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Old 07-15-2010, 06:37 PM   #1696
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Considering that she dislikes being out in the hot sun, I have to give her credit for persevering until she was finished.
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And then this morning, she got me to give her a hand to move some pots in place.
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Wow! Tell her it looks beautiful! She did a great job on it.

Are the stones from the island?

Are the little round black things lights?

She did a really nice job on the mortar between the stones too.

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Wow! Tell her it looks beautiful! She did a great job on it.

Are the stones from the island?

Are the little round black things lights?

She did a really nice job on the mortar between the stones too.

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All the stones are from right here.

The little round things are the south end of wine bottles.

And she will be thrilled to hear your comments about the mortar.

The last time she tried it, none of the rocks stuck. But this time she took her time and got enough wet mortar between all the rocks. They all appear to have stuck really well - she tested them!

I will be more than pleased to pass along your compliments. And thank you!
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That's a cool idea. The glass will look pretty with the sun shining on it too.

It looks like she put a lot of time into all of the landscaping around the sign - very lovely!
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In that last pic above you can see some notches at the edge of the deck. That is where the legs (post 1667) will fit, or at least they're supposed to.

It was the notches and the subsequent finding out about the arbutus table which prompted the missus to get the rocky plant stand done.
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I just had to come all the way to the last post to tell you I am way back on page #69 enjoying the dickens out of this fantastic adventure you have so graciously allowed us to thoroughly enjoy. I thank you for the huge amount of time and effort it has been for you, so we can be right there with you.

I can smell the sawdust and feel it flying everywhere, man what a ride so far.

I am taking my time to get to the current post as I am soaking up all you have done where you have been and where you are going. Thank you so much.

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Whew, I finally made it here to the end. Man o man o man, this has been a wonderful adventure for myself and can only imagine how great it has been for you and your very creative, as well, wife. Where in the world do you get all the energy to do all you do? You both are amazing to say the least.

Keith, after reading all of the posts in your great story, I feel like I have known you all my life. Thank you once again for allowing us to be a part of your life, you are living my dream.

I was wondering where you were going to put the table you built. as beautiful as it is, it would be hard for me to put it outside. I will be glued to this thread til the end. In my 37 year career in woodworking it takes a lot to impress me but you, your craftsmanship and your adventurous nature really impress me my friend.

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The last time she tried it, none of the rocks stuck. But this time she took her time and got enough wet mortar between all the rocks.
Next time...try wetting the stones first then let them sit just a few minutes before applying the mortar. A little extra Portland cement will also help with bonding to the stones but a little moisture is the key. It serves as a magnet and draws the mortar to and into the surface of the stone. All stones will (believe it or not) take-on a little moisture.

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I'm beginning to think Keith and wife number two secretly employ a small army of craftsmen.
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Next time...try wetting the stones first then let them sit just a few minutes before applying the mortar. A little extra Portland cement will also help with bonding to the stones but a little moisture is the key. It serves as a magnet and draws the mortar to and into the surface of the stone. All stones will (believe it or not) take-on a little moisture.
You know how there are some things that you just cannot tell a wife? Well, that's one of them. So I "accidentally" spilled some water on some of the rocks and casually mentioned that if she were to deliberately wet the rocks, the mortar would stick better. It worked!

I'm beginning to think Keith and wife number two secretly employ a small army of craftsmen.
Don't tell me that I had one of them in one of my pix...I was trying to be so careful to make sure you couldn't see them. Besides, they are small anyway...so there.
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Whew, I finally made it here to the end. Man o man o man, this has been a wonderful adventure for myself and can only imagine how great it has been for you and your very creative, as well, wife. Where in the world do you get all the energy to do all you do? You both are amazing to say the least.

Keith, after reading all of the posts in your great story, I feel like I have known you all my life. Thank you once again for allowing us to be a part of your life, you are living my dream.

I was wondering where you were going to put the table you built. as beautiful as it is, it would be hard for me to put it outside. I will be glued to this thread til the end. In my 37 year career in woodworking it takes a lot to impress me but you, your craftsmanship and your adventurous nature really impress me my friend.

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Jim:

All I can say is a heartfelt "Thank you" for your extremely kind comments.

I'm afraid my energy levels seem to be dropping steadily, so I need to get everything done that I possibly can before it's too late.

That table will go outside on the edge of the small round deck. The top will be screwed on to the legs with stainless steel screws and could be removable. Whether or not I actually take it off for the winter remains to be seen. The other thing I thought of was to get the missus to make a cover for it, something water proof perhaps. We'll have to think about that one.

Now a question for you...are you running a thread here? If so, I'd definitely need to take a look.

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No Keith, I don't have a thread up at this time. I didn't start taking pictures of my work until the last few years of my career. The last 15 years we mostly did restoration work of homes of the 1800s period which I loved and know with your talent you would have made a great restorationist.

I too have laminated several handrails such as you and one of them took me a month working everyday as it was a difficult one. I used white oak and heated the wood to bend it. I had to horizontal laminate that one as the rail wasn't just a spiral it also had over bends and under bends as well as curves.

So much for my stuff, this is your thread. Do you already have your cabinets built? We would love to see them if you have, they must be out of this world. If not please tell us how you are going to build them, I hope I didn't over look them way back earlier.

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No Keith, I don't have a thread up at this time. I didn't start taking pictures of my work until the last few years of my career. The last 15 years we mostly did restoration work of homes of the 1800s period which I loved and know with your talent you would have made a great restorationist.

I too have laminated several handrails such as you and one of them took me a month working everyday as it was a difficult one. I used white oak and heated the wood to bend it. I had to horizontal laminate that one as the rail wasn't just a spiral it also had over bends and under bends as well as curves.

So much for my stuff, this is your thread. Do you already have your cabinets built? We would love to see them if you have, they must be out of this world. If not please tell us how you are going to build them, I hope I didn't over look them way back earlier.

Jim
Oooohh Jim, I envy you something fierce being able to do that lovely old restoration work.

The closest I ever came to that was at an old hotel in Revelstoke, I believe it was called the King Edward. Originally built in 1905 if I recall. Which is fairly old for a hotel in British Columbia. I built a lounge downstairs, and all the woodwork was oak, which was kind of nice. All done out in a very old style. One of the nicer jobs it has been my privilege to look after.

Cabinets not done yet...about all there is going to be will be the kitchen cabs. They will have to match those infernal curves that some crazy designer just couldn't live without!
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The closest I ever came to that was at an old hotel in Revelstoke, I believe it was called the King Edward. Originally built in 1905 if I recall. Which is fairly old for a hotel in British Columbia. I built a lounge downstairs, and all the woodwork was oak, which was kind of nice. All done out in a very old style. One of the nicer jobs it has been my privilege to look after.
I'll be checking that out on the August long weekend...

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When I did the job, the owner's name was Roy something? I think it's a safe bet the hotel has changed hands now as he was probably well into his 70's at the time, and this would have been around 1983-4-5-maybe.

Let me know if the lounge is still intact, or if the locals have totally destroyed it.

Look on the walls for a product which looks like chamois leather. It's called Laif, and we imported it from Italy just to do this place. $1,000 a roll at the time.

You can put a running pad sander on it, lean on it hard - then just wipe it with your hand and it looks like it has never been touched. Amazing stuff.

Take some pix if they'll let you (or even if they won't!) and email them to me. I'll give you my email addie by p.m.
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Oooohh Jim, I envy you something fierce being able to do that lovely old restoration work.

The closest I ever came to that was at an old hotel in Revelstoke, I believe it was called the King Edward. Originally built in 1905 if I recall. Which is fairly old for a hotel in British Columbia. I built a lounge downstairs, and all the woodwork was oak, which was kind of nice. All done out in a very old style. One of the nicer jobs it has been my privilege to look after.

Cabinets not done yet...about all there is going to be will be the kitchen cabs. They will have to match those infernal curves that some crazy designer just couldn't live without!

I sure wish you had some pictures of the lounge, it had to be beautiful. I can't wait to see your cabinets and how you build to the curves. What type of counter tops are ya'll planning on? Do you think you will finish up this summer as you planned? Man I am full of...questions. I will get out of your way now and watch as you continue your beautiful creations.

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