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Old 08-31-2010, 11:48 PM   #2416
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That is some tough work your wife is doing on the door. Buddy, is there anything ya'll can't do? That door is something to be proud of, I know I would be.
Well, she's certainly looking forward to getting it done...that's for sure.

With the weather turning cold on us this early (only 14C today, just under 60F) she will have to do all the varnishing inside as well.

We were going to sand the door and hang it tomorrow, but I think it wiser to not take that risk.

P.S. I can't fly a 747....yet!

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Well, she's certainly looking forward to getting it done...that's for sure.

With the weather turning cold on us this early (only 14C today, just under 60F) she will have to do all the varnishing inside as well.

We were going to sand the door and hang it tomorrow, but I think it wiser to not take that risk.

P.S. I can't fly a 747....yet!
Good gravy, that is cold, it is still in the mid or so 90s here. Could you e-mail us a couple of buckets of that wonderful cool air down this way?

That door is really going to stand out great against the pretty gray stained siding, I can just see it now.

About flying a plane, at least you will get on one, I don't think I could stand to fly now days, for some reason in my older age I have become afraid of heights and never was before. OK, I know, I'm a wimp.
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:45 PM   #2418
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Still cool here today, but warming.

The missus has all the paint off the door now, and we are experimenting with how to get some sort of residue out of the wood. It looks like a brown stain - possibly from some badly removed varnish from a previous life.

We're working on the problem as we speak.

I tried a scraper, and it takes some off - but not all. I think we will try another application of the paint remover next. If that still leaves something behind we will use some wood cleaner & brightener we have...or maybe I will sand first, then try the cleaner if that doesn't work.

Whatever it is, is quite sticky, so sanding won't work just yet.
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Have been working on the tile in the ensuite, and as soon as the wall tile was done up to the top of the windows, it was obvious that I needed some trim tiles above that. Something along the lines of what is in the shower downstairs.

Since we didn't have any contrasting tiles on hand, it was another trip over to town today to find something.

Had to go to four different stores before I found anything remotely close.

I will be chopping up 13 x 13 tiles into smaller squares. Like so...
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Just one box gives me 99 pieces, which should just be enough to do around the top.
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The cutting gets done on the back deck. Part way through I looked up and spotted some neat colour in the sky. As quickly as possible, I ran upstairs and got the camera and started shooting.

It looks like I missed the good part, but what was left isn't too bad.
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Oh wow, that sunset is just beautiful, it is just a reminder of how beautiful your part of the world is. Looking at that pretty picture just makes me take a deep breath and sigh, thanks buddy for starting our day off in such a great way.

Man, you haven't been letting any grass grow under your feet, when we don't hear from you we know you are busy busy. Your saw has a nice big table on it, what is your max cut?
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Oh wow, that sunset is just beautiful, it is just a reminder of how beautiful your part of the world is. Looking at that pretty picture just makes me take a deep breath and sigh, thanks buddy for starting our day off in such a great way.

Man, you haven't been letting any grass grow under your feet, when we don't hear from you we know you are busy busy. Your saw has a nice big table on it, what is your max cut?
The saw in that pic has a 10" blade and will cut 24" deep. Plus it will cut through a 2 1/2" thick brick. The bridge saw - 7" blade - cuts 18 1/2" deep, and the first wet saw I got cuts about 16" deep.
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It's the missus' birthday today, so I expect I will be getting less work done than usual.

"Keith, can you help me with this", "Can you help me with that" ... can hardly turn her down on her birthday, can I?

I'm going to clean off the small tiles and get the first ones up as quickly as possible - then maybe I can get a pic to show what we have been up to. It seems that 4 out of every 5 tiles needed to be cut. Very time consuming, but it is starting to come together. Still no marble done, that will be the very last thing...except for the floor tiles.

And we do have the grout on hand, so hopefully no delays there.
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It's the missus' birthday today, so I expect I will be getting less work done than usual.

"Keith, can you help me with this", "Can you help me with that" ... can hardly turn her down on her birthday, can I?

I'm going to clean off the small tiles and get the first ones up as quickly as possible - then maybe I can get a pic to show what we have been up to. It seems that 4 out of every 5 tiles needed to be cut. Very time consuming, but it is starting to come together. Still no marble done, that will be the very last thing...except for the floor tiles.

And we do have the grout on hand, so hopefully no delays there.
Buddy, I have seen times I could have used a saw that size, my saw is nowhere that big, I really don't know what size the blade is, I think maybe a 7 inch. The wait on your pictures of what ya'll have been doing is always worth the wait.

Tell your sweety we hope she has the happiest birthday ever.
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Keith that sunset is beautiful!

Happy birthday to the Missus! What kind of cake are you baking her?

I can't wait to see the tile when it's done. What a pain it must be to have to cut so many of them to fit.

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Buddy, I have seen times I could have used a saw that size, my saw is nowhere that big, I really don't know what size the blade is, I think maybe a 7 inch. The wait on your pictures of what ya'll have been doing is always worth the wait.

Tell your sweety we hope she has the happiest birthday ever.
Jim...the standard size on the smaller blades is indeed 7". I've had my first wet saw for at least 6 years now and it's still on the original blade.

And we have an absolutely perfect day here weather wise, so I'm sure the lady of the house will enjoy being out in the garden.
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Keith that sunset is beautiful!

Happy birthday to the Missus! What kind of cake are you baking her?

I can't wait to see the tile when it's done. What a pain it must be to have to cut so many of them to fit.

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Well, that's the price I have to pay for drawing up such an oddball house plan, isn't it?

I just did a quick count of the whole and cut tiles on the walls...60 whole and about 220 cut.

Getting started on the last row of trim tiles now, should be able to get a pic up sometime later today.

If I were to bake a cake, it would be named something like a Rock Cake! Probably not right up there in the world of culinary arts!
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If I were to bake a cake, it would be named something like a Rock Cake! Probably not right up there in the world of culinary arts!
Well, you have your choice of 3 tile saws on which to cut it.

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