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Old 02-24-2011, 07:16 PM   #4486
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JiMell: "How do I cut an oval in 18" x 18" travertine tile?"
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Do you wish to make an oval from the tile? Or do you wish to remove an oval from inside the tile?

The first would be relatively easy. I would draw the oval, or ellipse shape on a piece of thin cardboard, and transfer that to the tile. Then I would cut as much tile off on the tile saw as possible, by making repeated cuts around the outside of the oval. Then I would grind the remaining segments off with a diamond blade on a hand held grinder.

Having said all that, I really don't know if travertine would lend itself to such treatment. It might be OK with the filled and polished travertine, but I must defer to Bud's immense experience for the final word.
Until the above questions are answered there is really no place to go from here.

Except to say that travertine should afford you the opportunity to do either procedure. Handle it gently and remember it is full of natural fissures and veins that could easy break without warning.

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Sorry about the table Jim. Not much we could do about the very late snow.
My table, my table, oh my table.hehehe Buddy, it was cool before but now it is really cool. Sorry, I couldn't help myself. I have all the confidence in the world in you Keith, I know the finish you put on it will withstand anything nature can dish out. It does kinda hurt to see such a beautiful piece of art exposed to the elements, but that is what you created it for.

Keith, the flowers are so beautiful, I am amazed that they would grow in that kind of cold. Thanks for sharing the great photos.

Now for desert, your 35, you would have to keep me away from it cause I heard folks drooling on a cars finish will ruin it. That is going to be some serious fun, I know for sure you will do it justice. I can't wait til you start restoring it.
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Good to see some pics again, I was going into some very serious withdrawls! Hopefully as the weather improves they will again appear more often... if only to keep that crazy Coco monkey off my back!

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Here's a shot of how the steel rod was set into the upper stair posts. I dug out the space for the rod using the Fein tool, which made the job pretty easy. Then added a couple of screws to prevent the rod from shifting.
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This is just a longer shot of the posts showing the steel rod in place again.
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The hand rail itself will need to be built up from short pieces of cedar, about 1 1/2" x 3" or so.

I haven't yet decided how these pieces will be fixed to the posts. Possibly by drilling and countersinking screws from below, or the same idea from above.

This first piece is temporarily held in place with a clamp.
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Currently - as anyone who lives near here will attest - we are experiencing unseasonably cold temperatures. I tried putting up some more boards at the top of the ensuite wall, but the hands only lasted about 10 minutes. Maybe later on when the sun has had a chance to work its' magic...
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It's all looking great Keith! Especially that stairwell.

What is the darker trim above the ensuite window?

That's a nice color on the boards you're putting up.

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It's all looking great Keith! Especially that stairwell.

What is the darker trim above the ensuite window?

That's a nice color on the boards you're putting up.

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That is a row of 4" x 4" porcelain tiles.
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Keith, I have been 'dormant'..but..'lurking'..and I ...'found' a '37 Chev "flatback', enclosed in a barn, ..built around it! Tons of pigeon 'droppings' on it, but...it is in almost the same condition, as 'yours', but I have a wife, who is Scottish,and she says ..."nothing until the '38 Coupe is done", so the guy who owns it is about my age (64), and since 'no one' can see it, where it is, I have a (window of time) to get it!
Just love what you are doing with the wood...like a wizard!
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Keith, I have been 'dormant'..but..'lurking'..and I ...'found' a '37 Chev "flatback', enclosed in a barn, ..built around it! Tons of pigeon 'droppings' on it, but...it is in almost the same condition, as 'yours', but I have a wife, who is Scottish,and she says ..."nothing until the '38 Coupe is done", so the guy who owns it is about my age (64), and since 'no one' can see it, where it is, I have a (window of time) to get it!
Just love what you are doing with the wood...like a wizard!
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In that case...given that it will be some before I'm actually able to get started on my build...perhaps we will end up having a set of near twins.

Wouldn't that be cool!
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I made an attempt to mock up a few pieces for the top railing. These test pieces are only 1 x 4's to try and establish the correct cutting angles.
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In somewhat of a stark contrast to the weather of the past week or more, here is tonight's sunset.
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It's mother nature's way of saying she's sorry for the bad weather.
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I made an attempt to mock up a few pieces for the top railing. These test pieces are only 1 x 4's to try and establish the correct cutting angles.
Keith, have you considered a bending rail type? For a couple of rails I made that bending rail just wouldn't work, I horizontally laminated the rail instead of vertical laminating. For a horizontal laminate I used 3/16 inch thick strips and heated the wood where there was a tough twist or bend, I used a heat gun but that might put too much strain on your electrical system, at times I used a small torch that worked well.

Your picture is just beautiful buddy, it looks like it belongs on a wall with a frame around it. Thanks for sharing Keith.

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