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Old 05-07-2013, 12:03 AM   #7576
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For moi it the other way around but my daughter was reading this thread as well and she quote in French

"Papa, tu peux faire peu d'objets ce qu'il a fait sur ​​le forum? "

(Dad, can you do make few items what he did on the forum ? )

My reply is Oui.

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OK Marc, so which ones are you going to make?

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Another incredible great weather day here on the west coast! Nothing but sun!
I have the railing glued up as far as necessary, now I just have to figure out how to move it outside and get it set up somehow to do all the shaping etc.

My friend Tim came over to look at the dinghy at the head of the bay with a view to repairing it. Someone found it floating out in the chuck and gave it to my neighbour. He offered it to me if I could use it. I couldn't, but someone "borrowed" Tim's dinghy last year and neglected to return it...so Tim will make use of it. It has the usual holes worn right through the keel, but with the 30C high temperature today our fiberglass fix worked perfectly.

I should have asked Tim for help to move the railing...hmmmmm...maybe tomorrow when he comes to retrieve the dinghy.

I did manage to get the first coat of varnish on the stair posts...I put some screws in both ends of each post and used them to support the posts. That way I could varnish the posts all the way around in one go.
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While I was eating dinner outside earlier this evening, this bundle of logs came floating leisurely by. There are probably two or three more rows of logs under the water which we cannot see. Good thing the skiff is out of commission, otherwise that would have been next winters' firewood!
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Buddy that is some fantastic work, can't wait to see it in place.
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OK Marc, so which ones are you going to make?
This fall I will be rebuilding my staircase and will make it wider and have open stairway simaiur to your design but at one landing spot it will be not flat just smooth curve around that something I am drawing for a while and with your photos it did gave me some idea how to deal with it.

Right now the stairway is pretty narrow 80 CM wide will plan to widen them up to 1.2 meter wide I know it willl affect the structure but that part what I will work it will not be a load bearing stucture so it will be not too bad once I figure out how the floor joints are hanged in differnt fashon.

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Marc, an increase of .4 meter in your stair width will make a very nice wide stair. That's 16" for your American friends.

Are your stairs actually curved at the moment, or are they straight?
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OK, a couple of things to tell you about...first a shot or two of the dinghy we fixed yesterday for Tim to use. There was a chunk of 'glass worn right off the back of the keel, which is normal for most dinghy's around here. It looks to be OK now, and when Tim paddled it back over to his place this afternoon there were no leaks.
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Today it was time to move the new railing out of the bedroom to the back deck. That was about the only place that was long enough and flat enough to do the shaping. At 23' 2" long, let me assure you it was a real handful to move.

First I slid it out of the bedroom to the tub deck. From there it needed to be lifted clear of the ground and carried out the back. I got this far before I had to set it down...so I took a picture of the wooden rainbow where I dropped it.
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From there, it went to the deck, where I set it up on three saw horses to be worked on. Here we are with the belt sander, power plane, random orbital sander, spray glue and a load of extra discs all ready to go.
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The plan was to flatten the back of the handrail first, which went reasonably well. Got it all planed and sanded with nothing more than minor back pain.
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After the back was sanded, I turned the handrail around and end for end to tackle the top side. Got the power planing done, and about 80% of the belt sander work done when something let go inside the sander. One less tool to worry about.

Finished the sanding with the random orbital and went through about 9 discs. It's much easier to do the job with fresh sandpaper all the time than to try and drag out every last inch of life from an old disc. Besides, they are easy to change when they are hot. Just peel right off without a fight.
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Interesting little note here...this morning I put the magic thermometer out in the sun as the sun was just rising over the trees, so it was fairly early.

By around 10 or so, it hit 53C...about 127F. Moderately warm, to say the least. Oddly enough, as the sun got higher, the temperature went way down to the low 30's.
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Some totally gratuitous pics of today's flowers in the garden.
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That handrail, which by now had produced world class back pain, was returned to the front garden and set up again on sawhorses, this time to be varnished. One coat on the back as we speak, and hopefully two more on tomorrow. After that I will flip it over and varnish the front.
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Marc, an increase of .4 meter in your stair width will make a very nice wide stair. That's 16" for your American friends.

Are your stairs actually curved at the moment, or are they straight?
Right now it is straight with two 45 degree landing at 3/4 way up and plan to change the way it run to smooth it out and look better as well.

So make a smooth curve and elemated the awarked spot.

That will take me a little time but I will get there but for now I will wait until fall when the weather over here is stablized that when the best time to do the work ( when my bussiness start to slow down a little but right now it is pretty busy at the moment.)

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