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Old 12-14-2012, 10:08 AM   #7276
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Someone must have beat me to it.
Yes, it looks like it. Actually, it was quite interesting. Written in a language I couldn't understand and in a currency I had no idea what it might be. Lots of pretty colours.

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Did someone say spam? Was it served with eggs?
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Did someone say spam? Was it served with eggs?
..eggs, fried potatoes, bacon, toast, fried tomatoes, orange juice, coffee...
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..eggs, fried potatoes, bacon, toast, fried tomatoes, orange juice, coffee...
I'm sorry I missed it now. , man that is a feast.
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I'm sorry I missed it now. , man that is a feast.
Gotta be quick around here Jim!
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Getting closer to having a fully functional kitchen now! I made a couple of sliding shelves to make it easier to either retrieve or bury stuff at the bottom of a cupboard.

Jim knows all about how difficult it is to use those bottom shelves. (Bud does too!) A piece of cake getting down there...it's the getting back up that's the problem.

With the sliding shelf, it's easy to grab something from the back without needing to get right down on all fours and dig in the back of the cupboard.
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Getting rolling on the wood for the ceiling as well. The perimeter is all done - 51 pieces yet! Getting started on all the infill now.
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Getting rolling on the wood for the ceiling as well. The perimeter is all done - 51 pieces yet! Getting started on all the infill now.
Now I see where the blocks go, that is good thinking, and it looks good also.
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An amazing thread... awesome stuff!
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Got a question by email about these ceiling blocks etc.

Here's a brief description.

This pic is just four pieces of wood pushed up against one of the blocks, as a demo. It's sitting on the table.

The thin strips are about 1/8" thinner than the octagonal blocks so that the blocks can have the edges chamfered a little to soften the appearance. You don't want a hard edge showing anywhere on the thin strips, so the thicker block will accommodate this.
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Where the long curved edge trim fits around the light valence, the thin boards fit right up against it without needing a block. The curved edge trim was made the same thickness as the blocks so as to accommodate this also.
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A few posts back there is a pic of the block up against the curved trim. This section is finished now, and you can see that I added two small finishing triangles on the back side of the octagon.

It was strictly a coincidence that this block just happened to be placed right up against the curved piece.
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An amazing thread... awesome stuff!
Jake...welcome to the thread and a big thank you for your kind comment. If you have any questions, just fire away.
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The buzz hereabouts this morning was all about the high tide and the accompanying tidal surge.

At English Bay in Vancouver this morning, there were some quite spectacular waves as the water came up and over the promenade.

I do believe that we had the highest tide I have seen here on Ruxton, which caused the removal of the big old log which was acting to hold my bank in place down at the bay. Dealing with the resulting erosion now. Things were floating which had no right to be in the water at all!

Over on Vancouver Island, Nanaimo got a decent dumping of snow, but opposite where we are the snow was kept back from shore a mile or so by the moderating temperature of the ocean.

Here's a couple of shots taken this morning.
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With the holiday season upon us I thought I would share this experience with you about drinking and driving:

As you may know some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time on the way home after a social event with friends.

Well, two days ago I was out for an evening with friends and had several cocktails followed by some rather nice red wine. Feeling jolly, I still had the good-sense to know I may be slightly over the limit.

That is when I did something I have never done before - -
I took a taxi home.

Sure enough, on the way home there was a police road block, but since it was a taxi they waved it past. Thankfully I arrived home safely without incident.

This was a real surprise as I had never driven a taxi before. I donít know where I got it, and now that it is in my garage, I donít know what to do with it.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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