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Old 09-05-2012, 08:33 AM   #6766
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We have a nice thornless blackberry bush growing in the garden, and I have been trying in vain to get enough berries to fill a bowl for dessert. The darn birds keep beating me to it!

Yesterday I got there before they did and managed to get a good feed along with some delicious runner beans to go with dinner.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:39 AM   #6767
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The edge on the kitchen counters has been a bit of a thorn in my side for some time now. The original plan was to do the edging out in cedar about 5/8" thick - give or take.

I tried sticking the first test batch on, and I really wasn't happy with either the way it looked or how long it took to get stuck on.

I had previously done the front edge of a short curved countertop in the bathroom in tile. If my feeble memory serves me, I don't remember having any trouble doing that.

Once again I had to call on Bud for some guidance here, and we have both come to the conclusion that tile will be the best option in the end. Not to mention that he has given me several hints on how to make the job a little easier.

So, once again I am in Bud's debt.

Here's the cedar...which I do believe will get removed.
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We have a nice thornless blackberry bush growing in the garden, and I have been trying in vain to get enough berries to fill a bowl for dessert. The darn birds keep beating me to it!

Yesterday I got there before they did and managed to get a good feed along with some delicious runner beans to go with dinner.
Get one of those plastic owls and a couple of rubber snakes and put them in your garden, the birds and squirrels will not bother your things as they are afraid of the owl and snakes. I have heard that you need to move them around though, because the birds get use to them if they are in the same place all the time.

I see what you mean about taking a good while on the nosing, that would take a while. I would be afraid some one would hang their clothes in the edging and pull it off in a few places. Are you going to cut it flush with the bottom of the counter? Just a thought.
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Wow! Looks really nice! Love the paint job.
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Around here we always see CD's/DVD's hanging from a string and tied to a limb tossing around in the breeze. Don't know if it works or not.
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Around here we always see CD's/DVD's hanging from a string and tied to a limb tossing around in the breeze. Don't know if it works or not.
For one thing, we have plenty of real snakes around here. But the CD idea sounds good. I'll see what I can steal from the madam's collection.
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Are you going to cut it flush with the bottom of the counter? Just a thought.
The cedar is going Jim. I have decided - with Bud's good advice thrown in for good measure - to abandon the cedar in favor of using tile. I will add another layer (or two) under the existing top until it is of a suitable thickness.
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No pictures of this, but today was anything but good.

Went to go over to town this morning and I was greeted by about 150 gallons of water inside the cabin on the sailboat. That would definitely account for why it was so low in the water.

After an hour and a half of bailing water I finally got to the bottom of the bilge. It looks like the speedo transducer is leaking slowly.

The marine store didn't have any sort of a plug that I could use when I take this one out, so it appears that I may need to fiberglass over the hole when it is removed. There is no tide that is suitable until the 12th at the earliest, so another week of daily bailing I guess to keep the old gal afloat. Like I didn't have enough to keep me busy already.
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Keith, if your transducer is mounted on the transom maybe you could take the screws out and and drive a peg in the screw holes until you can fix it right. If your transducer is through the bottom of the boat that is another story.
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It's right down on the keel Jim. The boat will have to be hauled to get fixed.
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Keith, what type of wood did you used for the cable rail post and cap?
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Keith, what type of wood did you used for the cable rail post and cap?
Are you referring to the railing around the master bedroom? The long one up top?

If so, all the wood is a mix of red and yellow cedar on the posts, and just red cedar on the railing.
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It's right down on the keel Jim. The boat will have to be hauled to get fixed.
Sorry buddy, that is the pits.
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You are more than blessed to have that pristine island as your home!
Beautiful place and beautiful work.
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Sorry buddy, that is the pits.
You could say that Jim...in more ways than one!

I might have a different solution for the problem. I won't know if it works until I try it and wait a day or so to see the results.

If it works, I'll tell you. If it doesn't, I won't know the first thing about it.

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