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Old 09-04-2011, 01:15 PM   #5476
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That tool is totally useless without a radio. Where's the radio?

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Old 09-04-2011, 01:59 PM   #5477
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That tool is totally useless without a radio. Where's the radio?
Not to mention the big screen TV.
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Well back to the drawing board. I know what you mean about the radio though. The houses we worked on just seemed empty without one on.

Talking about tools on a tool, I have a older crank type pencil sharpener on my big mitersaw, they really do come in handy there.

Keith, thanks for the video, I saw something I didn't like on the combo saw, that fence would be bent all to pieces in no time in the back of a van or truck. I like Bosch tools but after seeing that in action I think I would pass on it.
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I got the stainless steel cable all run through the posts today, and somewhat tightened up. Pics tomorrow if I remember.

Started to do more grouting on the living room floor. Just not a job I like I'm afraid.

Not a bad sunset tonight.
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I took a picture of the cable from the bedroom doorway and from down below.

I have the ends temporarily wedged to try and let the cable relax. After a week or so, I will take the wedges out and re-clamp the join at the end
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Some time in the fairly recent past the front door sill had suffered some damage to the varnish. Sufficient that it was cut through to the wood.

Sanded it off this morning - pic here - and got the first coat of finish on. I still have a small amount of the oil based Helmsman, so I used that.
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Yesterday, I scrubbed off the kitchen window casings with warm, soapy water...they were pretty dirty. Gave them a good rinse and a wipe and they came out fairly well, considering I don't think they have been re-finished since they were put in. The missus says maybe once.

Then a coat of the water based Helmsman, followed by a second coat today.
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Also glued up some more wood for the book case. These pieces will be used for the verticals between the shelves. Still will need a few more yet methinks.
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Everything looks really nice, especially the windows and railing.
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Everything looks really nice, especially the windows and railing.
You never quite know what's going to happen when you put a different finish over varnish.

When I first put the water based Helmsman on, it didn't look like it was taking at all well, but as soon as it dried all appeared OK. The second coat today improved the appearance quite a bit.

Sorry about the night time photo.
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What kind of eagles do you get out there? Bald Eagles? Take a picture next time if you can.....

Edit. Thought the web page was refreshed, so I commented about the eagles, but it wasn't refreshed at all, so my eagle comment isnt exactly where I thought it would be in the thread, my apologies...

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If you have not tried to put a stretchy mattress cover on a big foam mattress, it's about akin to trying to push a 20' long slinky up a 40 foot flight of stairs with both hands tied behind your back.
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They should make manufactures put a label to this effect on their mattresses - and maybe suggest having your Dr. perform a stress-test prior to attempting to install any sheets.

The bed is stunning btw - are you really going to have to leave it behind when you move?
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What kind of eagles do you get out there? Bald Eagles? Take a picture next time if you can.....

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Yes, we get bald eagles here. We have seen up to about 60 at one time, but that is quite rare. Usually there are just a few at a time, maybe 3 or 4.

They have several favourite spots to sit on around the bay, so if I get the chance I'll have a go at a photo.

This is usually not the time of year we see too many. i think they might have headed for the rivers by now.
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They should make manufactures put a label to this effect on their mattresses - and maybe suggest having your Dr. perform a stress-test prior to attempting to install any sheets.

The bed is stunning btw - are you really going to have to leave it behind when you move?
Hi Jules: I think when you buy a mattress from a dealer, it comes with the cover pre-installed. But when you are forced to put the whole shebang together yourself it's another kettle of fish entirely. The sheets were no trouble at all. Once the cover is on, everything stiffens up sufficiently that the rest is a piece of cake.

Yes, the bed will stay. Since we have no idea what we will move into when we leave here we don't even know if it will fit. Besides, I have a feeling that if it got moved the wood might suffer damage.
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The front door sill after having suffered a brutal sanding yesterday. This is the second finish coat, one more tomorrow.
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