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Old 11-11-2011, 01:39 PM   #196
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More slow progress yesterday! I'm seeing a pattern... anyhow, let's just jump right in.

More or less finished off the wall between the living room and the front door. The door was already cased a few days back, so I just had to finish the chair rail and case the window. If you look back through previous pictures, you'll see that I covered a " - " gap above the window. Nobody will ever know unless they take the blinds down, and even then, it's nothing structural.

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I also threw some chair rail on the wall to the left of the front door. Easy going.

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And I cased out the door to the office, as well as turned the corner with the wainscoting and chair rail. The wife just had to get in the way while spackling.

Still plugging along, while trying to buy her b-day present online (while she's not looking, of course) and get some more done. Think I just ran out of primed 4' sections of bead board though, so it might end up being a shorter day than I'd like.
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:42 AM   #197
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Actually made decent progress today!

First, I got everything tidied up. Yes, I swept all of the little piles that I'd been collecting into the trash can. I put the old baseboard and door casing I removed into a single pile. I stacked each piece of moulding into like piles. And I threw away far too many very small waste pieces (< 2 inches in length).

I still have about 215 linear feet of moulding painted and ready to go after the day was over.

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And 90 sq ft of bead board sheets left over, plus some random scrap.

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At least it's all sorted now.
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:10 AM   #198
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Tossed the chair rail and base board on the wall to the left of the front door. Now it just needs half round (far corner) and L-shape outside corner moulding (near corner).

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Also tossed some base board on this wall, and then promptly ran out.

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And threw these sheets on the wall as well.

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Also threw casing on the closet door.

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And the master bedroom door.

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I also got a hand priming the last 3 sheets of beadboard. I cut them into their thirds, and removed the rest of the trim pieces there.
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Most of today was spent working on the ceiling coffer layout, finalizing the design, and getting ready for that project. However, I did get some minor trim work done.

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This whole wall was bare before I started, so that's another 11' or so sheeted and railed.

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And another 13' or so of rail here.

Tomorrow's payday, also my day off, the replacement debit card arrived (finally!) and I need a good amount more baseboard, so I'll be off to the big box to pick up some first thing in the AM. If I can get a cut list going, I might just pick up the 2x for the coffering as well!

I have a physical fitness test in two days, so I'm going to try to get the last of the bead board up tomorrow, but won't be pushing myself to the limit to get it done. Only screwed up 1/3 sheet of materials and only smashed my thumb three times today.
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The wife decided that she didn't like all white on the bead board, base and chair rail. So... I had to pick up color samples in brown. I knew if I came home with just color swatches, we wouldn't get anywhere. So, I headed to Sherwin and dialed in what I figured was the color temp of the house using known colors.

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My hypothesis what they something twice as far from the Westhighland White as the Impressive Ivory was would look best. I pulled the RGB values, then doubled the difference. I ended up with a lowly saturated off-white/pink color. Scratch that idea. Grabbed a sample quart of each and brought them home.

That brings me to a point... why the hell is it a quart? The stuff is so thin it's like trying to apply watercolor to a hot frying pan. It just runs and runs, doesn't tack at all, flows like crazy. Ugh. One quarter this amount would be just fine, thank you. And at $6, I'm not real impressed. Next time I'll just take their color card to the big box and pay half as much for a smaller amount of their runny snot watercolor instead.

If it was half-decent quality in application, I could understand painting a large swath or even a small wall. But this was too retardedly slow drying and wimpy to get a consistent look in less than 3 coats, with no less than two hours between coats. Anyway...
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:00 AM   #202
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Note... we already have a gallon on exterior SW7519 Mexican Sand lying around begging to be used. We got it for the underside of the overhang, but never got around to using it. Go figure.

Here it is for comparison. This little devil is what sparked her interest in a brown tone. :\

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So, here they are. She liked the "Toasty" the most, so I smeared some of the snot on the bead board as well. It was received with a "I love it! Or maybe a smidge lighter."

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Bought another eighteen 8' sections of base. That should be enough to finish the dining room, entry, master bedroom and guest bedroom. Well, maybe. The wife was sleeping, so I just used the dimensions from my AutoCAD plans and plugged them into Cut List Pro. There's a bit of scape spare, but I still hope I bought the right amount. It all got back primed and the face painted today, as well as four or so full pieces installed.

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The left wall done the hall is getting closer to done. You can see the leaning piece between the closet and bathroom is ready, just needs a hair trimmed off one side so I can pop it right in. The piece at the end of the hall is cut and nailed down.

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The right side of the hallway is now done, except a 2" sliver between the two bedroom doors.

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All of this went up today. I'm out of material at this point, and that leaning piece is just an inch too short. I'm contemplating trying to hone down a nearly perfectly cut edge into something that resembles the factory edge. Will get back to you on this one. This is where the saw horses previously were.
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Made a killing today in tools. Was going to buy an el cheap $69 base model Skil brand table saw on Black Friday. And then a freebie "first to haul it away get it" type ad came up on Craigslist. Woot! Here she is.

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She came in a pile of parts, so I spent my morning reassembling her and noting the original hardware that was missing. I don't have the guard for the belt drive, so I'll not stick my hand in the belt while running. Also missing were a few washers and small bolts, but I had at least one of everything, so all was replaced in short order. Also had to convert the plug from the 50A straight 3-prong to the 30A L-shape 3-prong. Yeah, I'm using the dryer outlet since I know it's dedicated.

She runs well, but bogs down about half way through a sheet of 1/2" particle board. I think the fence is out of alignment and I'm tailing into the blade, sideloading it. I still need to adjust all the tables, the blade height tensioner, the miter angle gauge, etc etc. I also need a new blade, as this one's fairly thick and burly. I'll probably spend some time tonight looking for a good blade for ply.

Also managed to pick up a used-once Skil worm drive framing saw (planned $129 on Black Friday) for $60 and a used-once Milwaukee
reciprocating saw for $40.

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Quality table saw, framing saw and reciprocating saw for $100. Today was a good day.
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It's looking good, can't wait to see it finished. I've seen some houses that do only a few rooms and it looks good.
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Yeah, I have as well. This is the entry, dining rom, living room and hallway.

I'm going for a contemporary-Victorian look. The aim is to bring a warm, cozy cottage feel to an otherwise very plain ranch home. Hopefully I get the chance to update the exterior eventually.
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Made a killing today in tools. Was going to buy an el cheap $69 base model Skil brand table saw on Black Friday. And then a freebie "first to haul it away get it" type ad came up on Craigslist. Woot! Here she is.


If I'm not mistaken that's an early model Delta 10" Contractor's table saw. I had one of those back in the late 80's/90's and it was built like a brick $#*&house. Cost me $400 new. I gave it to a friend when I moved away rom Philadelphia and had a workroom that was too small for it. I think yours is an earlier model because of the flared feet. Probably early 80's.

If you have never used a powerful table saw like that I advise that you read up on safety as that thing can kick back like a mule. If you're a tool geek like me you'll wax t he top, too

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This one says Rockwell, probably from right before they acquired Delta and started slapping the Delta name plate on everything. The manual is dated 6/5/79 on the copy I found online, though it's certainly for a different base with sheeted legs.

At only 1 horses, it's the least powerful table saw I've ever used. I have also left the blade guard and kickback fingers in place, tested to be sure they work.

As for waxing the top, well, probably not. I'm very tempted to restore the paint in an antique tone, though.

Edit: Here's a better shot of the new worm drive Skil. She's a real beast, for sure.

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Spent today recovering and getting ready for tomorrow. It was certainly much needed and well deserved. Looks like tonight might be a long night of volunteering, and some in the morning as well. Not sure if I'll sneak in a big box trip before or after the morning's activities.

More or less finalized the plans for the five-piece bookcase. Even mocked the thing up in isometric and made the cut lists for the plywood and dimensional lumber. Oddly enough, doing the backs in " ply turns out to be cheaper than doing it in " ply. Why? Because converting the backs to " only saves me 2 sheets of ", but requires 5 sheets of " with lots of waste. For giggles, I also tried seeing what would happen if I set it up for MDF as spacers between the carcases and as the against-wall portions. Nope, still more expensive. Even still we're at 29.8% sheet waste.

Going to try a (rough) four-piece mockup and see if the price is comparable.
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Forgot to post the mock up of the 5-piece. Never did get around to the 4-piece. Fell asleep on my keyboard before I could finish.

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