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Old 12-16-2010, 05:39 PM   #4186
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Jim, 4 more posts and you'll be at 1,000.
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It seems the start of something is often the worst to get underway.

The laminate flooring on the top landing is now proceeding apace, and should be finished this weekend some time. Here's the first chunk.
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The facing board on the riser is 1/4" plywood which I stained and varathaned long before I got the flooring. It goes together pretty well.

The bullnose has no finish on it yet...
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These short days don't let a guy get too much done inside - at least when you need daylight to work with.

However, the first little area is done and gave me a taste of what is yet to come as I will need to do a curved hallway behind that short curved wall you see here.

I'm making up templates for each of the curved pieces - I figure it's the safest way.
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It looks nice and the color is very pretty.

In less than a week the days will start getting longer.
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These short days don't let a guy get too much done inside - at least when you need daylight to work with.

I'm making up templates for each of the curved pieces - I figure it's the safest way.
I hear you about the daylight. Seems they don't make a pair of glasses that will allow me to see things the way I once did. Bright sunlight however clears things up in a hurry.

Templates, as you know, are our friends. I make um for anything I want to be very close, on the first cut. Same goes for a jig. Repeats of anything has me making some sort of fixture to duplicate from 1 to a jillion.
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I hear you about the daylight. Seems they don't make a pair of glasses that will allow me to see things the way I once did. Bright sunlight however clears things up in a hurry.

Templates, as you know, are our friends. I make um for anything I want to be very close, on the first cut. Same goes for a jig. Repeats of anything has me making some sort of fixture to duplicate from 1 to a jillion.
Even after the 21st of the month, it takes ages for the days to get noticeably longer. Roll on March...

I'm a big fan of templates and jigs. Saves all sorts of time and trouble in the long run, not to mention a saving in unwasted materials.
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Keith, that really does look good and the screws don't look out of place at all, it looks like they were meant to be. That is some beautiful flooring buddy.
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Keith, that really does look good and the screws don't look out of place at all, it looks like they were meant to be. That is some beautiful flooring buddy.
I can make them disappear a bit, I think.

What is it now...about 5 days until your birthday?
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I can make them disappear a bit, I think.

What is it now...about 5 days until your birthday?
Keith it was about 17 minutes ago. I thought I would just let this one slide. By the way, a fantastic friend of mine gave me the most wonderful gift that I will use as long as I can stand or sit, I just wish he knew how great it made me feel.
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Keith it was about 17 minutes ago. I thought I would just let this one slide. By the way, a fantastic friend of mine gave me the most wonderful gift that I will use as long as I can stand or sit, I just wish he knew how great it made me feel.
Well, of course I knew it was today - it's still before midnight here - already yesterday where you are. I was hoping You would reply before midnight so I could wish you a
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM! Gee, hitting 1,000 posts and turning 39 years young, all on the same day. Not too bad for a days work. ~
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Aw shucks, thanks a bunch you two.

I had to get up early and head down to the VA, they are giving me a remote for my hearing aids. Now I can turn them up and down without grabbin my ears. Them Jet planes took care of my hearing pretty good. I can just see it now, sitting in church and go to turn my hearing aids up and change the Power Point, everybody will be singing on the wrong page.
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Aw shucks, thanks a bunch you two.

I had to get up early and head down to the VA, they are giving me a remote for my hearing aids. Now I can turn them up and down without grabbin my ears. Them Jet planes took care of my hearing pretty good. I can just see it now, sitting in church and go to turn my hearing aids up and change the Power Point, everybody will be singing on the wrong page.
Does this mean that you can sing along with Pink Floyd now?

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