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Old 07-13-2012, 05:20 PM   #6586
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Thank you, thank you, thank you very much, thank you, I appreciate it, thank you, thank you, please sit down now, thank you, your response is overwhelming, thank you very much.

Just let me say that I will be in the lobby to sign autographs and sell T-shirts in about fifteen minutes. Thanks for being here. Cash-only on the T-shirt sales.

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If I can make it there, I'll be in a hurry. There wouldn't happen to be a drive-thru in that lobby, would there?

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For safety reasons please park around the corner and walk in. The T-shirts are going fast, better hurry, bring cash, no receipts will be issued.
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Your attention please, ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has left the building.

Er, sorry, I mean Mr. Cline has left the building.
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Hello there,

I just got through your thread from start to present and I am overwhelmed by your woodworking skills. It reminds me of the beautiful teak wood on my dad's sailboat from years ago.

I can't wait to see some full finished photos of the interior and exterior as you complete each project. My husband and I love Japanese maples and have 5 in our yard.

I do have a question. You mentioned a while back that you were tiling the kitchen counter-top and you were going to try that StarQuartz urethane grout. Did you finish? How does it look? I saw the tiles laid out but didn't see your comment on the grout.
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I know some people with a cabin on Ruxton. Small world!
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Hello there,

I just got through your thread from start to present and I am overwhelmed by your woodworking skills. It reminds me of the beautiful teak wood on my dad's sailboat from years ago.

I can't wait to see some full finished photos of the interior and exterior as you complete each project. My husband and I love Japanese maples and have 5 in our yard.

I do have a question. You mentioned a while back that you were tiling the kitchen counter-top and you were going to try that StarQuartz urethane grout. Did you finish? How does it look? I saw the tiles laid out but didn't see your comment on the grout.
Well, firstly thank you for having enough patience to wade your way through this mish mash of everything under the sun.

I didn't know that Japanese Maples would do well down your way. Are any of them the lace leaf type hybrids? Or the more full leaved palmatums? I wouldn't mind seeing a photo of one or two of them if you could manage that.

As for the grout, we have actually been waiting for the night time temperatures to get high enough to set the last two counters. And I doubt if you will believe this for a second, but just over an hour ago, I did set the smaller of the two remaining counters. Tomorrow morning I plan to set the last one.

Before I can do the grouting I will need to add the wood trim around the edges so the grout doesn't pour out! I have most of the wood ready for that, and with a little luck it will be done shortly. I promise I will keep you posted.

To offer up a little proof, here is a pic just taken of the smaller of the remaining two counters with some concrete pavers in place to make sure the tile doesn't move.
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I know some people with a cabin on Ruxton. Small world!
If you would be kind enough to give me a name, I might know where their cabin is.
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This morning I chopped up a piece of yellow cedar which I had turned on the lathe some time in the distant past. I made 6 pieces, more or less the same length to use a legs on the book shelf.
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I guess I should have called them feet, shouldn't I. They're not really long enough to be called legs.

Here they are attached to the lower shelf.
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One of the steps out back of the cabin had developed some rot and needed replacing. Of course it was a curved step...but I think I have had enough of curves. So I replaced it with a straight step this morning.

I even had to glue two pieces of wood together to get it big enough. Never thought I would see the day hen I was this low on wood.

I added some thick pieces of red cedar as frame extensions under the step.
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Hi,

Thanks for the update on your countertop. It will be exciting to see the finish.

Here are a few pics of the Maples from winter. Sorry that I don't have any current. They are the most vibrant in early spring or late fall. Hot summer is not the best time for pictures.

We have a very nice red lace called Crimson Red. We have 2 Palmatums, one called Bloodgood (goes purple/red in the fall) and the other I can't remember the name (it is a lighter red and goes orangy in the fall). We have a coral bark green leaf that is still in a pot waiting for the right location.

The last one is a Trident Maple bonsai that I gave my husband as an anniversary present. We have the largest commercial bonsai nursery about 12 miles from here, Brussels Bonsai.

http://www.brusselsbonsai.com/

My husband used to own his own landscaping company so we are responsible for the curb appeal on our house. It's a little overgrown right now because we have been distracted with other projects. You would never guess that those plants were in 1-2 gallon pots when we bought them in 1997. He has such a green thumb and can get anything to grow.
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Bud and Sue Koch. Not sure where abouts on the island but my memory wants to say the southern point.

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Hi,

Thanks for the update on your countertop. It will be exciting to see the finish.

Here are a few pics of the Maples from winter. Sorry that I don't have any current. They are the most vibrant in early spring or late fall. Hot summer is not the best time for pictures.

We have a very nice red lace called Crimson Red. We have 2 Palmatums, one called Bloodgood (goes purple/red in the fall) and the other I can't remember the name (it is a lighter red and goes orangy in the fall). We have a coral bark green leaf that is still in a pot waiting for the right location.

The last one is a Trident Maple bonsai that I gave my husband as an anniversary present. We have the largest commercial bonsai nursery about 12 miles from here, Brussels Bonsai.

http://www.brusselsbonsai.com/

My husband used to own his own landscaping company so we are responsible for the curb appeal on our house. It's a little overgrown right now because we have been distracted with other projects. You would never guess that those plants were in 1-2 gallon pots when we bought them in 1997. He has such a green thumb and can get anything to grow.
For what it's worth, the coral bark maples (Acer Palmatum Sango-kaku) seem to do well in medium size pots or containers.

I have a beauty in a wood container here. Not very big, perhaps 14" square and a foot high on the pot. All I have ever done is water it. I will see if I can remember to get a current pic tomorrow.

ALL of my Japanese maples were originally in small pots, and most were not bought until after 2000. Many I grew from seed (dead easy) and they are generally doing well.

I also have a Bloodgood here (new pic tomorrow) also in a wood container. I line the container with 15 lb. roofing felt. So far the containers seem to be holding up quite well.
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Somewhere around 10 years ago I installed a small bridge at the bottom of the garden. Shortly after that I made some semi-fancy looking cutout things which were intended to beef up the rather flimsy handrails.

Naturally, they never got installed at the time. Well, yesterday when I was heavily involved in the archeological dig known as the living room, I unearthed the above mentioned pieces.

I stained them up and finally got around to installing them today.
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And one more thing on the to-do list, which never seemed to get done, was to add a small step in between the first two deck levels outside the solarium.

Well, here it is...sort of. It isn't nailed together in this photo yet. But it will do the job just fine.
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