Almost a year after giving birth abroad in Costa Rica, Hudson finally received his second passport. He is now officially a dual citizen of both the United States and Costa Rica!
Our Birth Abroad Series:
We’ve tried way too many vlogging cameras. The RX100 V was the closest thing to a perfect camera, but it lacked an external microphone jack and that stabilization just wasn’t good enough to justify $1000 dollars.
So we’re back to our trusty Canon 70D. Arguably still the best all around camera 4 years after it’s release, but just a little too bulky to carry around all the time. I set out to fix that problem with a belt clip camera holster and Rode Video Micro microphone zip tied to the side!
Stuff you saw in the video:
Canon 70D – http://amzn.to/2jHjBGF
The Belt Clip Holster – http://amzn.to/2jHOICn
The Wind Muff – http://amzn.to/2jH2sNi
The Microphone – http://amzn.to/2iT2s8O
The Shorter Pin – http://amzn.to/2iT6rm9
The Lens Cap – http://amzn.to/2iSXnxm
A virtual tour of our upcoming cargo trailer to tiny house/RV/camper conversion. Included is a full kitchen, Murphy bed with dining table built in, fold out shower, and expanding bathroom wall!
I designed the model in Fusion 360, a free program I think anyone interested in making things should learn, so I’m thinking about making a crash course video series.
Notify me when the Fusion 360 course is available!
We spent an afternoon baby proofing our living room for Hudson. We used two 192″ Regalo fences with gates to block off the living room along with furniture straps for the TV and table.
The Long Fence/Gate We Used:
The Furniture Straps:
Huge thanks to Izzy Swan for letting us interview him! In this “Maker Spotlight” we discuss rustic furniture, CAD, CNC’s and 3D printers in the shop, and how Izzy is turning YouTube into a full blown business.
Clips featured in this video:
Folding Table – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SInTre-iJAY
Bowl Turning on Table Saw – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EHRhh11rWs
Impossible Bench – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp-nI92yNWM
Drill Powered Spindle Sander – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TfiihSlJcE
Walking Dinosaur – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcccj4P727U
Table Saw Lathe – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp5n7SpzGLE
23 Minutes of Raw Interview:
http://patreon.com/mikeandlauren (requires $1/mo subscription)
Our first priority in the cargo trailer camper conversion is to make it easy to transition between the trailer, home, and hotels. I found “luggage shelves” that I think will eliminate the need to unpack everywhere we go.
The Dust Collector:
The Automatic Vacuum Switch:
The Luggage Shelves:
This week I move all the tools in the Ultimate Mobile Workshop into a temporary garage shop and strip the interior down to bare metal.
It seems crazy to take such a huge step backwards but I think this will save a lot of time in the long run.
Lark United Manufacturing:
I use cardboard boxes and painters plastic to get a feel for the full size floor plan of the new cargo trailer camper conversion (we need a better name – leave your ideas in the comments).
I also used a meter to test how much water is used in a typical RV shower and washing the dishes. It looks like our planned 50 gallon tanks are going to work, but only give us about 3 days off grid.
Link to the water meter I used:
In this episode we help John build an oversized sewing/quilting table that he bought the plans for 10 years ago! It’s made of simple 1×4 pine and plywood components. It has loads of storage and a built in ironing board!
In this episode we build a kid’s loft bunk bed with built-in homework desk, storage bench, and reading area. All of the stair steps have hidden drawers with plenty of space on the bookshelves and night stand for everything a kid could want!