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Old 07-20-2011, 11:31 PM   #5056
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Sorry to heard to Birdie and hope the time to heal up and have wonderfull memories with Birdie.

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Old 07-22-2011, 12:42 AM   #5057
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I seem to have been having a spot of bother with the tiles showing these streaks. Both when I apply sealer, and now when I got the first of the grout done.
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There was already two coats of sealer on that tile, and it still streaked. I gave it more cleaning as the grout set up, and finally as the tile dried out the streaks seem to have disappeared.
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Those light and dark marks you see on the tile are from the firing in the kiln.

The first tiles we got exhibit a much more even color throughout.

Tonight I attempted to get an extra seal coat on the whole main floor - except where the workbench is of course - and it was only failure of the old knees that prevented me from finishing. Just about 70 square feet behind the kitchen counter to go. I'll have that done early tomorrow morning.

A quick shot across most of the front part of the floor, still wet.
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so since the work bench has been such a great friend does it stay in the house in a space with honor as a piece of art mavbe? this would eliminate the need for you to wrestle it out of the house
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Those light and dark marks you see on the tile are from the firing in the kiln.

The first tiles we got exhibit a much more even color throughout.

Tonight I attempted to get an extra seal coat on the whole main floor - except where the workbench is of course - and it was only failure of the old knees that prevented me from finishing. Just about 70 square feet behind the kitchen counter to go. I'll have that done early tomorrow morning.

A quick shot across most of the front part of the floor, still wet.
That is a lot of knee pain there, I can feel it now. You got it on a down hill drag now though, it looks great buddy.
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Hi Jim...well, I got the bench moved back against the wall...and have the first coat of sealer on those tiles that were under the bench.

Now going to get the last coat (before grouting) on the tiles in the kitchen.

So it looks like throughout the day I'll be pre-sealing tiles for the breakfast nook and grouting in the dining room. Knee pads and a piece of foam board really helps, but like you say, it's the getting up and down that does the damage at our age.

When that gets too much I'll move on to start building the new bed. The foam guys called yesterday morning about the mattress foam, and it's ready for us to pick up anytime.
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When that gets too much I'll move on to start building the new bed. The foam guys called yesterday morning about the mattress foam, and it's ready for us to pick up anytime.
Wait, did I miss something? Are you also building your own bed?

I wish I had half of your energy.
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Wait, did I miss something? Are you also building your own bed?

I wish I had half of your energy.
Yeah, for some reason I thought I had mentioned that here, but it was just in emails to one of my friends.

I took a liking to a bed that is in this month's issue of Fine Woodworking magazine. They just built queen size there, but we'll need king size here. More in keeping with the room it will be in.

I'll put up a pic of it with the proper credits.
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As you can probably see, Matthew Teague is the author of the article in question. But the designer and builder of the bed is Robert Spangler and, like myself, he has a tendency to be drawn toward Asian designs.

This appears in the August 2011 issue of FWW.

While I intend to use this design as the basis for our bed, there will be a few changes.

I will need to raise the surface up quite a bit, and do so without ruining the look that Robert has so successfully achieved.

He has used a futon type mattress (definitely for the younger crowd) so I will put together a much thicker mattress from three types of foam. That will cover the extra height we need.

The original bed is about 15" high to the top of the mattress. We would like around 21" or 22". I may - or may not - need to adjust the dimensions of the actual construction of the bed. But given that we are going from queen to king size, if I just keep the proportions identical, that in itself will gain a little height.

I'll get it all worked out on paper first anyway.
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When you ordered your foam did you also order two pairs of shin guards?
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When you ordered your foam did you also order two pairs of shin guards?
What's that they say about one in every crowd?
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Just trying to think things through !

Why hell if I had a bed like that one I would have to have a bed pan at night right beside the bed.
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