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Old 07-20-2010, 04:08 PM   #1771
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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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I think they might be a tad too skinny...but I am in the process of ripping up 500 lineal feet plus of 1 x 2 red cedar for the long top railing outside the master bed room. There might be some bits and pieces left over from that.

And since when did I ever have enough projects!!

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Old 07-20-2010, 04:09 PM   #1772
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You must have one tall saw blade
OK, you got me on that one!
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:31 PM   #1773
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Holytoleedo! I'm gone a few days and this thread grew! Whatchya feedin' it these days Keith? 10-10-10?

As always I love stopping by and reading about new folks droppin' (HEY JIM!)in to see your wonderful work! I loved reading about putting in the butterflies. That's cool! And the table top is fantastic!

But, I must say that I LOVE the rock wall the Missus put up. It's beautiful! I do so love rock! I have pics of my rockbed around here somewhere...

Anyway, just thought I'd drop in for a jiff. Yes, I do have a question.....no, actually a favor......when you get the time (yes, even I am laughing) how about posting pics of the whole ship and kaboodle Keith? You know....front of the house, side of the house, back of the house....etc. Wide lens. I'd like to see the whole picture.

Wouldn't everyone else? Come on! Wouldn't you all like to see the whole set up? I think I hear everyone Keith......

"YES KEITH!"

"Oh that would be wonderful!"

"Yeah, I want to see how many clamps he has on each view of the house!"

"Yes, and I'd love seeing the house from the water. Maybe a sunset or sunrise shinning on it."

See what I mean Keith? We all would! When you get....the time........
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.... Very well put. Do you teach a Creative Writing class at your school Tracy?

I'll have to agree with her Keith. I'd like to see that too. Unless you have to wait until there aren't leaves on the trees blocking the view.

Or maybe... you're waiting until it's all done to do a big reveal?
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Your arbutus is known as Pacific Madrone on the soggy side of Oregon. When were riding our bycycles across the state, we knew we were in western Oregon by the madrone. A beutifull tree with the patterns of peeling bark.
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Holytoleedo! I'm gone a few days and this thread grew! Whatchya feedin' it these days Keith? 10-10-10?

As always I love stopping by and reading about new folks droppin' (HEY JIM!)in to see your wonderful work! I loved reading about putting in the butterflies. That's cool! And the table top is fantastic!

But, I must say that I LOVE the rock wall the Missus put up. It's beautiful! I do so love rock! I have pics of my rockbed around here somewhere...

Anyway, just thought I'd drop in for a jiff. Yes, I do have a question.....no, actually a favor......when you get the time (yes, even I am laughing) how about posting pics of the whole ship and kaboodle Keith? You know....front of the house, side of the house, back of the house....etc. Wide lens. I'd like to see the whole picture.

Wouldn't everyone else? Come on! Wouldn't you all like to see the whole set up? I think I hear everyone Keith......

"YES KEITH!"

"Oh that would be wonderful!"

"Yeah, I want to see how many clamps he has on each view of the house!"

"Yes, and I'd love seeing the house from the water. Maybe a sunset or sunrise shinning on it."

See what I mean Keith? We all would! When you get....the time........
Tell you what Tracy...when you get a minute, why don't you just pop on over and take the pix for me.

In the mean time, I'll find all the clamps I have and start attaching them to stuff everywhere...

Then I'll need to cut a few trees down so the sunrise will hit the house...

oh yes, and would you mind sending me up a nice wide angle lens to fit a Canon...thanks much!

We should be all set then, right?
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Your arbutus is known as Pacific Madrone on the soggy side of Oregon. When were riding our bycycles across the state, we knew we were in western Oregon by the madrone. A beutifull tree with the patterns of peeling bark.
Arbutus menziesii is known as Pacific Madrone as soon as you cross into the U.S. Why we don't refer to it as Madrone, or Madrona sometimes up in Canada I don't know.

And where you were in western Oregon is smack dab in the middle of its' range. Which means that you got to see the tree at its' very finest. Also probably the biggest.

Does anyone know the name of the town which has an ancient woodworking shop which you can walk all the way through and see everything in action? All the tools, lathes etc., are powered by overhead shafts and big drive belts. Really interesting place...if you like wood.

Pretty sure it is in Oregon, probably somewhere just off I 5, and all they do is work Madrone.
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It seemed to be one of those days where I worked all day and got nothing done. But this morning, a junk rigged sailboat came past and I got his pic. Unfortunately, the sails are almost edge on to where we are, so it's difficult to actually see the rig.
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...and while I'm at it, we have a few boats in the bay tonight from such places as Vancouver and Victoria, Seattle, Washington and the closest powerboat in the pic is from Alaska.
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Now I have a question for you glass cutting experts please.

I have several pieces of this glass which we found a few days ago in a big salvage yard over at Coombs.

The glass is 1/4" thick, and the design on it appears to have been sandblasted into the glass. Which means that one side of the glass is rough.

I need to cut it down so that it will fit into the small window frames in the living room.

What clever tricks can you tell me about to cut this glass cleanly? Thanks.
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That soffit which was causing me all those problems has been fixed...and re-stained.
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...and I think if you look closely, you can see where the edge of the last board up now matches the angle of that truss joist just about perfectly.

So that annoying little problem has been taken care of.
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And once again, true to form, I left this pic until it was too late. I should have tried when the sun was high instead of just setting...

Here's the table top...but there is still a spot or two not sealed properly. Hopefully tomorrow will see the end of that foolishness.
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Plus...heaven forbid that I should forget this...I spent three hours on the table saw and planer getting some strips out for the top railing. I will move them up to the deck first thing in the morning and get started on the installation.

Believe it or else, this is a somewhat intimidating job, even for me. I measured the length of the railing...and it is going to be 43 feet long. Right to the inch. Make no mistake, this is going to be one complicated glue-up.

As far as I know right now, there will be three rows of yellow cedar and the balance will be red. Probably around 10 rows of that.

I toyed with the idea of adding a row or two of arbutus, but I don't know how the hardwood would react as far as movement goes with the softwoods.

I still have a couple of long boards of extremely nice red cedar to turn into strips. Perhaps that will get done on the morrow as well.

Gotta get my thinking cap on now to make sure I don't miss anything on this one.
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Hey Tracy, it is good to meet you. I am glad to see someone posting, I thought I might have ran everyone off of Keith's thread.

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