Moving Taj indoors

I have taken a little break from working on Taj, as the days are short and cold. Too cold to get much done, especially thinking and fiber glassing. So instead I focused on a search for indoor space, and found it! The former A Gallery is laying vacant as it is scheduled for demolition in about 4 weeks, and the owner agreed to rent it to me in for the short time. I am so psyched! The light-infused heart-vibe that Tanya and Maria created in this space this summer is still in there ❤ and now Taj and I have a temporary home to make this dream real.

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I got about this far and had to stop because of the cold. I was able to cover the sides with 1/2 ” r-board, so they are ready for glassing. I am working out the nose- I got some covering in place, and I am working out ideas on how to make a lexan window that I can open, use as an emergency exit- and make it tight and waterproof.

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Oh what a beautiful sight. Taj’s new temporary home in the former A gallery. Art lives on!

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Taj just barely fits!! I think I had a whole 1/8″ of clearance driving in. I will most likely have to glass the very top on a warm day outside, but then I have the inside to let it set. No more spending an hour each morning removing the tarps, unloading all the tools and plywood, setting up the saws- and an hour  in the dark each night putting the tarps back on and putting all the tools and wood back in the truck!

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Windows to make French-style doors

My Taj is going to have French style doors that slide open, and fixed half windowed walls on either side! It will be so cool. The exterior roll up/ garage style door will still be there;  down and locked for travel. Up when parked for vistas.
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I had forgotten how much of a colossal pain in the butt it is to scrape, sand and re-glaze 9 over 9 sash, but it is going to look pretty sweet when it’s done 🙂
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And- the shower fits exactly where I wanted it! It was EXACTLY 32″ between the wall and the metal cover thingy protecting the fuel filler hose on the outside. This will be the super deluxe, super-small  bathroom, complete with shower and removable orange custom composting commode 😉
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