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Old 04-15-2014, 12:09 AM   #16
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Starting to make a lot of progress, it might have something to do with the days getting longer in Alaska. It is 9pm and the sun is STILL up. In the summer I'll be working outside and and then stop and look at my watch and it is midnight and it is still light out. Hard to get used to. We are gaining about 5 minutes of daylight per day! Anyway, got all the OSB board up and I am going to start the lathe tomorrow. Then we are going to glue some mosaic tile on the wall. One side of the room is going to have the moon, stars, and the northern lights, then the other side of the room will have sun and clouds. Then I will use Structo-Lite plaster (like adobe) on the wall in and around the tiles like grout, It will look amazing when it is done and painted. I have used Structo-Lite before and it is so easy to use. I had to special order from Home Depot. I had to order a whole pallet. Stay tuned!








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Old 04-30-2014, 08:34 PM   #17
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Still making slow progress. I need to finish gluing the mosaic tile. I tried gluing the tile directly onto the lathe but the tiles are too small and it was not working at all. So my solution was to cut out the lathe around the shapes and then attach very thin plywood so that the tile depth will be the same as the wall. I already glued tile on one "star" and it turned out good. One wall has the moon and some stars, then the northern lights and then the opposite wall has a cloud and the sun. The structolite will act as grout in between the tile. Kind of artsy, but I wanted to do something unique.


















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Finally some progress. I had surgery on my foot so I have been gimping around with crutches. I have a fancy boot on now and still use one crutch. Started the Structo-lite. I will paint it eventually.



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Old 06-03-2014, 12:57 AM   #19
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I thought I would throw in a photo of our camping trip a week ago.



Here is some of the other tile designs:
The sun:



A cloud:



The northern lights:






and more progress:



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more progress, very slow going:










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