wired up, the doors and hatch all latch. Time for a 1324 miles drive. I left Austin … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Bureaucracy Day

July 21, 2018 by
Teardrop: Bureaucracy Day

The day has come… It is time to get a VIN, a Title and Licenses Plates! That means today is Bureaucracy day! Or, if you like, you can call it Stand In Line day, or Which of These 10 Forms … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Exterior Sub-skin

July 12, 2018 by
Teardrop: Exterior Sub-skin

The long term plan is to skin the teardrop in aluminum. That aluminum will sit on top of a base of plywood. This last couple of weeks have been about getting the skin on. Side Walls It is finally time … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Prepping for Skin

June 16, 2018 by
Teardrop: Prepping for Skin

Today was all about prepping the trailer to install the skin on the passenger side. I’ve finished the wiring that side. I’ve installed the insulation. The two things I need to finish before I can glue down the 1/4″ plywood … Continue reading

Bed End Storage Box – Reclaiming Century Old Pine

June 13, 2018 by
Bed End Storage Box – Reclaiming Century Old Pine

My wife recently started a post-doc continuing her work on a Antarctic Marine Protected Area. With that came a move to California, first for her and later this summer for me. The job is temporary, and our rental house tiny, … Continue reading

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