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Old 09-04-2010, 04:27 PM   #2446
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That is some really pretty marble, I would have been nervous also. Could you use some clear epoxy to glue that corner back on, it is way too beautiful not to fix. You do beautiful work buddy, there is no doubting that at all. Your home is a master piece and the location is totally breathtaking.

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Old 09-04-2010, 04:37 PM   #2447
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That is some really pretty marble, I would have been nervous also. Could you use some clear epoxy to glue that corner back on, it is way too beautiful not to fix. You do beautiful work buddy, there is no doubting that at all. Your home is a master piece and the location is totally breathtaking.
Thanks Jim...

As it happens, that piece is going to fall under the lip of the tub. If the break shows - which I don't think it will - it could certainly be fixed with epoxy.
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First row of marble on the wall is now set. I made sure I had plenty of the white thinset mixed and ended up using the balance to set the first handful of floor tiles.
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Wow, just call me thick, I just now am seeing what you are doing. That isn't a small space at all, that is your tub area. Buddy, that is fantastic, I know ya'll are really going to enjoy that a lot.

Man this getting old stuff really reeks.
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Wow, just call me thick, I just now am seeing what you are doing. That isn't a small space at all, that is your tub area. Buddy, that is fantastic, I know ya'll are really going to enjoy that a lot.

Man this getting old stuff really reeks.
It's the shape of the room that kind of messes everything up. I think it will be OK once it is done, but until then...

We cannot take the tub out of the room now to work on the whole floor at once. We could before the door jamb was in place, but now it won't quite fit.

I guess it's a good thing it was inside the room before I hung the door!

Our friends just left after a great dinner and evening of conversation. I'm too pooped to do anything more tonight, so tomorrow I hope to get the marble all finished up and possibly one half of the floor. Once that has set up I can shift the tub over and do the other half.
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:14 AM   #2451
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I just can't imagine being in a place that cold. The coldest I have ever been in was -11F back in 1950 in Memphis Tennessee, the hottest was 110F here this year. It was so nice and cool here this morning Judy and I went up on Raccoon Mountain for a short walk.
The coldest that I was knowingly in was -54 in Whitehorse, and that was the time it went to -84 up at Dawson City.

The warmest I am aware of was at a hot spring in one of the California deserts many years ago. It is the next valley over from Death Valley, can't remember the name.

They have a beautiful hot spring and one of the lower pools has several trees around it. Every year they get a used parachute from a nearby airport and spread it out between the trees over the pool. It's really gorgeous.

Every day I was there it topped out at 108F. I think at night it went down to about 100. You can camp right there - and no charge!

Just went Googling for the name of that hot spring....Saline valley Hot Spring.

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It is good you got to rest a little with your dinner guest, it is always great to have good friends over for a visit.

When it comes time to install your tub maybe you can invite some good strong friends for dinner and maybe they could give you a hand. I know that is troublesome moving the tub like that.

Keith, it is down to 53F this morning but by Tuesday it will be back into the 90s again. Usually around the 15th or so of September it will get pretty chilly and most times rain around here then get hot again but it looks like it will be cool early this year. This year has broken the record for hot weather here in Tennessee, the hottest year on record.

I have heard of Saline Valley but don't know much about it. If you say it was pretty there it must have been exceptionally pretty, I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall to see all the places you have been in your life time.
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that is one cut up bath but quite good looking, nice work in there keith. I bet the views will be as relaxing as the soak. timothy
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Gentlemen, once again thank you for your comments.

I'm going to try to show you what the ensuite is really like, as it just isn't possible to get a pic of the whole thing at one time.

Here is a cardboard drawing of the floor plan. Not the best, but I think you can get the drift of it.
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This one is taken from the guest bed room, and none of the windows are visible from here.

They look directly out to the bay.
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Hmmm...sorry about the junk on the roof there, those steps are what I use to gain access to clean out the chimney.

This pic shows that the roof is just a simple triangle with the tip cut off.
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I wasn't able to find the wood for the top of the walls in the ensuite when I was in town t'other day. But when we were having brekky this morning, I was looking over at the house and spotted some bundles of siding inside the nook over there.

It hit me that perhaps I could machine enough of this stuff down to make what we need, rather than spending two weeks trying to get it in town. I mentioned it to the missus...and right away she is all over the idea like a wet blanket.

This means that there will be a short delay in the proceedings while I set about machining 1/4 mile of wood.

Once through the tablesaw to cut it to width...3 passes through the planer to remove the taper...and twice more through the saw with a dado blade.

Total distance 1 1/2 miles.

This might take awhile. But when it's done she gets to paint it!
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When you're all done, you can lay them end to end and they'll reach from one end of Ruxton Island to the other?

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edited to add: I figured that wrong.

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Gentlemen, once again thank you for your comments.

I'm going to try to show you what the ensuite is really like, as it just isn't possible to get a pic of the whole thing at one time.

Here is a cardboard drawing of the floor plan. Not the best, but I think you can get the drift of it.
I see why you couldn't get the picture you wanted after seeing your floor plan. I do like your layout and I couldn't have been more wrong about a small space.

Buddy, that is a loooot of machining but just think, every time you cut a board that is one less you will ever have to cut again. I can't wait to see the pictures of it.
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When you're all done, you can lay them end to end and they'll reach from one end of Ruxton Island to the other?

Barb

edited to add: I figured that wrong.
You got the machining length right, but there's only (only?) one quarter mile of wood.

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