Saturday Snippets: 13.January.2018

Was this your first full week back at work / school? It was for us, and it sure felt busy! I guess everyone’s back from the month of festivities.

Here’s what caught our eye online in the world of climbing, eating, cycling and repeating. Saturday Snippets for 13.January.2018.

On Climbing, Eating, Cycling and Repeating:

On Moby News (aka Sprinter van conversion):

This week we’ve been back in the swing of van work again (not sure if we’re ever NOT in the swing of it, if I’m honest!). We’ve started working on the shower design, picked up the unfinished slab of wood to make our table, and have laser cut another electrical board panel (hopefully one of our last!).

Electrical panel board:

  • Jonty has rearranged a few of the locations of the buttons, has removed one that we’re not sure we need for the time being, and relabeled some of the buttons, to make them more intuitive (mainly to the wifey).
  • Like all things, I’m sure there will be another iteration, but for now, this is everything we currently have installed and wired up in the van. | Sprinter van conversion - electrical panel board

Shower design:

  • Last week Jonty used the vinyl cutter to make hot and cold arrows for the shower taps. I think they turned out pretty good! | Sprinter van conversion - foldable shower design

  • Shower curtain rod: We’re using copper tubing and elbows to make a shower curtain rod that is about 1-inch larger than our shower pan (to give us more elbow room). We wanted to be able to take the curtain rod apart, in order to store it within the foldable shower base, but still wanted to keep the pieces all together. So we’ve put elasticized string through the tubing. This allows us to pull the copper rods out of the elbows (one end of the each tube is glued to one end of each elbow with silicone) and fold the entire apparatus down, like you would with tent poles. The solution is pretty cool, and we should keep all the pieces together! | Sprinter van conversion - foldable shower design

  • We have managed to figure out a way to attach all of this to the ceiling, but you’ll have to tune in next week to see the finished product. For now, here’s a quick peak at how it will look (Jonty won’t have to hold it steady) 🙂 | Sprinter van conversion - foldable shower design

Happy Weekend!

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