This was my second attempt changing out the bushings in our 1999 Monaco Dynasty. I should have learned my lesson the first time. Maybe I’m being a little dramatic, but nothing is more frustrating than spending all day on a project only to end up worse off.
I took the RV to a semi-truck suspension shop and they are having an extremely hard time. I feel a little better knowing that it was a difficult job for a reason, but I’m not looking forward to the extra hours on the bill.
For some reason my camera didn’t record that I used a very diluted lye/water mix AFTER applying the stain to make the wood appear a little darker. That’s why the cut to the polyurethane looked a little darker. It didn’t work as well as using lye directly on the cherry, but it helped a little when things weren’t looking right.
I’ve been avoiding the rotten floor around our RV refrigerator for weeks. I didn’t want to know what was going to be underneath the tile… I finally finished the project and we’re very pleased with the results.
Sorry for the shaky video, I forgot my tripod on the first day.
Last year we made a video about how your free time cannot be valued the same as your hourly wage. This week we wanted to revisit that idea with the help of Joshua Sheats (Radical Personal Finance), Jason Fieber (Dividend Mantra), and Kraig Mathias (Create My Independence) as our special guests.
Which DIY skills are the easiest to learn? Which projects save you the most money? In this video we find the overlap between the highest paid trades and DIY projects that have the lowest barrier of entry.
What would you do if someone gave you a broken stun gun? I decided to make an extreme DIY buzz wire game. I knew no one would touch it if the only option was the full 4 million volts, so I broke it into 3 stages.
Level 1 feels more like a vibration than a shock. Level 2 is a little uncomfortable. Level 3 is all the power this thing has! So far no one has finished it!
PLEASE READ: Do not try this at home. Also, I’m sure people are going to comment about letting the kids use it…Those were the parents who were standing right there and by that point the battery was so low it felt less powerful than a static shock. Still dangerous but it was their choice 🙂
We’re gathering and organizing all of our stuff to start selling before our big adventure, so I didn’t have time for a full project. However, I did help my friend Chase clean up his VW Bug project.
Without the body, the suspension of the VW Super Beetle just kind of hangs there making it look like it’s in rough shape. I figured if we could make a steering linkage support system out of wood, not only would it look better but it would also be easier for the potential buyer to load it on a trailer.
We only had an hour and a half to build this so I forgot to film a few steps. Hopefully if you’re restoring a bug yourself you can get the gist of what we did.
Ever since receiving my X-Carve, a “Luxo Style” desk lamp has been on the top of my priority list. Unfortunately, every time I tried to design it, I would get frustrated. Last weekend I finally took the time to learn Google Sketchup using Jay Bate’s tutorials.