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Old 01-09-2012, 07:07 PM   #6046
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Then the carpet is put in place. Hook it over the front strip and make sure it is pushed up against the stair wall on the left. Give it a few gentle nudges with the kicker and hammer down the tackless spikes - or whatever you call them.
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Notice in the last pic that I have pulled off some of the rows of weave from the front of the carpet. This is so that the trim strip can sit down flush, and yet still has something to grab hold of.

Here I am getting the angle correct on the left side of the trim.
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Once that is done, the same goes for the right side...
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Then it's a trip all the way down stairs to make the cut on the miter saw.
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Then over to the kitchen counter to mark out for the screw holes...
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Next, get 'em all drilled, hopefully in the right places...
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Then hop over to the workbench where I will need to plane a chamfer on the back edge of the trim.
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Back upstairs again to screw the trim in place.

OK, now do you see why I'm so abominably slow?

Here's a few in place.
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Back upstairs again to screw the trim in place.

OK, now do you see why I'm so abominably slow?

Here's a few in place.
Yow, but you do it so pretty, that is a lotttt of work Keith, My legs would be trembling about now if I was even able to move. You are getting close, just think, every step you finish is just one more you won't have to do.
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My thoughts exactly Jim.

It's a lot faster with all the pieces of carpet cut to the right sizes. Plus all the top trim pieces are finished.

I guess I should get the bottom pieces finished as well, otherwise I'll be waiting around for another two days before I can get that done.

One other thing today, I did manage to get some of the tile set in the front entrance. It's a start anyway.
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I was asking Bud the other day about rounding over the marble tile edges, and this is what I have to start with.

Haven't had time to see what's here to shape it with yet.
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Not much to report from here...winter does seem to have arrived. It's officially -4.4C at the Nanaimo Airport, and it's still very windy here, bringing that temp down quite a bit. That's 24F for those who don't speak in Celcius (and I don't blame you!). Snow in the forecast for the next 4 days.

I tried to take the missus over to town last Saturday, (she's off to Vancouver to look after the grandson's for a week or so) but we didn't make it...got turned back by the weather conditions as soon as we cleared the south end of DeCourcey Island, it was brutal.

Took another shot at it on Sunday morning and we made it that time, but coming back it was another miserable ride.

I was in need of some good firewood, and there is (was) an old arbutus tree about 80 yards down the pathway to Sand Dollar Cove. The top of the tree snapped off in a storm about 5 or 6 years ago, leaving a little over 30 feet of the tree left.

I took the big Husky down there and managed to get the thing on the ground. Not the easiest tree I have fallen, it was on a side hill and very difficult to get at to make any sort of undercut.

Here's the stump that's left now. The cut measures 4 feet wide where I went through it.
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This is taken from where I stood to get the beast down. The bar on the big Husky is 36", so quite a big saw. I had to take two big notches out of the sides in order to get the saw through the tree.

There's a 12' section missing there, which I already bucked up and split...and it's in the woodshed.
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Here's what's left to cut up yet. The bottom chunk is a bit over 6' long, that should give us at least two weeks of heat by itself.

The wood I have burned so far has made excellent heat and it lasts well.

The top piece is just over 15' to the fork...lot's of good wood in there!
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I don't know how old this tree might have been, but some of the wood I split had incredibly close grain. It is only on the much bigger - and therefore much older trees - that you get the very reddish colours appearing. Most of the smaller trees, say up to 2' in diameter only have that bland brown colour.

These pics are just a few of the chunks after I split the rounds. Incidentally, just one round was much more than a full wheelbarrow load.
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