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Old 05-22-2011, 12:29 AM   #4681
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The art glass wall is awesome! That glass was quite a find. Has it been cutting pretty easily?

I hope the whales come back around so your grand kids can see them.

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The art glass wall is awesome! That glass was quite a find. Has it been cutting pretty easily?

I hope the whales come back around so your grand kids can see them.
Well, firstly, I doubt very much we will see the Orca's again this year. You have to be out on the bank when they come by as they move so quickly - about 15 mph. It's just luck if you spot them. They are seen occasionally in the Strait of Georgia from the ferries.

The glass cuts with the diamond saw, I will say reasonably well. It's not that the saw won't go through the glass quickly, it will. The faster you pull the saw, the more the glass chips on the back side. So I go very slowly, taking about two minutes to travel the 18" length of the cut. And you need to exit the last 2" or so of the cut excruciatingly slowly. Otherwise a big chunk will come off one side or the other of the cut.
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I second what Barb said about the beautiful glass. The sunset is anything but so so to me, I can't get enough of the beautiful sunsets. I have been sitting here trying to soak up all your events and you are truly blessed. That has got to be comforting to sit out in the yard relaxing with a good cup of coffee watching the sunset as the grand babies play after a day of finishing touches on your home so far from all the hustle and bustle of life.

When I was in the Navy I saw several Orcas, they are such beautiful creatures to be so cruel. You are right though, they are surprisingly fast.
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OH SURE! Orcas in your back yard. But do you have cows? We have cows!

I'll see your seven Orcas and raise you twenty-four cows.
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have you tried taping the two sides of the glass before cutting? one of the things i most enjoy with your house pics is seeing what you've done around what you are showing and how it all ties together. I understand orrcas in captivity have a top fin curled over and that only straightens in the wild. don't know if it's true but i find it believable. are you living in the house now?
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I'll see your seven Orcas and raise you twenty-four cows.
I went looking for cows here, but the only kind I could find had two legs...I suppose yours have four.
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have you tried taping the two sides of the glass before cutting? one of the things i most enjoy with your house pics is seeing what you've done around what you are showing and how it all ties together. I understand orrcas in captivity have a top fin curled over and that only straightens in the wild. don't know if it's true but i find it believable. are you living in the house now?
Didn't have enough smarts to try that Tim. I'm not sure if tape would prevent the glass from chipping or not, but it might. Too late now as that is all the art glass work finished.

The fins on the big Orca's curl over in the wild as well, makes no difference where they are. About 10 years ago we were sailing down near the south end of Saltspring island and we saw a huge pod of Orca's. I guess there must have been 15 or 20 of them. Four or five of the big animals all had the fin curled over to one side.

But I have to say they are magnificent animals to watch in the wild.
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maybe its an age thing, I know it is with me trying to get things to straighten out like the younger days. altho excitement can help
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That could well be true!
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Yes they have four legs and lots of boobs too.
But now that I think about it I have known some two legged cows that also had........

Nevermind, this thought episode can only get me into trouble.
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Yes they have four legs and lots of boobs too.
But now that I think about it I have known some two legged cows that also had........

Nevermind, this thought episode can only get me into trouble.
Oh yes! I forgot about those extra boo...
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Read through every page of this thread, and I must say you do some amazing work. I just loved how quick youve made progress and kept the followers entertained along the way.
Good work.
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HERE HERE!

There have been some distractions along the way but I would also have to compliment Keith on the main-body of this great thread. It contains some really amazing ideas and accomplishments on the part of the OP a very talented and knowledgeable craftsman. It has certainly been a learning experience for me.
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Read through every page of this thread, and I must say you do some amazing work. I just loved how quick youve made progress and kept the followers entertained along the way.
Good work.
Jeff:

Well, firstly, thank you very much. And secondly, my apologies for not replying sooner. For some reason your post did not show up in my inbox until today????? Don't know why that was.

Don't know if you work in the paint department at The House of Pot, but yesterday I was in the local HD getting what I hope might be the last gallon of paint for the inside of the house...mostly trim stuff I'm doing.

There's just nothing very exciting about posting pictures of paint drying, which is why I haven't had much lately.

This morning, I just finished making up some special custom trims to go around the door to the ensuite, plus all the wood going above the door. It's an 11' tall wall, with the bottom 7' and change being done in tile.

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