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Old 07-19-2010, 03:46 PM   #1756
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I wish I could figure out how to write after a picture is posted instead of starting a new post, or is that possible?

I see what you are talking about with the twisted stick, it isn't quite long enough, but it sure is a pretty one, I just love the looks of that tree. I see where your wife removed the Honey Suckle from the small tree, it is hard to believe a vine can be strong enough to alter the growth of a tree, but they are.

I like your Japanese bridge, weeds and all. Good gravy, you have a new area we haven't seen every time we turn around. Your home place AND you are just amazing, you really should write a book.

Are you living in the main house yet or are ya'll still living in your cabin? I bet you like to go out early in the morning and just sit and drink a nice big hot cup of coffee as you watch the sun come up. Man what a dream!

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Buddy, your table top is totally outstanding, who ever the fortunate person is to buy ya'lls paradise will truly be blessed. I don't think I could give it up if it were mine. The deck where you are going to install that table would quickly become my favorite place to be. Where do you and your wife plan to go after you sell your place or have you given it any thought yet?

Here is a picture of the American Chestnut, they do look a lot alike and may be they are the same.
We do eat as many of our meals as possible on the front deck, especially if the weather is nice. The table is just to give us a place to put stuff when we have company for dinner, as the dining table itself is quite small.

When we go from here I would like to go over to Vancouver Island, somewhere north of Nanaimo, maybe to the Coombs/Errington area. I would get 5 acres most likely with a small house on it, and then build another one to suit. Or, alternately, if the house was OK, I would build myself a ginormous workshop far enough away from the house that all my racket wouldn't disturb the missus.
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I wish I could figure out how to write after a picture is posted instead of starting a new post, or is that possible?

I see what you are talking about with the twisted stick, it isn't quite long enough, but it sure is a pretty one, I just love the looks of that tree. I see where your wife removed the Honey Suckle from the small tree, it is hard to believe a vine can be strong enough to alter the growth of a tree, but they are.

I like your Japanese bridge, weeds and all. Good gravy, you have a new area we haven't seen every time we turn around. Your home place AND you are just amazing, you really should write a book.

Are you living in the main house yet or are ya'll still living in your cabin? I bet you like to go out early in the morning and just sit and drink a nice big hot cup of coffee as you watch the sun come up. Man what a dream!
Once you have a picture posted - as in submitted and it's up on the thread, about the only thing you can do is to hit the edit button, and then you can add more to it.

Or if you have written something, then attached the pic, and you want to write more, just go back to the box where you write and carry on. You can edit any post you have ever made at any time.

Not in the main house yet, but I spend pretty much all my waking hours in here. This is where I have the computer set up.

I'm an early riser for sure, but on our side of the island we don't get much of a sunrise. It has to get over the trees before we see it. Sunsets on the other hand are terrific from this side.

Didn't I have a bunch of stuff posted before about the J. garden? There is still a ton of work to do there, including building a much longer single span bridge over the pond...the one with the leaky liner!!!!
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The soffit did actually get started yesterday, but it seems that for whatever reason the tapers are not quite right.

I believe it is in part due to the fact that these boards are wider than the top bunch. Which would mean the outside of the circle wouldn't "grow" fast enough to keep up with the inside.

Back to the drawing board...re-cut all the tapers, re-do the dadoes, and re-stain the freshly cut edges.

The wood work is done...I'll get to the staining in the morning.
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Thanks Keith for the information on how to post after a picture, I didn't think about that.

My stars, you are planning to build another home if the house isn't the way ya'll want it? Unreal, where do you find all that energy to keep going? I built our kitchen cabinets about three years ago and it took me 6 months. Had I still been able to work it wouldn't have taken but about three weeks. I still have several things to do to our very small house and I am beginning to wonder if I ever will get them done and I am younger than you are by one year. You are truly an amazing young spirited man.

I noticed you said your tapers weren't just right. Does the table top just sit on top with the tapers slid into slots?

Buddy, you probably did post on your Japanese garden earlier my memory is just not very good anymore.

You have shown us several beautiful Sunsets but a picture won't come close to seeing them first hand, I am sure.

Thanks again Keith.

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Sorry Jim, I think I messed up again.

The tapers I was referring to are on the soffit boards. The table top has 10 boards screwed on to the back side, and the top of the legs have tenons cut into them. Each tenon fits between a pair of boards.

The soffit -as I expect you can tell - is going under the deck in front of the master bed room. Because it is a long curve, the soffit boards must be tapered to accommodate that curve. I didn't quite have enough taper on each of the boards, but that has now been done.

I'm just now going to move the boards outside and get the edges re-stained.
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Buddy, you didn't mess up it was just me not understanding. I did remember you showing how the bottom of your table was, I just got confused and thought maybe I missed something there. Did you make a jig to cut the tapers for the soffit boards?
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Buddy, you didn't mess up it was just me not understanding. I did remember you showing how the bottom of your table was, I just got confused and thought maybe I missed something there. Did you make a jig to cut the tapers for the soffit boards?
OK Jim, thanks for that...it is usually me that gets it all mixed up!

Yes, I made a simple jig, but I couldn't find the one I originally used for the soffit on the roof, so I made another one. It turned out to be something like 3/8" too little taper.
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Here is the pile which I cut and redid the dadoes on last night.
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...and this is all I get off them when they are trimmed.
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This is the simple jig I used to cut the tapers with.

The jig is laid on the saw table thin end first. Then the soffit board is tucked into the jig so that it butts up against the stop at the end of the jig. Then the whole shebang is passed through the table saw...done!
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That is a stack of boards you had to rework. I hate it when I don't get things right the first time. That is a simple jig that works well. Thanks for sharing with us.
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That is a stack of boards you had to rework. I hate it when I don't get things right the first time. That is a simple jig that works well. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Do you have enough of the pieces you cut off the boards to make a trellis?

Of course, you probably have enough projects without adding another.

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This is the simple jig I used to cut the tapers with.

The jig is laid on the saw table thin end first. Then the soffit board is tucked into the jig so that it butts up against the stop at the end of the jig. Then the whole shebang is passed through the table saw...done!
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