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Old 02-26-2012, 05:33 AM   #2071
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Since today is Sunday I had to do quiet work. I left a gap around the edges on purpose. I masked it off and calked it with black acrylic. It didn't come out that bad. Here are a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:12 AM   #2072
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Kitchen looks great
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:03 AM   #2073
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That really looks good! Nice design!

Do you have a dishwasher? Are they common in Germany?

What's your favorite thing to cook now that your new kitchen is complete?

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Old 02-26-2012, 10:49 AM   #2074
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That really looks good! Nice design!

Do you have a dishwasher? Are they common in Germany?

What's your favorite thing to cook now that your new kitchen is complete?

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I use my hands to wash dishes. Dishwashers are common here but I couldn't justify the price with me being a single guy. I cooked a Schnitzel today .Thanks for following. dorf dude...
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:05 AM   #2075
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I went and visited an old friend today. He restores Mercedes. I took a couple pic's for your enjoyment. I only know a little about the white one. We walked into the shop and I spotted 4 racing slicks and asked why he would need them? He restores classic road cars. He then pointed to the white car on the lift. Full race cage and suspension. Check out the rear wheel flairs! It is a late 60's 6.3. He smiled and said that it will actually be about 6.9 liter when they are done. The owner is sparing no expense and wants to win at the road track. You don't see many of these racing. Enjoy, dorf dude
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:10 PM   #2076
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Today I got the kick board finished. I guess that's what it's called. The panel below the bar table area. I've ordered bar stools, black of course. Found a great deal online. I hope they aren't junk. I spent te whole day dealing with little tirm pieces and getting power for the exhaust fan and under lighting. Time for another beer . dorf dude...
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Looks great, I really like the wider counter top, that's a great look, and very practical, too. I've been thinking of replacing the counters in my kitchen, so I just might steal that idea.

Do you think the top is high enough for proper bar stools, or will you get lower ones? I have a bar setup, but the bar is a bit higher than the counter, and that matches the bar stools I have. (Bought them in Florida, back when I was working there.)
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The bar stools I ordered are adjustable like a desk chair. Today I went to Ikea. Made a great haul, too much to list. I did get wooden venetian blinds for a couple windows. When I cut them to length I had lots of slats left over. I showed them to Campbell and he suggested fillilng the gap on the kick strip under the counter with a couple. Fantastic idea! . Here is a before and after. Also a pic of the blinds. Much more to follow. dorf dord
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:24 PM   #2079
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Today I picked up the hand rail for the stair case. Why is it a system can not be made correctly? The plates that mount on the side with threaded rod for the uprights were wrong. The rods were to long. I couldn't tighten up the uprights. It's a really good thing I have a hand held band saw. One of the best tools I ever bought. I don't use it often but when I do it kicks butt. I had to take about 3/8" off every rod so the cap nuts would fully tighten. Ok that problem fixed. My side is 4mm cables, 7 rows. I bought 3 packs, double checked the UPC number just to make sure I had the right stuff. First 2 packs no problem, 3rd pack is larger diameter. It won't fit in the connector. I've got to go back. Here is a tip on how to measure cable. You will never get a tape measure to lay along a cable. I mounted the cable in place and then marked it. Took it out, wrapped tape around the cut area and then used a grinder with a thin blade. Worked great. I hope for finished pic's tomorrow. dorf dude
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That looks fantastic! I love the mix of the wood & the steel.
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That looks fantastic! I love the mix of the wood & the steel.
So do I!! But I hate the junk pile under the stairs. Soon, very soon.
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Here is another tip. Many of you probably already know but for the ones who don't. I mounted the top and bottom uprights. and then needed to center the remaining 2. I had a space of 294cm, you divide by 3 and that gives 98cm. You always divide by 1 more than your uprights. You are creating 3 gap spaces with 2 solids. Make sense? This is the case with all carpentry. I hope this helps someone. dorf dude...
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About the cars, since I also a car nut, I will take the silver Mercedes roadster for my personal car and white sedan for my road racing car since it is rigid, but built like U.S. NASCAR tank. Why is it that Germans like to race anything that has wheels? I went to a truck race there and expected pick-up trucks and saw large semi tractors (MANN, Mercedes, Volvo, Kenworth and others) on a combination oval/road track.

The railing looks like it has come out fine except for the rod length goof that you corrected. The bottom anchorage system looks good and will probably work well in the end. The bottom hardware is neat clean and seems to be sound and allow for tension adjustment through time. Are the connections on the short side of the lower uprights a pin into a hole or is there some other anchoring method to prevent rotation? Notice the black building inspector in the last photo. - Clear sealer on the stairway?

The blinds show work well for light control in the daytime. It was a good idea to mount them on the window instead of on the frame or trim.

Great contrast of materials, color and texture!! - Corks are coming.

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I have always loved the cable railing look. Nice work!
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:39 PM   #2085
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Here is where I'm at .Handrail is in. I'm building a little desk under the stairs. I will mount shelving on the wall to hold important folders etc... I need to close off the back of the steps to keep crap from falling down. Computer and printer will be here too. I will have to go wireless. It's starting to feel like a house and not a construction zone . Here's a pic. dorf dude...
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