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Old 05-09-2010, 03:17 PM   #691
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Not "Fancy Dancy" but "Fancy Smansy" My artistic flair is coming out. It took me a long time to get it just right. Wait for future unveilings. dorf dude...

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Old 05-10-2010, 09:23 PM   #692
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we're waiting... patiently...

both you and cocobolo are my fav topics here.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:07 PM   #693
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...well, whaddya think Shu? Does the man have impeccable taste, or what!
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:38 PM   #694
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I finished out the edges of the floor tile in the bathroom for the most part. I took down the holding boards for the patches, they seem ok. I started on the uneven wall again with tiles. It's not perfect but I really don't care. Tiles are tiles no matter what. so the grout isn't a perfect seam, they still do the same job! I'm trying get them even as best I can. When inspecting eyes happen to see it and say something then look out for my reply. I've noticed that the stones around my window are in pretty good shape there is beauty under the old stucco. I have a plan to leave them exposed, stay tuned for that one. Here are some more pics, dorf dude...
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:30 PM   #695
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I've been making small steps the last couple days. I've had other commitments but I had to get a little something done. At least it's something. I hope for a big push on the weekend. I got 2 more rows of tile in and the light switch and cables in the wall. I put 2 cables in in case I wanted seperate "Mood" lighting. Mounting the tiles really sucks because I didn't make the wall straight and smooth. My own fault. Here are a couple pics, dorf dude...
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Well, it seems to me that the tiles don't look too bad at all. When you get them all on and grouted who is going to know?
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I will know and there is 1 tile that is really bad. I'm thinking about knocking it out and re-do it. I wanted to test my Fein Multitool and this would be a good opportunity. dorf dude...
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Today was very productive. I got the wall done to the end. I got creative with some tiles the store threw in for free. I cut a template so the cutouts would be the same. I still have some more tiles to use later as I get the rest tiled. I'm planning on stucco above the tiles to the ceiling. I might tile it but I have to think on that. My Brad nailer and Gorilla glue came in handy mounting the fill panels between the beams. I used tile glue and some of the fiberglass mesh I had left over from doing the outside stucco. It's starting to come together . dorf dude...
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Tonight I got the stones around the window dressed up. They look better in person than in the pic's. I'm getting excited about this section. It is going to turn out really cool. I also bought a set of recessed LED lights. I will test them and see how they work. I'm not sure about the quality of light. Here are a few pics. I included a pic of my weapons against the wall. In the 3rd pic you can see how thick the walls are. dorf dude
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DD, that old air chisel still works with that wire 'fix'? Wow! Work looks great!
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It was new when we started! The wire fix was your greatest invention , thanks for inventing it. I'm not spending $5 every time the spring breaks any more . It has been replaced many times since the first time. I have also figured out that we had the air pressure too high. It was slamming the chisel out of the barrel way to hard. That is also why it was the elbow breaker. I now have the pressure down and it works better and is not so violent... dorf dude
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Today I got the area around the door cleaned. What a mess! So much dust. The sandstone looks pretty good. Campbell doesn't like the bricks but I'm warming up to them. My plan is to leave this exposed. I will put new grout in and seal them. My temp light switch should be gone in a couple days. I set a cup for the new switch and chiseled a groove for the cable. You will not be able to see it when finished. Only 1 pic today. Time for a shower. dorf dude....
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If there's more to be tiled let me know, ( since the US economy 's slow). (:
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Today I got the area around the door cleaned. What a mess! So much dust. The sandstone looks pretty good. Campbell doesn't like the bricks but I'm warming up to them. My plan is to leave this exposed. I will put new grout in and seal them. My temp light switch should be gone in a couple days. I set a cup for the new switch and chiseled a groove for the cable. Only 1 pic today. Time for a shower. dorf dude....
I'm with you, not Campbell. The arched brick header with the stone surround is a cool look! Shows off the age and character of the house, and I'm sure you'll finish it up to blend with the modern upgrades.

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