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Old 08-22-2011, 01:54 AM   #5281
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Up pretty early this morning and I just caught this sunrise looking nearly due north at 5:15 a.m.

The second photo shows the sun just catching the mountains over on Vancouver Island about 10 minutes later.
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Vous avez pris une très bonne photo.

{ you took a very good photo }

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Nice pictures Keith! The second one is stunning. It makes me think of glowing embers in a campfire.... on a much grander scale.

The wall of windows in that room is fantastic.
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Keith, those are some mighty beautiful shots, you have flat out got photography down pat!!! Thanks for the great photos.

Are you going to have slats under the plywood on your bed?

I know what you mean about using two tapes, it is aggravating when getting them mixed up.
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Keith, those are some mighty beautiful shots, you have flat out got photography down pat!!! Thanks for the great photos.

Are you going to have slats under the plywood on your bed?
Hi Jim:

No...I have made up a box style center support to keep things on the level as it were. Perhaps when I turn the plywood platform over I will be able to get a pic.

I need a flat surface for the foam mattress, which the other side of the plywood will provide.
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I might have commented before about sticking with one tape measure when you are doing precise measuring and cutting.

I still don't know whether or not I goofed this morning and used two tapes...one thing I do know, is that they don't read the same.
I find it irritating that the tab at the start of the measuring tapes moves just a little bit. It can throw measurements of by a fraction of an inch.

Maybe I better write to Stanley and other manufacturers and tell them how to fix that issue... . I'm sure they would value my input... .
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I find it irritating that the tab at the start of the measuring tapes moves just a little bit. It can throw measurements of by a fraction of an inch.

Maybe I better write to Stanley and other manufacturers and tell them how to fix that issue... . I'm sure they would value my input... .
Another comment by one of these novice carpenters!

Did you know that there was a real purpose behind that apparent slop? Tis true.

The small amount of movement is to compensate for the thickness of the tab.

If you are taking an inside measurement, the tape moves backwards the same thickness as the tab. The opposite happens when you hook the tab over something when taking an outside measurement.

Besides, the Chinese workers at the Stanley factory probably wouldn't understand you anyway.
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Hello Cocobolo,
wow,it's been almost a year since I was on line...to catch up on your story could take me a week of reading!
to many of us reading your story,we can only dream of doing something like this.
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Another comment by one of these novice carpenters!

Did you know that there was a real purpose behind that apparent slop? Tis true.

The small amount of movement is to compensate for the thickness of the tab.

If you are taking an inside measurement, the tape moves backwards the same thickness as the tab. The opposite happens when you hook the tab over something when taking an outside measurement.

Besides, the Chinese workers at the Stanley factory probably wouldn't understand you anyway.
I have ALWAYS wondered about that. Thank you so much for explaining that. Why didn't I think of that!
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Hello Cocobolo,
wow,it's been almost a year since I was on line...to catch up on your story could take me a week of reading!
to many of us reading your story,we can only dream of doing something like this.
Good morning Marbledust!

Well, I don't know about that...what do you think guys, should we let 'em back? :thu mbup1:
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I have ALWAYS wondered about that. Thank you so much for explaining that. Why didn't I think of that!
Hi No.1...don't think you're the only person...

When we were taking our final refresh course before writing the exam for our carpenters tickets the instructor asked us all to take out our tape measures.

He was playing with the tab and wiggling it around and casually asked if anyone else had all this trouble with the loose tab. Half the class was copying him and a few of us just sat there watching.

Then he said "...hmmm, I wonder if there isn't a reason for this?" and two of us put up our hands.

He didn't pick me because I think he was sick of me answering all the questions but the other guy knew the right answer. You might think in a final carpentry class that at least some of the class might have known. But apparently it's one of those obscure things that you just wouldn't think about.
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The small deck in front of the entrance is also curved - what else?

The rails are made from both red and yellow cedar. Once again courtesy of Ocean Lumber Supply.
The hand railings are unbelievably gorgeous. I wondered about the curves, etc., of the original design ( I love that as well ) and when you mentioned about boat building, it all made sense. This is the type of beautiful woodworking I have seen in Boating/Yacht magazines. Tremendous. What a great mentor you would be to a young apprentice.
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P.S. I loved the M&M story as well, although I was imagining the dumbfounded look you all would have had if it were to have ended up (after excavating and crawling under the house) that it was actually the table legs being uneven.

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The hand railings are unbelievably gorgeous. I wondered about the curves, etc., of the original design ( I love that as well ) and when you mentioned about boat building, it all made sense. This is the type of beautiful woodworking I have seen in Boating/Yacht magazines. Tremendous. What a great mentor you would be to a young apprentice.
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P.S. I loved the M&M story as well, although I was imagining the dumbfounded look you all would have had if it were to have ended up (after excavating and crawling under the house) that it was actually the table legs being uneven.
Good morning Andy!

Well, pretty heady comment there, thank you very much for that.

It would have been funny if it was the table, wouldn't it...but we had done our homework and that cabin was waaaaay out of whack. Nearly a foot of difference between where the fireplace was built and the south east corner.

It was so bad that even the roof was opening up from sheer stress.
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Good morning Andy!

Well, pretty heady comment there, thank you very much for that.

It would have been funny if it was the table, wouldn't it...but we had done our homework and that cabin was waaaaay out of whack. Nearly a foot of difference between the fireplace was built and the south east corner.

It was so bad that even the roof was opening up from sheer stress.

Good story. Wouldn't it have been easier though if he's just switched to Reese's peanut butter cup or some other less likely to roll candy? At first I didn't recall the M&M story, and I've read this entire thread. FOr what it's worth, doing an advanced search for posts by cocobolo containing M&M returns all of your posts in which you used the letter M. If anyone else is interested in (re) reading the M&M story it was posted on 1/4/2009.
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