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Old 07-29-2010, 10:26 PM   #1951
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...and yes, I got some more wood on the railing this morning, and going out to do some more right now! Getting very close to the end!

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Old 07-29-2010, 10:55 PM   #1952
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It must be a relief having all the details finalized.

But WOW! what you have to go through to get it home! Can you get some help with it?

It makes me wonder what it must have been like transporting enough glass to make the 91 windows in your house.

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Goooooodness, that is going to be one hard day buddy. I am with Barb, can you get someone to help with that? There is no way under the Sun I could even begin to attempt that. I am wore out now, I got to go rest up a little.
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I think I might ask my friend Allen if he can help me.

It's a big enough job for a young guy, never mind an old fart like me!

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Goooooodness, that is going to be one hard day buddy. I am with Barb, can you get someone to help with that? There is no way under the Sun I could even begin to attempt that. I am wore out now, I got to go rest up a little.
I'm pretty sure that this is a two day job. Can't make two round trips in one day with the sailboat and load and unload all that tile! It's the loading/unloading that will take the time. And the tide must be high when I'm offloading from the skiff, otherwise I can't even get it to the head of our bay.

It's all a matter of logistics...and a little bit of luck.
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:27 AM   #1956
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It's another trip to town tomorrow...the family is coming over on the long weekend coming up so we need to load up on groceries and whatnot.

I think we need a little lumber so I can finish framing in HRH's door for the studio. And a big can of stain for the house. We got two gallons two weeks ago and poof...it's all used up.

Just cut up another 100+ lineal feet of cedar strip for the railing, and I hope to put some on in the morning before we head out. And perhaps even better, maybe the last of it tomorrow night!
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Either I must have done something right in a past life, or someone is looking over my shoulder. Tides from the 6th to the 12th of August are perfect for offloading here. Maybe even the 5th if it gets up here that quickly, although the barometer would need to be down to get the tide up.

I'm almost looking forward to this...I said almost.
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Where will you leave the tile that has to wait for the trip across on the second day?
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Where will you leave the tile that has to wait for the trip across on the second day?
Right where the truck drops it. I can't see too many people wanting to move another ton of tile.

Folks routinely leave large lots of building materials at the marina for pickup later. Mostly they need to wait for the tide.

This is Canada you know. I know where you are if things aren't nailed down they are gone before your back is turned!
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1/100th of an inch ?

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You know, Bud, I thought about that long and hard. But just imagine that last grout joint...750 tiles at 1/100"...that would be 7 1/2"!
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I was wondering the same thing. Down this way if you turn your back it is gone. It is great to know somewhere in this world some folks are still good people.
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You know, Bud, I thought about that long and hard. But just imagine that last grout joint...750 tiles at 1/100"...that would be 7 1/2"!
True enough......but......1/100th? Just seemed to be (needlessly) splitting hairs to me. I guess I found it amusing that anyone could/would even notice. Hell, tiles vary that much (and a lot more) from one to the next all day long every day. That's why all of my layouts all of these years have been screwed up I guess. Nevermind.










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Just as we had left Ruxton this morning headed for Boat Harbour, I got a call from the tile supplier in California.

I can hear you all saying "Oh, No....what now!"

I too thought maybe I was going to get some excuse as to why they all of a sudden couldn't supply the tile, but not so.

Bill, the dispatcher, was good enough to call to let me know that they didn't have enough tile on hand to fill the order. The new shipment was supposed to arrive first thing this morning, but didn't.

He called down to Mexico to find out where the truck was, and it turns out that it hadn't even got out of Mexico yet. It is, however, due at their yard on Tuesday...and he has promised to let me know as soon as it has arrived.

I breathed a hefty sigh of relief when I closed the phone!
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Whew, I was thinking the worst. Are they going to send you tiles all from the same run or mixed runs? I hope they are from the same run so all the tiles will be the same color and size. I guess I am just an ole worrier.

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Whew, I was thinking the worst. Are they going to send you tiles all from the same run or mixed runs? I hope they are from the same run so all the tiles will be the same color and size. I guess I am just an ole worrier.

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Probably not Jim.

But one of the interesting things about Saltillo tiles - I've learned an awful lot lately about these things - is that the colour of the tile varies a little depending on where it is placed in the kiln for firing.

So it is essentially impossible to get identical saltillo tiles.

And, being made the way they are - something which hasn't changed at Saltillo since the early 1500's - they will vary a little in both thickness and overall size.

When you look at a terra cotta tile installation, you can usually see the size difference. Notice that the grout lines on this type of installation is usually up around 5/8" or even more.

However, that is what gives this sort of tile its' unique character, no two being identical. The missus likes that, which is a good thing.

I will get to play with the slightly different colours on the floor when I do the layout.


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