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Old 10-21-2010, 08:39 PM   #3316
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That is one of the biggest drawbacks of viewing the moon without some sort of filter. It is bright enough to cause eyestrain. A typical moon filter only allows about 13% of the light through. And even at that, you can still see the smallest detail with a well focused scope.

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The rain hit here late this afternoon, and I realized that I had not yet installed the threshold for the studio door.

It is in now, and I wonder how long it might take the missus to dislike that aluminum colour before she decides to add some exterior paint to it?
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The rain hit here late this afternoon, and I realized that I had not yet installed the threshold for the studio door.

It is in now, and I wonder how long it might take the missus to dislike that aluminum colour before she decides to add some exterior paint to it?
The threshold does make a difference, I bet you are right, she probably won't leave that like that but you did a great job on installing it. That is a gooood looking door though.
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Thanks indeed Jim...the missus is really quite pleased with her efforts herself.

We have a good friend over here who is right into arts and crafts houses, particularly Greene and Greene, who you have no doubt heard of. He has built himself a house in that style. Not finished yet, but coming along nicely.

He was over last week for a quick visit after a three week trip back to Ontario when he spotted the door. At the time it was still laying on the kitchen table getting its' last coats of varnish. He looked at it longingly and thought it might go nicely on his house! Nice try...but sorry!
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That sill looks too pretty to walk on! The two colors of wood and the rounded edges are a nice touch.

It almost looks like you bought the sill with the door, the way the colors match so well.
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That sill looks too pretty to walk on! The two colors of wood and the rounded edges are a nice touch.

It almost looks like you bought the sill with the door, the way the colors match so well.
Thankyou.

That is just a chunk of cedar out of the ocean, nothing more. The missus has varnish on the door (gloss) but I put a satin finish on the sill. I am hoping it will not show any slight scratching quite so easily that way.
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Thanks indeed Jim...the missus is really quite pleased with her efforts herself.

We have a good friend over here who is right into arts and crafts houses, particularly Greene and Greene, who you have no doubt heard of. He has built himself a house in that style. Not finished yet, but coming along nicely.

He was over last week for a quick visit after a three week trip back to Ontario when he spotted the door. At the time it was still laying on the kitchen table getting its' last coats of varnish. He looked at it longingly and thought it might go nicely on his house! Nice try...but sorry!
I bet he did drool over your door, I sure have. I went looking online at some houses Greene and Greene designed and I thought this style looked familiar.
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I bet he did drool over your door, I sure have. I went looking online at some houses Greene and Greene designed and I thought this style looked familiar.
Yessireee! That's what they used to do. Some of their houses have been extremely well preserved, considering that they are 100 years old.

There's just something that seems sort of - well - comforting about their houses. I just have the one book on Greene and Greene, but I think my friend has just about every one ever printed!
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After spending some time with mallet & chisel in hand, the bedroom door is finally mounted.

I expect we will use the same type of door handle as the others in the house, not really any point in changing now, as this is the final door to be installed.

It's good to see this door standing up the right way after all this time.
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The little Koto-no-ito Japanese maple has started to turn colour...an indication of the cooler evenings.
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The door is absolutely gorgeous Keith.
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AaaaaAAAAaaaaAAAAaamen, I totally agree buddy.

Our trees are changing but most are just brown, not much color at all this year from all the dry weather we have had. We have two large sugar maples in the front yard and they changed color briefly and the leaves just fell off quickly. Not pretty here this year.
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Here's one of the Virginia Creeper...it doesn't always get this nice colour. This year seems good for it. We have a damp forecast for a few days.
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This has been the best year for color we've had in a long time.

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Pretty much says it all.

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