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VW Bulli camper bus #13: Side windows, Chapter 11

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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 01-11-2018 06:36 PM 1345 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the blog of the building of the VW bus according my pattern.
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This build is from the prototype and after this is done I always do some changes in the drawing where necessary. So the final plan is a little (better) different. I used mostly Chery and Ash for the build.
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. Comments are much appreciated.
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See also the blog of htl

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/



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toyguy

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#1 posted 01-11-2018 06:42 PM

you are one very talented individual.
great blog.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 01-11-2018 06:54 PM

Thanks Brian.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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Bruce Barber

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#3 posted 01-11-2018 07:00 PM

Hi Dutchy ,,, the WORK you do is out of this world ,,,, what program do you use to make the own plans
i make some plans from pictures and as i go i copy them down on paper for next time i might have to make the same plan

i take my hat off to you ,, the work is great Bruce

-- Bruce, Thunder Bay , Ontario, Canada

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Dutchy

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#4 posted 01-11-2018 07:58 PM



Hi Dutchy ,,, the WORK you do is out of this world ,,,, what program do you use to make the own plans
i make some plans from pictures and as i go i copy them down on paper for next time i might have to make the same plan

i take my hat off to you ,, the work is great Bruce

- Bruce Barber

Thanks Bruce. I’m drawing in a 2D CAD program and Ducky is drawing it in SketchUp a 3D program

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 01-12-2018 12:22 AM

... I’m drawing in a 2D CAD program and Ducky is drawing it in SketchUp a 3D program
- Dutchy


Thanks for the plug Dutchy.

BB, One of the advantages of SketchUp is that it’s learning curve is shorted than other products and there are heaps of tutorial videos to assist the beginner (and even for more competent users as they graduate). The short coming of the free version (Make) is that it’s a pain trying to print to 1:1 scale… there are many how tos, but as I have the Pro version I haven’t bothered to follow that up.

Now Trimble (the author of SketchUp), in their “wisdom” (NOT), have decided to make the free 2018 version Internet based… Personally I haven’t tried it but just the concept sucks in my opinion as any performance is based on reliable Internet availability and broadband width.

A suggestion (also for anyone else out there)... unless you have convinced yourself that you will NEVER use SketchUp, even if there is a slight chance you might surrender to the dark side, download the PC based free version from here while it is still available… even if it’s for later use/consideration. Just work out which version you want (32bit or 64bit and operating system)... if not sure download all as it won’t take up that much space and you’ll have all bases covered… you can always delete what you don’t need later.

PS. If you do decide to install SketchUp, just remember to run the installation as “Administrator”... righr click on the install program and choose the “Run as Administrator” option…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 01-12-2018 12:33 AM

Dutchy,

When sanding lengths with or without the jig,

how do you ensure the line is kept straight and parallel?... and please don’t say just “practice”!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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htl

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#7 posted 01-12-2018 01:48 AM

Ducky you said the 2018 V was web based so do I want to down load an older Version?

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#8 posted 01-12-2018 02:47 AM


Ducky you said the 2018 V was web based so do I want to down load an older Version?

- htl

#4, It depends on your preferences… Do you prefer duck eggs and wipe out my lineage (hmm) or chook eggs.

If you want the latest with all the new bells and whistles the free version of 2018 is strictly WEB based (with tinker bells and tooters). There is no reason why you shouldn’t try it (with all your spare time). Now if it doesn’t work for you (for whatever reason… connection availability or slow bandwidth), the only free PC versions are currently, 2017 (64bit) and 2016 (64 and 32bit). No Idea how long they will remain downloadable and I’m speaking from Windows POW… Remember, all versions of Sketchup are independent and can co-exist on the same PC. Just watch your installation locations. You could use the 2018 WEB based version and if you loose Internet can always temporarily use a PC version… saved file version format depending.

If I may assume you will not exploit SketchUp, all the old PC versions (mentioned above) will continue to work until your next O/S upgrade… I still have to run Windows XP because of some old unsupported software…

This is just a heads up… and hopefully some of the options available to the free version users…

PS. Just ensure you have a backup of your appropriate PC version in case you need a PC re-build.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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crowie

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#9 posted 01-12-2018 09:19 AM

Even the window sides get the Dutchy detailing…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Dutchy

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#10 posted 01-12-2018 10:12 AM

Dutchy,

When sanding lengths with or without the jig,

how do you ensure the line is kept straight and parallel?... and please don t say just “practice”!

- LittleBlackDuck

Sorry Ducky that I did not wrote that before I made the bevel the side was already sanded parallel as you can see on the below picture.

And later on in my blog you will see that 100% parallelity isn’t that important.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 01-12-2018 11:33 AM



... already sanded parallel…
- Dutchy

Understood Dutchy, but then how do you sand just the bevel and not muck it up. Nearly every time I re-sand I change the line… I’m guessing I am using just a little too much pressure on one of my hands.

AND… OK, it was already sanded… but how did you manage to keep it parallel with the first sanding…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Dutchy

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#12 posted 01-12-2018 12:12 PM

AND… OK, it was already sanded… but how did you manage to keep it parallel with the first sanding…

- LittleBlackDuck

The first sanding is the line of the template. I manage the bevel sanding by looking and looking and looking while I’m sanding. And as already said parallelity isn’t that important. Later you will see what I mean.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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