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Center Section - 11/28/2008
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The guest bathroom redo is finally finished!!The guest bathroom redo is finally finished!!
Holy Moly, I had no idea that this redo was going to take so long. I have done tile work before, but this one was one of the biggest jobs I've ever taken on. I put new tile around the bathtub, the toilet and the bathroom floor. I saw this particular bath tile pattern in a new spec house down the street from our house and decided to try it. I had no idea how much of an ordeal it would be to custom cut just about every tile in the diamond pattern. My anal retentive nature made this adventure take up several weekends. After the tile was done, the walls painted and the new trim put on, I was finally finished! I brought a kitchen chair into the bathroom, poured myself a glass of wine and just looked at my creation.
Here the tile behind the tur-lettHere the tile behind the tur-lett
I found this decorative small tiles at Lowes. 8 bucks each! Ouch!
Back to work on the RV!Back to work on the RV!
I final drilled the F-623 ribs on each side of the center section. I also fluted the rib before drilling it. I made sure to put the flutes between where the rivet holes will be in the flange.
Another shot on topAnother shot on top
A shot of the trimming of the F-623A shot of the trimming of the F-623
Each end of the F-623 rib have to trimmed so they don't interfere with the spars on each end.
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