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Old 10-15-2010, 02:00 PM   #3121
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For those of you who might be interested in tracking down Comet Hartley 2, try this:

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Keith I was just looking at that on the website not too long before you posted. That is a really neat site and I am just getting started there. Did you see the one about the spiraling planet? That is going to make a mess up there when that thing hits unless it burns up first.
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Keith I was just looking at that on the website not too long before you posted. That is a really neat site and I am just getting started there. Did you see the one about the spiraling planet? That is going to make a mess up there when that thing hits unless it burns up first.
I looked at that Jim...and I expect that at least some parts of the exoplanet will hit the mother star. The planet will no doubt be totally absorbed and will likely only leave a temporary mark on the star -if anything.
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The big door is all glued up, but one end of one of the stiles opened up just a trace. So I have forced some glue into the space with a very thin wedge cut on the handy dandy taper jig. It is sitting under clamps right now, and I think will stay until tomorrow.

The last of the current batch of kitchen drawers has been put in and I'm now starting on the install of the countertop.

The missus is outside in the garden - beautiful day here - chopping back some of the arbutus bushes with her little electric chainsaw.
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We need pictures of the chain saw work...
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Good one! I think she's finished cutting now, so all I could show you is some chopped up bushes! I'll go out and take a look anyway, just for the heck of it...
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Well...when she says she's going to hack them down, she's not kidding!

You couldn't see through them this morning...now all you can see is a few stumps!
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Here's the door sitting patiently waiting for the last couple of clamps to come off.
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Here's the door sitting patiently waiting for the last couple of clamps to come off.
I knew it would be beautiful, I can't wait until the finish makes the color pop out.

coco there is a thread on the board where a fellow is looking for information about the SS wire in a railing. I posted and told him about your thread, here is the name of the thread.
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The door is looking fabulous Keith.

Will the Arbutus bushes fill-in again next spring?

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Will the Arbutus bushes fill-in again next spring?

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Arbutus will keep on growing even now, and by springtime everything will be filled in and green again.
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I knew it would be beautiful, I can't wait until the finish makes the color pop out.

coco there is a thread on the board where a fellow is looking for information about the SS wire in a railing. I posted and told him about your thread, here is the name of the thread.
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Thanks Jim...I went there and posted for him.

Perhaps if he checks out the pics I referred him (her?) to he will drop by and I can pass along more info.

We are meant to be having some decent weather - cool but pretty nice - over the next few days. I hope to be able to see if I can start running the s.s. wire through the deck posts.
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I couldn't wait until tomorrow to take the last clamps off the door...so it's clampless now. I spent better than an hour with the small r/o sander with 150 grit going over the whole thing. The cedar only ever gets to a certain point of smoothness being such a soft wood...but the arbutus, ooooohh so smooth. Feels just like silk.

The first finish coat is on now, and I will get another on first thing in the morning. (On one side of course.) A bit dark for a photo, but I'll get you one in the a.m.
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The counter top is now all glued together with 100 biscuits or so. I added the first of two coats of sealer as a precaution, even though there will be easyboard next before the tile goes on.

The top thickness plus the board, plus the tile, plus the thinset adds up to 1 3/8" minimum. That is the maximum thickness that the fasteners can accommodate. If it transpires that the thickness exceeds 1 3/8", I will just hog out the difference where the fasteners go.

And I expect there will be some sort of sealant under the lip of the sink which may add another 1/16" or so.
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Coco's astronomy tip of the day (No. 11)

At some point you might want to get a scope which does the work for you. In other words, you tell it what to find - and as long as the object is in your visible sky - it will go to that object at the push of a few buttons.

We call these computerized scopes "Go-To" because that's what they do.

Some of the latest models will set themselves up completely automatically, using their built in GPS systems.

The scope here is a few years old, but still has the capability of finding something like 40,000 objects for you. Not that I suppose anyone has ever actually looked at that many different objects in the sky.
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