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Old 09-26-2012, 09:24 AM   #6886
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Got another batch of edging on the big counter yesterday, and now it seems I am running out of thinset of all things.

Hopefully this will be the last bag I have to buy!
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:29 PM   #6887
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Started out with the best of intentions to finish up the counter tiles...but there was less than a cup of thinset, so that idea went out the window quickly.

Next up I cut three pieces of fabric to use when sticking the new transom wood in place. Much better luck there.

Here's the back view, and please note the piece of wood I used across the back to press the clamps against.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:31 PM   #6888
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Here's the inside after the fiberglass was cured and the clamps off.
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When I took the clamps off, that piece of wood mentioned above was quite firmly stuck to the transom. All the resin squeezout had run over the top and onto the plywood and stuck it on but good. So when I finally used a hammer to pry it off, it took some of the fresh paint with it.

Nothing a little touch up and a few cuss words won't fix.
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Next I added another layer of fabric to the inside of the transom for moisture protection. It will get painted later.
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We had an interesting sky late this afternoon, along with the reflection in the ocean.
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Then later this evening, it turned into this sunset.

By the way...if you look low and to the southwest shortly after the sun sets where you are, you should be able to see Mars with the naked eye. Of course binoculars or a telescope make it much better, but it should show up as a red star without optical aid.
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Will we be able to see Mars here tomorrow evening? I sure hope so, a really good friend gave me a great telescope and this would be another great time to use it.

I had to replace the transom of a boat I use to have and all I had was 8/4 cherry about 12 or 14 inches wide, that was a fancy transom to have to hide like that.
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Will we be able to see Mars here tomorrow evening?
You should be able to Jim. It will be low in the southwest. It shows as a very bright red star with the naked eye. You should be able to see some surface detail through a scope.

Then as the evening progresses, you will be able to see Jupiter and her moons high in the sky and then Venus will be up in the pre-dawn sky as well. Jupiter is particularly good right now because it is so high and we look through very little of Earth's atmosphere while observing. The less of our dirty air we look through, the better the images of the planets.

I haven't checked on this specifically, but I also understand that Saturn might be visible in the evening sky right after dusk.

If you go here, SkyandTelescope.com you will also see that Uranus (which most people have never seen,) is also visible. You just need to know where to look. Good luck!
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You should be able to Jim. It will be low in the southwest. It shows as a very bright red star with the naked eye. You should be able to see some surface detail through a scope.

Then as the evening progresses, you will be able to see Jupiter and her moons high in the sky and then Venus will be up in the pre-dawn sky as well. Jupiter is particularly good right now because it is so high and we look through very little of Earth's atmosphere while observing. The less of our dirty air we look through, the better the images of the planets.

I haven't checked on this specifically, but I also understand that Saturn might be visible in the evening sky right after dusk.

If you go here, SkyandTelescope.com you will also see that Uranus (which most people have never seen,) is also visible. You just need to know where to look. Good luck!
Thanks buddy, I appreciate that. I do subscribe to SkyandTelescope.com, I will check that out. The first time seeing planets first hand is just amazing. The first thing I saw was Jupiter and her moons, it is a whole lot different than seeing a picture online. I hope it isn't cloudy here this evening or tomorrow morning.
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At long last the edge is set around the big curved counter.

Perhaps you have noticed my singularly well developed ability to clutter up a countertop without even trying!
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The middle sized counter behind now has all the edging plywood glued in place. This is to bring it up to the preferred thickness.
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And then the last small counter has the trim wood glued and nailed on to the back and end.
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At long last the edge is set around the big curved counter.

Perhaps you have noticed my singularly well developed ability to clutter up a countertop without even trying!
It looks beautiful. I bet you're glad to be done working on it.

Oh, and the clutter on the counter top is not your fault. It's a natural phenomenon - any flat surface in a house has an almost 'magnetic' draw to small objects. Even if you weren't there, the clutter would still accumulate.
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Oh, and the clutter on the counter top is not your fault. It's a natural phenomenon - any flat surface in a house has an almost 'magnetic' draw to small objects. Even if you weren't there, the clutter would still accumulate.
I see, I just knew there had to be a good reason behind all that mess!
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