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Old 08-11-2011, 08:39 AM   #1786
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Looking good!

So the plan for up there is a pool table and music you said?

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Old 08-11-2011, 01:06 PM   #1787
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Pool table, darts, loud music and Beer. I've gotten further with the paneling wall. I hoped to finish it today but the light was failing and so were my eyes. Tomorrow for sure. Here's a progress pic. dorf dude...
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:01 PM   #1788
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Wall is finished. We picked up the laminate flooring on Sat. It is upstairs waiting to be installed. I sub framed the other wall today. I've been busy! I bought the stair case beams months ago. They have been stored inside the whole time. When I ordered them I stressed dried. They went through 3 drying cycles. Today I did a final sanding on the stringers and one of them has warped. Nothing I can do about it now. I will have to trim the steps to fit. The final finish will not be as nice as hoped. Oh well, the house is crooked as it is. You just can't get good wood. Here are a few pic's. One of them is of the new floor. dorf dude...
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The flooring is goign to look great!
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:15 PM   #1790
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I got furter with the paneling on the 2nd wall. I ran out and today is a holiday. I will buy more tomorrow. Here is a progress pic. thanks for following, dorf dude... PS I need corks!
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:51 PM   #1791
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I went supply shopping this morning and got back at it this afternoon. I ran out of clips for the paneling. I thought I would but wanted to see how far I'd get. I got more corks from the recycling center. Only about 13,000 more to go!! I need alot of help on this one. I also powder coated the new lights and cut slits in them. Hard to see in the pic. I need to get the bulbs mounted and turned on for the correct perspective. Back at supply shopping tomorrow. Many little details to keep an eye on. More info as I get further. Here are a couple progress pic's, Also one of me and my evil possessed dog dorf dude...
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:03 PM   #1792
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I'm on a 2 week, work on the house vacation. It's nice to have some time off to run around and get things. I really hope that I'm going to surprise all of you by the end of this. I'm planning on a BIG push. Wait and see. dorf dude...
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Best of luck!!
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I take it, that it will be done by Oktoberfest. I wish that our homes here in the states were built that good. In Rochester, IL, there is a Stone house that they are trying to rehab. They could learn a lot from your project. http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x211...ld-Stone-House

Also up in Kildeer, IL, there is a stone house, that used to be a hideout for Al Capone, that they have redone. It has something like 2 foot walls.
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I don't do Oktoberfest. I can buy a case of beer cheaper than 1 mug there. I prefer to remain more connected to my money . I'm actually very close to it but only went 1 time. Never again . Disaster!! I learn from my mistakes. dorf dude...
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I don't do Oktoberfest. I can buy a case of beer cheaper than 1 mug there. I prefer to remain more connected to my money . I'm actually very close to it but only went 1 time. Never again . Disaster!! I learn from my mistakes. dorf dude...
I went to one in my last October there. Couldn't get anybody to go with me they were all either broke or had other plans. I couldn't find a room in Munich so slept on the floor at the Bahnhof. I noticed a lot of other GI's sleeping out and about. An older German gent asked me why us Americans were all sleeping about like homeless people. He thought the government paid us better than that. I told him that at least in my case I just couldn't find a room. At the fest, I didn't buy too many of my own beers. I wound up at a table with an older guy who had been a POW in an American camp. He told me about the good times he had as a POW in the US and wouldn't let me buy my own beer.
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Jim, I was watching a show about the German pow's, and it was interesting that a few farmers would have them work on the farms, knowing that the German was on the run. We treated their guys a lot better than our guys got treated during the war. The closes that I ever got to Germany during my Navy days, was when we dropped off a destroyed CH-46 in Kiel, that went overboard during Northern Wedding 1986.
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Dorf Dude -

How about the corks?

Are you after new or do you want used corks with the wine stain on one end and the pulling device scars on the other end? Red or white wine? I assume the aluminum twist-offs are a definite no-no.

Are you cutting them lengthwise or using them with the ends showing?

13,000 more will be a challenge that could hold up the grand opening.

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I will cut the corks length wise. Used is preferred. I spent another morning shopping for materials. I should be set for a full day's work tomorrow. I can still see a couple things needed but that can wait. Time to work! I got the paneling wall done today . That's finally finished. Wait until tomorrows pic's. I had my electrician friend upgrade one circuit breaker today from 16 amp fast trip to 20 amp slow trip. Now I can weld without tripping it. The results will be shown tomorrow. Here are a couple from today. dorf dude...
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