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Old 07-15-2012, 12:27 AM   #6601
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Sitting outside this evening after dinner and this log came floating by...roots and all! I tried to guess how long it was, but the top didn't want to make its' appearance very public. So I will go with 65' give or take.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:31 AM   #6602
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Bud and Sue Koch. Not sure where abouts on the island but my memory wants to say the southern point.
You betcha! South west end overlooking both Whaleboat Passage and the Yellow Point area of Vancouver Island.

Right next door to Dr. Al Hocker and his wife Pat, who were my very best customers on this island.

Small world indeed!
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:08 AM   #6603
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Note to shadytrake...sorry about not getting any maple pics today, but the sun didn't arrive until way too late. We are supposed to have clearing tomorrow morning, so I should be able to get a few pics then.

In the mean time here is tonight's sunset.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:54 PM   #6604
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The promised sun did indeed arrive today...after a few clouds this morning. So here are a few Japanese Maple pics as they are today.

The coral bark always looks best from behind when the sun is shining on it. And as well I have a pic of the container it is in. It gets morning and very early afternoon sun, and then is shaded for the rest of the day by two large arbutus trees.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:13 AM   #6605
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This is a Trompenberg hybrid...a very recent discovery as far as Japanese Maples go.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:16 AM   #6606
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Once in awhile I do get around to doing some woodworking, and today we cleaned off the solarium bench and I shaped and sanded it ready for finishing. There was a few nicks and scratches to fix, but other than that it wasn't too bad.
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The missus wants to do the varnishing on the bench...not sure about that, it could take her a month. It needs to get done quickly now.

The new end piece for the bookshelf came out OK. I glued it up this morning, and it was dry enough to run through the planer this afternoon. It is the longer of the two in the pic.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:23 AM   #6608
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Now it should be a matter of deciding the shelf spacing and cutting the dadoes to fit the four curved shelves - there's that WORD again - and then the assembly.

The missus says she wants to varnish this as well. What is this world coming to?

This is the smallest shelf, awaiting sanding.
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Another small maple. I think this one is a Koto No Ito.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:28 AM   #6610
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These are all grown from seed here. Having been in the ground for several years, they are getting quite tall. I think around 12 feet for the tallest.
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Amazingly beautiful buddy, one day I sure would love to see an overview of your island, it has to be breath taking, maybe you could take a walk through video one day.
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I have been trying to get a friend of ours who is a pilot to get some aerial shots Jim. But it hasn't happened yet. My video skills aren't worth a darn, so I don't know if that would be any good or not. Something shot from the air would be much better.

Trying to get the solarium bench all tidied up for varnishing today - among a dozen other things - so we will see how that goes.
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The aforementioned nicks and scratches in the bench needed some filler...and then I enlisted the aid of the missus who is pretty good at this colored stuff, and she touched up the filler spots with her little artist's brush.
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Next up it was time to get the dadoes cut in the end bookcase support.

I started by checking the measurement from the edge of the router base to the cutting bit. This was about 3 17/32", so after having marked out where the shelves would go I set the guide board in place with clamps.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:02 PM   #6615
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There are 5 cuts to be made on the support, so it's a bit tedious setting up for both sides of each cut, but at least you know it can be done accurately. Didn't really take that long.
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