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Old 09-05-2010, 10:09 AM   #1081
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those accents look great right where they are...

nice job.
They sure do, don't they? I just noticed that Shu has two sets of accents perfectly placed on both sides of the shower. Just enough and not too much.

Too much of a good thing can sometimes look gaudy. This just looks classy. I think the whole room is extremely well done.
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:59 AM   #1082
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Thanks for the positive feedback. I did hold back on the accents to keep it subtle. Today I finished my storage shelves with tiles. They are not square so it took some time. I also layed the threshold of the bathroom door and finished the floor. Tomorrow I will grout the wall and maybe the floor.
As you might know I roll my own smokes. Today I rolled and lit one then went outside. I smelled a paper burning smell but couldn't find it. Later I did, I piece of lit tobacco fell into my brand new box of shells. I got lucky on this one. More pics as things get going. dorf dude...
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:30 PM   #1083
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On a side note.... I used to do stained glass. Here is a picture of a mosaic I did some years ago. Note the tolorances of the gaps. You think tile is hard? Each feather is a seperate piece. Maybe in the new house I will get the bug again and do some more in the future. Thought you might like this. dorf dude...
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You THOUGHT we might like it?????? Are you kidding me???

That's outstanding!

You do know that the name of our house is "Eagles Reach" don't you?

I just showed it to the missus...she has been trying to get going on some stained glass work. Good heavens man, I only hope she gets 1/10 as good as you.

What kind of saw or grinder do you use when you cut and fit your glass?
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:16 PM   #1085
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Shu -

After seeing the glass art work, I now see where the class and feeling of your rebuild come stems from.

Where do you plan to put the next stained glass masterpiece? - Inserts inside the front windows?


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Old 09-05-2010, 08:48 PM   #1086
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Shu -

After seeing the glass art work, I now see where the class and feeling of your rebuild come stems from.

Where do you plan to put the next stained glass masterpiece? - Inserts inside the front windows?


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I couldn't agree more! Very well said!
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:57 PM   #1087
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I'm not doing stained glass anymore, maybe in the future. I had a very productive day, went by the tile store for the shower step. Great snag! I grouted about 2/3'rds of my wall and ran out of grout. I also picked up the paint for the inside walls. It is a slight yellow orange color. That will work well with massive wood inside.
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:06 PM   #1088
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Scott -

I had a Corvette that I stored in a old barn over the winter and mice and similar things were everywhere. They could get into everything. I used an old method of shaving some Irish Spring bar soap and putting it inside the car. I also hang some from my tomato and pepper plants to avoid deer from eating them. I also put a few shavings in my exhaust pipe remembering my bosses 1955 Corvette when the mice were blown out when it was towed out of storage and restarted.

I don't think it is anything bad for animals, but the smell seems to discourage them.

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With my old diesel truck which I still have it but not start very often but I do throw in few moth balls in the exhaust stack and they pratcally hate it inside the cab I put in alot of ceder chips that will discourage the mouse in there.

But when start it up first time just tug them outside first otherwise you will have flying mothballs everywhere.

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Mental planning only today, My cold is kickin my butt. I have no energy by the time I finish work. Wait until we get the shower in!! Wow will be the words that come to mind. . Big things on the horizon. dorf dude...
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Mental planning only today, My cold is kickin my butt. I have no energy by the time I finish work. Wait until we get the shower in!! Wow will be the words that come to mind. . Big things on the horizon. dorf dude...
Not that I wish you ill or anything...but this gives me a chance to catch up!

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Are those wall-mounted toilets standard over there? They are a good idea but you pay a premium for such a thing here. Are you going to install a bidet? They seemed pretty common there. I had never seen one before Germany- had to ask someone what it was.

Cigarettes cost $4.50 a pack minimum here in NY with the new tax. I can't imagine not rolling your own here since they don't tax loose tobacco but most people still buy the pre-rolled ones.
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Here is a pic of the Tile Store "Opel" Fantastic place! Steve started rolling out some paint and Campbell got going on the shower base. What do you think of Steve's pants? He got no slack from us over them. I just sat back and drank beer. Not really. Wait until the next pic's. dorf dude...
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Nice tile store, looks like they have all sorts of cool stuff n there.

And what's wrong with the pants anyway?
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Today Campbell and I hit the shower base. He did the right side and I took the left. The reason for raising it is because of the drain. It also came out looking a million times better than setting it on the floor. I just need to grout it and set the shower base. Total cost was $5 for the tiles. I scrounged through the rests in their warehouse. Paint crew is showing up today. I didn't tell them that we will need to clean up first. I have some great friends, Thanks. dorf dude...
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