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    I've been busy this past winter, spring and summer with casket work. Toooo busy... But that's how it goes. Feast or famine. Here's a few photos of some fun projects.

    I finally C.N.C. another tear drop for camping. I had most of the work done in November... Then I got a bunch of casket work. So it went on the back burner until I had to finish it in May. I took it on a 2,400 mile trip with my family in June. I managed to decrease the weight by 200 lbs. from the first one I cut out on the C.N.C. And this one is roomer too.

    I also did a Halloween casket for a customer. They wanted it to have a Gothic look so I designed some hinged Gothic handles that I found a photo of. I took some gate hinges that sort of looked Gothic and bent them to fit the lid and side where they are mounted. I then got a 3-D model of a bat From the Design and make website to put on the lid, and stained it in red oak. The customer was very happy with the casket. They plan on putting a skeleton in it for Halloween.
    Attached Files
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    My wife wants one,, willing to share plans ?
    James McGrew
    CAMaster ATC 508
    The principle of Measure twice cut once has not been replaced by a CNC

    www.mcgrewwoodwork.com

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    • #3

      "CAMPER" That is LOL
      James McGrew
      CAMaster ATC 508
      The principle of Measure twice cut once has not been replaced by a CNC

      www.mcgrewwoodwork.com

      https://www.facebook.com/pg/Mcgrew-W...=page_internal

      Camera 1 ATC Closeup !
      https://video.nest.com/live/esNTrZ

      fixed 4-27-2020

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      • #4

        Wow, Robert...that is some very nice work! I am always amazed at the talent of folks and their cnc skills. Caskets & trailers....who'd a thunk?
        Joe Garber
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        • #5

          I was about to ask WHICH ONE of those your wife was so interested in when you asked, lol!!
          People are right comical when they walk into our shop and see caskets are replacing cabinets. They usually leave. Quickly.
          Ron Lee
          Blackshear, Ga

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          • #6

            Looking great Robert! I see those fires didn't get you after all. We were wondering about you out there
            Ron Lee
            Blackshear, Ga

            https://www.facebook.com/pg/premierw...=page_internal

            2018 Cobra Elite 5 x 10
            HSD 12HP ATC
            20 Tool Holder
            25HP Regen Vac

            2017 Panther 408
            HSD 5HP ATC
            6 Tool Rotary Carousel
            Recoil Lathe
            Laser
            Aspire 9.5
            PhotoVcarve



            Be humble.
            Be kind.
            Be grateful.
            Life is too short and prone to quickly change to live otherwise.

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            • #7

              Originally posted by james mcgrew View Post
              My wife wants one,, willing to share plans ?
              cut files for the tear drop.
              Attached Files
              Proud owner of a Camaster Cobra 410
              WinCNC
              Epilog Helix laser engraver
              Corel X8 Autosketch 9 Aspire 9.5

              "The escalator to sucsess is out of order.... you will need to take the stairs."

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              • #8

                More files for the tear drop trailer.
                Attached Files
                Proud owner of a Camaster Cobra 410
                WinCNC
                Epilog Helix laser engraver
                Corel X8 Autosketch 9 Aspire 9.5

                "The escalator to sucsess is out of order.... you will need to take the stairs."

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                • #9

                  Thanks !!!
                  James McGrew
                  CAMaster ATC 508
                  The principle of Measure twice cut once has not been replaced by a CNC

                  www.mcgrewwoodwork.com

                  https://www.facebook.com/pg/Mcgrew-W...=page_internal

                  Camera 1 ATC Closeup !
                  https://video.nest.com/live/esNTrZ

                  fixed 4-27-2020

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                  • #10

                    Here are the dxf files for the tear drop trailer. The trailer uses 1000 lb. half axles, and a simple A frame trailer frame to keep the weight down.

                    Jim if your serious about building one, you should go to the tiny tear drop trailer forum. People from all over post their trailer builds and photos. The plans I downloaded here are my ultra light design. When I camp, I just have the basics. A place to sleep out of the rain. And a screen room that I have attached to the tear drop, to keep the bugs out. I stay at KOA's or state parks with shower facilities. So I don't need much. Here is my build journal that shows more . http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=67346
                    Attached Files
                    Proud owner of a Camaster Cobra 410
                    WinCNC
                    Epilog Helix laser engraver
                    Corel X8 Autosketch 9 Aspire 9.5

                    "The escalator to sucsess is out of order.... you will need to take the stairs."

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                    • #11

                      She is far more serious than I !! LOL yet she really wants one and they start at 10-15 k so build i will !!
                      James McGrew
                      CAMaster ATC 508
                      The principle of Measure twice cut once has not been replaced by a CNC

                      www.mcgrewwoodwork.com

                      https://www.facebook.com/pg/Mcgrew-W...=page_internal

                      Camera 1 ATC Closeup !
                      https://video.nest.com/live/esNTrZ

                      fixed 4-27-2020

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                      • #12

                        Originally posted by james mcgrew View Post
                        She is far more serious than I !! LOL yet she really wants one and they start at 10-15 k so build i will !!
                        Just remember mine is just a basic hard sided tent. If you want to customize to your liking, you can add air conditioning, microwave, hot water heater, pull out sink, pull out drawers, dvd player, a whole world of accessories. I met a person a few years back in Missoula MT, who had a decked out tear drop. he was touring the country from coat to coast. He told me he has a nice motor home sitting in his driveway at home because he liked his tear drop more than his motor home.
                        Proud owner of a Camaster Cobra 410
                        WinCNC
                        Epilog Helix laser engraver
                        Corel X8 Autosketch 9 Aspire 9.5

                        "The escalator to sucsess is out of order.... you will need to take the stairs."

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                        • #13

                          Dammit Robert ..... I just bought an A-liner & you post plans for a teardrop. I used to like you!

                          Seriously, Iooked at a bunch of different teardrops, but they seemed relatively expensive for their size. We tend to be 500-600 miles farther down the road every day, so a big trailer was out of the question because of the hit on my fuel mileage.

                          I had no friggin' idea that plans existed to make my own.

                          You know, if I get to feelin' poorly, my last long trip will be to Utah to buy a casket ..........
                          TR
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                          • #14

                            Robert, congratulations on that camper build. It's beautiful. I can't say I will ever build one, but I sure am having a lot of fun thinking about it. It's probably true for everybody on this forum that life is most fun when we have a project on our minds. Thanks for the inspiration and stimulation.
                            Charlie Hind
                            Cobra 404 ATC with 12 tool positions & 4th Axis (2012-present)
                            (2006-2012 - K2 CNC... sold in 2012 to buy the Cobra)
                            WinCNC
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                            • #15

                              Robert, might I inquire as to the investment for your "minimalist" tear drop? We do reunions out every 2 years, and every other is out west. The plain tickets this last time really got me thinking about a nice drive out there.... how many do you sleep in there? I'll go to your journal maybe it answers some of these questions! Thanks! awesome creative work!

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