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Old 08-30-2011, 09:48 PM   #5416
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That bed looks like a million bucks! You did a beautiful job on it.

It would be interesting to know how much a high-end furniture store would charge for a bed like that. Lots of $$$$$$$.
Thanks Barb...the only bed I could find online close to this was a very basic platform bed from an outfit in California. About $1300 I think. It looked like it was put together with pine.

This one was almost a freebie. The arbutus was a gift from Laurie - I think I will send him an email to let him know the wood went to good use. The glue and bolts were on hand already. The Helmsman, about $40, but I used maybe a 1/4 can on the bed. The stains were leftovers from a past project. I did have to buy two sheets of 1/2" cherry plywood for the base, and that was $60. So, for well under $100 (mattress not included) we have a nice bed.

It goes extremely well with the bedroom, so we're happy.

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Love the bed and that sign has allot of character, eagles are lovely!
Did yourself or wifey #2 carve it out?
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Love the bed and that sign has allot of character, eagles are lovely!
Did yourself or wifey #2 carve it out?
Wifey #2 painted the eagles, and I did the letter carving, She has a few small paintings scattered around the property.
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Last night I tried to get a long exposure shot of the star trails in Cygnus.
When I went out to check the camera after awhile, the lens was completely covered with dew!

If you check the trails closely, you can see how they taper off at the end...a result of the light no longer getting through to the chip.
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Last night I tried to get a long exposure shot of the star trails in Cygnus.
When I went out to check the camera after awhile, the lens was completely covered with dew!

If you check the trails closely, you can see how they taper off at the end...a result of the light no longer getting through to the chip.
That is just too neat Keith.
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Cool! How long did you leave the lens open?
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Cool! How long did you leave the lens open?
I wish I could tell you Barb, but as soon as I saw all that dew, I didn't bother to check the time.

When you do a bulb exposure with the Canon, it shows you the time as it is running. I would guess it was something over 1/2 an hour. Yours will work just the same. If you want to try one, let me know.
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This morning I was working out the front and spotted a navy boat wasting fuel in the channel. I guess if you're the navy, you can afford it.

Anyway, they took a hard left turn - that's to port for you non seagoing types - and came very close to the powerboat in the pic.
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After successfully waiting a full year, I sanded the underside of that long railing today...then got a coat of urethane applied.

Later, I tested out the wire in the bottom of the posts. The one roll had enough for three rows only, so I am hoping that the other roll will have enough for the remaining 5 rows.

It's a bit of a bear pushing the wire through the holes...as the 7 x 19 wire wants to keep on peeling back just a little bit every time it catches on a hole. Maybe if the holes were bigger...
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After successfully waiting a full year, I sanded the underside of that long railing today...then got a coat of urethane applied.

Later, I tested out the wire in the bottom of the posts. The one roll had enough for three rows only, so I am hoping that the other roll will have enough for the remaining 5 rows.

It's a bit of a bear pushing the wire through the holes...as the 7 x 19 wire wants to keep on peeling back just a little bit every time it catches on a hole. Maybe if the holes were bigger...
A full year? Don't feel bad. A couple weeks ago I found my 'list-of-things-to-do' from 2008 in the junk drawer in the kitchen. I looked through it and marked some things off of it that have been done, but there are still plenty of projects that got transferred to my 2011 list.

I also found the 2009 annual membership renewal card that I have to send in to the local procrastinators association. They keep begging me to teach a class at the 2010 seminar - when they get around to organizing it.

You need an aglet for the leading end of the wire to help feed it through the holes.

Those posts sure are pretty with the variation of colors running through them.
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Yeah, no kidding.

I think their other boat is an inflatable with a hole in it.
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You need an aglet for the leading end of the wire to help feed it through the holes.

Those posts sure are pretty with the variation of colors running through them.
That's a good idea. I tried wrapping a piece of duct tape around the end, but it was too fat. I think perhaps a piece of tinfoil might work as I'm fresh out of aglets.
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That's a good idea. I tried wrapping a piece of duct tape around the end, but it was too fat. I think perhaps a piece of tinfoil might work as I'm fresh out of aglets.
I figured you must have already thought of that! But it seemed like the perfect opportunity to use the word aglets in a sentence that doesn't involve shoe laces. j/k
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I figured you must have already thought of that! But it seemed like the perfect opportunity to use the word aglets in a sentence that doesn't involve shoe laces. j/k
True enough. In fact I was even going to see if I could find an old pair of runners that I could swipe one aglet from.

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