In January of 2005 I took delivery of a 1989 Thomas Saf-T-Liner, a flat-nosed diesel school bus with about 100,000 miles on it that I bought on eBay for $2000. Over the next 18 months I converted this old school bus into a family camper. Wherever possible re-used and recycled material were used, mostly acquired from our town dump, Craigslist and friend's demolition projects. All stages of this project are documented on these pages
We sold the Town Car and retired the mini-van and bought a pair of 2007 Toyota Yarii one of which (probably the black one due to the diesel soot! ) we will tow behind the motorhome. Here are some pictures of the Yaris and some notes on towing the Yaris and a short article about installing a Short Shifter Kit.
A pumpless water cooled PC made with plumbing fittings from Home Depot. The thermo-siphon effect causes the coolant to circulate through a folded 4 foot section of baseboard heater and convection circulates air past the radiator fins.
A pair of workbenchs/carts made with salvaged tops and re-cycled bed frame angle iron.
A handset from a classic Bell System Model 500 is married to an LG VX6100 cell phone.
A simple Op-Amp temperature controller is built for a $50 garage sale hot tub.
Wherein the craftsman demonstrates the construction of artifacts from an age of steam and brass.