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Old 11-07-2010, 12:15 PM   #3736
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High of the day is 8 deg C (41 deg F) and white stuff overnight.
No snow in the forecast here until the 18th. That's a bit too early for us.

High today here supposed to be 11C. (about 52F) Sunny right now, but rain on the way in the next couple of hours. I can see the cloud blowing up from the south.

We can see about 20+ miles to the south from here if the weather is clear, then the Vancouver Island Ranges get in the way.

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My tally on the remaining wall area on the stairwell indicates that I will need something like 600 pieces of wood...all of which will have to be ripped, thicknessed and dadoed.

So it looks like I will have the day consumed doing that. First I will need to locate enough stock to make all this. I'm pretty sure there's enough here.

Total length adds up to around half a mile.
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No snow in the forecast here until the 18th. That's a bit too early for us.

High today here supposed to be 11C. (about 52F) Sunny right now, but rain on the way in the next couple of hours. I can see the cloud blowing up from the south.

We can see about 20+ miles to the south from here if the weather is clear, then the Vancouver Island Ranges get in the way.
Would you or jl e-mail us some snow, we love snow but only for a day or so. It is 52F here right now and partly cloudy. It has been snowing up on the mountains here but they get all the snow, we get left out down here in the valley.

Keith, I really do feel for you having to do the repeat work. That is one thing I use to hate. We got an order for 212 couches made from 1 1/2 inch thick sides laminated butcher block out of 5/4 red oak. We had the upholstering done and it just laid in place. We had to plane, straight rip, glue up then plane then shape all the sides, back and front rails, then assemble and finish. I thought we would never get through with them. So I do know what you are going through and it is not fun.

When you say you are dadoing them into a shiplap, are you dadoing the back and front? Do you have a jig set up to make it faster?
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Would you or jl e-mail us some snow, we love snow but only for a day or so. It is 52F here right now and partly cloudy. It has been snowing up on the mountains here but they get all the snow, we get left out down here in the valley.

Keith, I really do feel for you having to do the repeat work. That is one thing I use to hate. We got an order for 212 couches made from 1 1/2 inch thick sides laminated butcher block out of 5/4 red oak. We had the upholstering done and it just laid in place. We had to plane, straight rip, glue up then plane then shape all the sides, back and front rails, then assemble and finish. I thought we would never get through with them. So I do know what you are going through and it is not fun.

When you say you are dadoing them into a shiplap, are you dadoing the back and front? Do you have a jig set up to make it faster?
Right...every board has to be ripped to width, then ripped to thickness, then run through the planer once on each side, then finally both front and back are dadoed so they will lap over one another.

That makes for a total of 6 passes on every piece of wood.

It's not only boring, it's tiring as well. I managed about 1/5 of what I need, and that's all I'm going to do today. It chews up a lot of energy.

Now I have enough pieces to keep me busy installing for the rest of the day....so after lunch that will be the next job.
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Ooops...I forgot to send the snow...how's this?
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Good gravy, I was afraid that was what you had to do. That is one heck of a lot of work. I can just see the saw dust all over you right now.

You know the sad thing is that 99% of the folks who see something of beauty, like you are doing right now, have no clue of all the work it takes or the time it takes or the amount energy it takes.

I hope all goes well for you this evening.
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My stars, that is beautiful but it sure makes me cold. Thanks for sending us some snow buddy, we will use it wisely.
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Good gravy, I was afraid that was what you had to do. That is one heck of a lot of work. I can just see the saw dust all over you right now.

You know the sad thing is that 99% of the folks who see something of beauty, like you are doing right now, have no clue of all the work it takes or the time it takes or the amount energy it takes.

I hope all goes well for you this evening.
If you want to see what I consider to be one of the most incredible houses ever built, look online for a house designed by architect Bart Prince for Joe and Etsuko Price. It's without question one of the all time best craftsman built houses on this planet. The workmanship is totally beyond belief.

He has recently designed another house with some similar elements in it (he never does the same house twice) and it is equally outstanding. The owner of the new place comes in and out by helicopter, so it had to look good from the air as well.

I have had the extreme good fortune to correspond with Bart as well as with Christopher Meade, the author of two books on Bart and his work.
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If you want to see what I consider to be one of the most incredible houses ever built, look online for a house designed by architect Bart Prince for Joe and Etsuko Price. It's without question one of the all time best craftsman built houses on this planet. The workmanship is totally beyond belief.

He has recently designed another house with some similar elements in it (he never does the same house twice) and it is equally outstanding. The owner of the new place comes in and out by helicopter, so it had to look good from the air as well.

I have had the extreme good fortune to correspond with Bart as well as with Christopher Meade, the author of two books on Bart and his work.
Buddy, you weren't just kidding, here is a link to look at some of his work.

http://www.bartprince.com/price.html

I know it had to be fun figuring how to do some of the things in the homes. Just amazing!!! I like that not doing the same house twice. Thanks for telling us about him buddy.
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Buddy, you weren't just kidding, here is a link to look at some of his work.

http://www.bartprince.com/price.html

I know it had to be fun figuring how to do some of the things in the homes. Just amazing!!! I like that not doing the same house twice. Thanks for telling us about him buddy.
Perhaps you noticed that the Price's had previously had residences designed by a couple of other somewhat moderately well known architects.

Frank Lloyd Wright and Bruce Goff. It is no coincidence that the Price commission went to Bart Prince. He and Bruce Goff were firm friends. And there you have three of the finest American architects who ever put pencil to paper.
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Perhaps you noticed that the Price's had previously had residences designed by a couple of other somewhat moderately well known architects.

Frank Lloyd Wright and Bruce Goff. It is no coincidence that the Price commission went to Bart Prince. He and Bruce Goff were firm friends. And there you have three of the finest American architects who ever put pencil to paper.
You are sure right buddy, they were tops and their homes are and will be sought after until they just deteriorate which could be hundreds of years the way they are built. Some of their homes take some getting use to though, they are anything but standard homes.
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Personally, I wouldn't buy one of those houses.

Unless I could afford it.

I bet a person could spend hours and hours walking through one of his houses, just looking at all the unique details.
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You are sure right buddy, they were tops and their homes are and will be sought after until they just deteriorate which could be hundreds of years the way they are built. Some of their homes take some getting use to though, they are anything but standard homes.
That's for sure. Which is why they are the quality architects they are.

It isn't likely that you will find architects of this caliber doing square boxes.
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Personally, I wouldn't buy one of those houses.

Unless I could afford it.

I bet a person could spend hours and hours walking through one of his houses, just looking at all the unique details.
I did see one of Bart's houses listed for sale in Architectural Digest (I think) a few years back. Around the 3.5 million mark if I recall rightly.

You could just pop that on your credit card....no?

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