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Old 06-05-2013, 01:08 PM   #7741
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Here's the other half sitting in place. I tried to load this earlier, but it seems that the chatroom went on vacation.
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The last steps to be done are in the front entrance. Up at 4:30 this morning with the goal of finishing them before breakfast.

The cedar on the side wasn't done, the top two arbutus cap boards weren't made, the riser covers weren't there and so on.

To make a long story short, brekky was at 9:15!
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I got asked a question about the iris pic above as to how the "shadow" appeared around the flower.

That's not natural of course, but when I took the pic it was fairly late in the evening and the light was just about gone.

In the process of fixing the photo for publication I was doing the adjusting in iPhoto, and I think it was probably the "highlights" button that brought that artifact out. I don't think that would happen with a decent daylight pic.
Yes Keith it is the highlights feature button on your photo software. It can sometimes highlight too much. It tried to enhance by adding more colour to the pixels. BTW railings look great.
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I would love to see the place inside and out with all its character and charm.

Maybe if we all chipped in you could splurge for a photographer to come and shoot a virtual tour..like the kind Realtors use
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Wow the railing is amazing Keith.
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I would love to see the place inside and out with all its character and charm.

Maybe if we all chipped in you could splurge for a photographer to come and shoot a virtual tour..like the kind Realtors use
You may not have to wait too long. I have a realtor coming over here next week to list the place. I don't know if he does the virtual tour thing or not, but he does shoot lots of pics. But then, so do I.
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Wow the railing is amazing Keith.
Thanks...I spent some more time on it today.

I got the rail fastened to the posts, got the countersunk holes all plugged, and after the glue dried got the plugs rasped and sanded down.

As you can guess by the pic it got a coat of varnish, but it was getting pretty dark by the time I was done and took the pic. I'll see if I can get a better version tomorrow.
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Amazing.
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Thanks...I spent some more time on it today.

I got the rail fastened to the posts, got the countersunk holes all plugged, and after the glue dried got the plugs rasped and sanded down.

As you can guess by the pic it got a coat of varnish, but it was getting pretty dark by the time I was done and took the pic. I'll see if I can get a better version tomorrow.
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Amazing.
+1000

Flipping awesome.

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You may not have to wait too long. I have a realtor coming over here next week to list the place. I don't know if he does the virtual tour thing or not, but he does shoot lots of pics. But then, so do I.
I'm sure the lucky Realtor will realize his extreme good fortune the second he steps off the boat and order the tour.

It will be absolutely priceless.

Wishing you the very best of luck in the future
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Keith I have a favor to ask of you, if you would be so kind to help me identify these two items. thanks in advance.
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Keith I have a favor to ask of you, if you would be so kind to help me identify these two items. thanks in advance.
Well, the truth is I don't have the foggiest idea what either one is. They may not even be woodworking tools.

But I'm going to hazard a guess that the bottom one might be something to do with leatherwork...as in it's used as a punch of sorts for decoration. Most likely has a completely different use.

Possibly an old grout removal tool as well.

What I would suggest is that you send the pics off to Lee Valley who will no doubt tell you exactly what they are.
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OK, I'm going to back up a bit here and show you how the railing found it's way to where it is now, and how the rails to hold the glass in place (not yet done) are to be cut.

At over 20 feet long and somewhat heavy - not to mention extremely awkward to handle by oneself - it wasn't a bad idea to fabricate something to prevent the freshly minted handrails from falling off. They did have to get shifted around, and I simply couldn't afford for them to go south at that point.

So I made up some plywood cutouts which clamped to all the posts to make sure nothing untoward happened.
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Now the railings could be slid back and forth as necessary in preparation for cutting. I clamped both top and bottom parts together and did the job with one of my trusty Japanese saws using a nice new blade.

I have to tell you this was one of the most nerve wracking jobs I have ever done. One slip and all that work would have gone down the drain.
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Next up was to drill some countersunk holes - two per post - to attach the handrails with.

I cut these posts many years ago on the sawmill, and the fir was getting pretty solid. So, even with tapered drill bits, it was an excellent idea to wax the screws before installation.

I tried just one without the wax..no go senorita.
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