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Old 08-07-2010, 11:07 PM   #2056
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Incidentally, all three of these hammers weigh within one ounce of each other. Yep, that surprised me!

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Just checked the weather for tomorrow...it looks like there is a fair chance of rain again.

Which means inside work...I may try to get a couple of sets of door jambs made up. Or maybe get on to some of the plumbing which needs to be done. Or possibly get some of the stair treads installed.

There's a thousand things to do, I guess it will depend on how energetic I feel in the morning.

The railing did get wet today, but the water seems to have beaded up quite well. It looks like - for the most part anyway - that the varnish has done its' job.
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We could use a little more rain down this way, the heat index has hit 120F and that is just a little too warm for this ole boy.

Being retired does have it's draw back for me, I wish I could go back to work, I really did love it. Do you think you will wind your home up by winter time? I know you will never be completely finished as there is always something to do or change.

In building, I guess stair work was my favorite and I got a few that really did challenge me and that was right down my alley. What type of wood are you using on your treads inside? Good gravy, here I go with a thousand questions again.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:16 AM   #2059
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We could use a little more rain down this way, the heat index has hit 120F and that is just a little too warm for this ole boy.

Being retired does have it's draw back for me, I wish I could go back to work, I really did love it. Do you think you will wind your home up by winter time? I know you will never be completely finished as there is always something to do or change.

In building, I guess stair work was my favorite and I got a few that really did challenge me and that was right down my alley. What type of wood are you using on your treads inside? Good gravy, here I go with a thousand questions again.
The computer weather prediction for yesterday was right on the money, and it called for more rain at 6 a.m. this morning. Right again!

That has cooled things down nicely, although it is due to get very warm again as soon as the rain is done.

I would like to think that the real work might be done by winter...although no guarantees of course.

There is a bit of everything yet to do. Mostly it looks like a lot of tiling to do...still waiting for Bud to show up!!!

I think once I get stuck into the tiling that it will go fairly quickly, although let me hasten to add that I will not be trying to race through it!

It's my habit to try and do things right the first time, rather than trying to find the extra time to do it over again.

The stair treads - bottom staircase anyway - is arbutus.

And much like the table outside, I won't be making any attempt to correct any of the natural flaws in the wood. So, if there is the occasional hole where the wood has canker, so be it. The treads will have several coats of Varathane. Plus I expect that the leading edges of each tread will have fine sand embedded in the Varathane.

I have found that goes a long way to prevent any slipping.

I did a circular stair for a fellow on the island here, and we used 3/4" oak plywood for the treads. Can't remember what I used for the bull nosing, some kind of hardwood, maybe oak. I added the fine sand - which you buy in small packets for the purpose - to the leading edge of the treads, and he tells me that it works well.
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Jim, you asked about the tapered plug cutter before.

When I was in the boat yard, I remember having 3/8", 7/16" and 1/2" cutters. If I remember rightly they weren't all tapered. And they may have been 3 flute cutters.

This one is the small one, 3/8", four flutes and is tapered. I got it from Lee Valley many years ago.

As you can see from the pic of the board I posted with the yellow cedar plugs, it works extremely well.
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The computer weather prediction for yesterday was right on the money, and it called for more rain at 6 a.m. this morning. Right again!

That has cooled things down nicely, although it is due to get very warm again as soon as the rain is done.

I would like to think that the real work might be done by winter...although no guarantees of course.

There is a bit of everything yet to do. Mostly it looks like a lot of tiling to do...still waiting for Bud to show up!!!

I think once I get stuck into the tiling that it will go fairly quickly, although let me hasten to add that I will not be trying to race through it!

It's my habit to try and do things right the first time, rather than trying to find the extra time to do it over again.

The stair treads - bottom staircase anyway - is arbutus.

And much like the table outside, I won't be making any attempt to correct any of the natural flaws in the wood. So, if there is the occasional hole where the wood has canker, so be it. The treads will have several coats of Varathane. Plus I expect that the leading edges of each tread will have fine sand embedded in the Varathane.

I have found that goes a long way to prevent any slipping.

I did a circular stair for a fellow on the island here, and we used 3/4" oak plywood for the treads. Can't remember what I used for the bull nosing, some kind of hardwood, maybe oak. I added the fine sand - which you buy in small packets for the purpose - to the leading edge of the treads, and he tells me that it works well.
Looks like we may need to take up a collection to get Bud on a plane to your place. I heard he is a ball of fire on tile work and top notched all around good feller. When it comes to tile I am slow as molasses in February, I don't know why but I am.

I put porcelain in our kitchen and it took me a month but I did have to do a lot of prep work as the floor looked like waves on the ocean and I am wore out also. You know, come to think about it, Bud gave me a lot of great advice on our floor and it is still holding up great. I had laid tile many times on concrete but never on a conventional floor. (Bud really did help me out on our floor)

Yep, you got the right fellow for the job for sure. Man what a guy to volunteer to help you, and for free no less can't beat that with a stick.

That was a neat trick putting the fine sand in the finish to make the treads less slippery. Are you going to take picture of your stairs as you install them? We sure would love to be there watching over your shoulder.

Keith I have seen the plug cutters like you have and I may even have some myself, I know I have some out there somewhere. The ones you have really do a good job and like you I like the tapered one.

When building rails and I needed a plug quickly I would take a square stick whittle it to a taper drive it in cut it off and sand it. The plug didn't need to be all that round or smooth as the hole in the rail was already round and the peg would conform to the round hole. I don't know if that would work with soft wood or not. Most rails I built was red or white oak.

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You're definitely right about Bud. He has been nothing short of a gold mine of information for me.

The sand on the treads trick comes from the boating world. Sometimes they use crushed walnut shells mixed with the last coat of paint on the floor in the cockpit, and sometimes on the outer decks where you may be subject to slipping. Only trouble with that is that they wear out over a period of time. Which is why I prefer the sand.

Whittling a stick works for sure, except that usually you get end grain, as opposed to flat grain to match the wood.

Of course, if you are looking for a contrast - which I was not on the railing - then the stick trick would work well.
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Got the side jambs made up for the ensuite door today. Still need to do the head jambs for this and the guest bedroom door.

Did a test hang on the door.
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These doors did not come pre drilled for the hardware like some do. I'm happier to do my own...
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The hardware is in and the plastic covering is off the glass.

Better go and make the head jambs before I get waylaid on something else.
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You're definitely right about Bud. He has been nothing short of a gold mine of information for me.

The sand on the treads trick comes from the boating world. Sometimes they use crushed walnut shells mixed with the last coat of paint on the floor in the cockpit, and sometimes on the outer decks where you may be subject to slipping. Only trouble with that is that they wear out over a period of time. Which is why I prefer the sand.

Whittling a stick works for sure, except that usually you get end grain, as opposed to flat grain to match the wood.

Of course, if you are looking for a contrast - which I was not on the railing - then the stick trick would work well.
I have never heard of the walnut hulls in the finish, I love hearing about new things. You are right about the end grain showing, I wasn't paying enough attention to you making plugs on a flat board. I was after the end grain look on when pegging the rails though.

Your doors are looking good buddy, getting closer to finishing all the time.
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OK, so the head jamb is done to the ensuite...
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...as well as to the guest bedroom. This is heading down the short hall...
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Same spot, but looking from the other side.

The missus wants me to install some glass work that she did above the door. Now that she knows the jamb is done, she seems to think I should attend to that right away.
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Beautiful, I love the all wood look, no sheet rock.

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