Saturday Snippets: 09.December.2017

We had brilliant sunshine for the first half of the week, and socked-in fog for the second half. I’d still take a foggy day over a rainy one! We’re planning on taking in some of the lights around town this weekend, so it could make for some awesomely moody pictures.

Here’s what caught our eye online in the world of climbing, eating, cycling and repeating. Saturday Snippets for 09.December.2017.

On Climbing, Eating, Cycling and Repeating:

On Moby News (aka Sprinter van conversion):

We started on building our shower this week! We’re definitely whittling down the jobs that are left to complete. I think the last two big systems are the shower / grey-tank system, and the second alternator. Since the alternator hasn’t arrived yet, we’re onto the shower!

On our first official road trip in Moby, we decided we loved the open space right behind the driver’s seat. This meant we didn’t want to build in an enclosed shower, as originally planned. We’re still having the shower located in the same spot, but we’ll be able to fold it up and out-of-the-way when we’re not using it. Which, to be honest, will be 99.9% of the day.

Jonty has built the box to hold our shower pan, as well as a stronger base to hold our weight. We still don’t know exactly how this is going to work, but we have a vague idea. All I know is that our vague ideas, given enough time to percolate, generally result in something that works for our needs. So I’m trusting this will be the same 🙂

He was finally able to get onto the CNC machine yesterday, and cut out the lattice support structure for under the shower base. The slats are interconnecting, so the fit is nice and snug! | Sprinter van conversion - custom fold-away shower

CNCing the shower pan support base. | Sprinter van conversion - custom fold-away shower

Dog-bone grooves on the CNC will insure a nice snug fit for the interlocking lattice. | Sprinter van conversion - custom fold-away shower

Base of the shower box, with the lattice support in place. | Sprinter van conversion - custom fold-away shower

Base of the shower pan, with the hole for the drain cut out. | Sprinter conversion - custom fold-away shower

Happy Weekend!


  1. Whoa, the texture in those realistic paintings look so…real? I feel like if I were to reach out and touch them, I’d feel the cactus thorns! So amazing, thanks for sharing 🙂 And your shower looks like it’s coming along well, I like how it folds away.

    1. I’m in envious awe of all these artists who can produce work like this! I agree – they look so real! And the shower is getting there, bit by bit 🙂

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