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Old 08-18-2011, 12:24 AM   #1801
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Ok, It's been brought to my attention that "I" am not cutting the corks at this time. My buddy Matt broke his leg and is sitting around not able to do much. He can use a knife to cut corks though . Credit given The "Grand Opening" will not be held up because of the cork wall. I can always add them as I get them in the future. dorf dude...

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Old 08-18-2011, 01:24 PM   #1802
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I had to stucco the chimney before I could go any further. I primed it yesterday. The inlet had an insulation insert so I used tile glue and mesh to seal it up and give it some strength. I got the uprights for my banister around the stair case opening welded up. No pics of them yet, you'll have to wait. Look close in the last pic, they are laying on the floor. Another shopping trip in the morning then full on construction . I'm hitting the great Tile store. I need some for under where the wood stove will go. I hope find something cool and cheap! Here are a couple pic's, dorf dude...
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:26 PM   #1803
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The ugly steel support beam is gone. I now have a 18x18cm Tamarack post in place. Campbell and Udo gave me a hand. It slipped right in .I only made about 1-1/3 cranks on the screw jack and the pressure was gone. Not 1 creak in the ceiling. I think I'm getting better at this! The hoist really made it easy. I had to think about that one. That post weighs over 200lbs. I got the pocket cut dead on for the post to set in. Now I can finally move forward on other things that all depended on the placement of the post. Time to Rock! I also painted the chimney today before we set the post. Yes there is a slight taper in the chimney. Here are a couple pics.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:08 PM   #1804
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Sweet man, going to start from the beginning, wish me luck :D
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:03 PM   #1805
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I got going with the banister. I hate working with warped wood. Once that is finished then I can get started on the floor. Getting there. dorf dude...
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:30 PM   #1806
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I've been at it almost 14 hours today with only a couple small breaks. Banister is in. Finally!! That was a sh!t load of work. I welded the uprights too. Only 1 mistake and it takes a good eye to see it. I Gorilla glued the end post to the floor. It is very solid. The Fein Multi Master came into play today. What a great tool for those special situations. Now I have to clean up before I can do any thing else. I hate cleaning, building is much more fun! Here are a few pic's from today, you can see my "Over Watcher Dude" next to the chimney, dorf dude...
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:54 PM   #1807
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nice work I can hear the clack of billiards from here coming thru the pumping sub-woofer tunes
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:16 PM   #1808
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I did a little cleaning up and got bored with that so I sealed up the Banister with clear coat. It is step and floor stuff, made of PU water based. Tricky to work with. I will apply one more coat and roll it, no brush. I layed out the tiles for the wood stove. I will glue them directly to the floor with construction adhesive, no grout groove. Normal tile glue will just crack over time. My house vibrates with the truck traffic. Here are a couple pics, dorf dude...
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:40 PM   #1809
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I got the tile glued down today around the chimney. My plans for the steps were to use some oak planks I've had forever. My saw wouldn't cut them. Change of plan. I decided to go with the same wood I have on top of the banister and main support post. Tamarack, some people know it as Larch. It is going to provide a great contrast to the Fir. I ripped the treads then Gorilla glued and screwed the nose pieces in. I need to plane then about 1mm still. I got a letter today that my lights are being held in Customs. I will go and rescue them tomorrow. The Chinese have not figured out how to fill out a declaration invoice yet! Here are a couple pics. dorf dude...
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:15 PM   #1810
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I went and got my upstairs lights out of Customs this morning. I got the treads all sanded down. Started with 40 grit on the belt sander then 80. Then with the Fein with 80 and finish with 120. Heres' a pic of the new light and tread. I'm too pooped to write any thing more. It is HOT here. dorf dude...
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:16 PM   #1811
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As usual, it is looking better and better every day.

It seems that you really rely on the Fein for many things and the knock-offs are just getting used in the U.S. now.

What will be going on the treads? If they are too slippery, Mai will have a problem getting to the "man room".

I understand the customs problems. I tried to send a couple of local beers to you and gave up because of restrictions (especially American beer into Germany). Importing Chinese goods into Germany may be much easier than getting some American products there legally.

The extra few feet of walls you added did a great job to increase the usable area and value.

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I've always hated slanted roof invading living space. It is so common here. The Germans just treat it as normal. I take it as offensive. The building will not dictate my living conditions. My old place before the divorce was bad about this. The ex didn't want to change it. Good thing I didn't either, wasted money there!! The new lights are great By the time shipping and Customs got done with me they were about $30 each. Bright as hell and only use 3 watts. There will be a big pay off in the end with power usage. My house is 97% LED. I'm so glad they finally got the technology going and the prices down. Here is a link http://www.ruyi-e.com/satisled/?zeni...suk1c3cd4bkp14 On the steps will be a Urethane, semi mat, I can't see covering the natural beauty of the wood. They will get scratched from her claws but anyway! I don't live in a perfect palace. Thanks for following and the support. dorf dude...
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:07 AM   #1813
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First thing this morning I laid out a paint station. Clamped board makes a great table and the reflection from the window would allow me to see the coverage. Worked great! During the day I got 3 coats laid on. I attacked the stairs. I got all the support brackets glued and screwed. I made a jig from a piece of laminate. It is the same width as my Rise, 18.5cm. I worked out how far back I need them and attached a piece of scrap. I would set one and move the jig up. Saved a ton of time. The beam on the wall has quite a twist in it. I hope we can pull it back with threaded rod. Campbell will probably help with that. Here are a few pic's. dorf dude...
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I can send you some special screws and wallplugs from Hilti which should fix your problem with the twisted beam - as long as the wall is somehow solid (e.g. no gypsum cardboard or OSB). I had almost the same problem today (twisted 6 x 16 cm solid beech) and the Hilti-stuff worked like a charm.

Shoot me a PM if interested, need the thickness of the wood and the wall for the correct size of the screws.
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I can send you some special screws and wallplugs from Hilti which should fix your problem with the twisted beam - as long as the wall is somehow solid (e.g. no gypsum cardboard or OSB). I had almost the same problem today (twisted 6 x 16 cm solid beech) and the Hilti-stuff worked like a charm.

Shoot me a PM if interested, need the thickness of the wood and the wall for the correct size of the screws.
Thanks for the offer. I will see what happens tomorrow and let you know. dorf dude...

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