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Old 06-23-2013, 04:24 PM   #7816
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Amazing. You must be a genius.

I loved 'Wind in the Willow' and wish I had a Toad Hall in my yard, like yours.
Well, thank you very much and welcome. Mrs. Coco is responsible for the Toad Hall.

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Hi Keith!

I happened to be in the neighbourhood and thought I'd drop by for old-times sake. Your house is beyond spectacular - looks like heaven in fact - I wish I could live there

Sadly I'm pretty much out of the DIY game now since I went and got myself employed (the pay check's all well and good, but it really cuts into my free time ).

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Sadly I'm pretty much out of the DIY game now since I went and got myself employed (the pay check's all well and good, but it really cuts into my free time ).
Oh boy.......I can relate to that! Having to go to a real job and actually stay there for forty hours a week is a real stress on my lifestyle too. Being employed sucks. Fortunately my bank accounts have stabilized like never before but still.........

Keith I can't say anything about your home that hasn't already been said but from a peon-carpenter to a master craftsman carpenter: I can feel both your pain and your satisfaction in such an accomplishment. That place is beautiful. You da man!
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Hey coco.
Very nice house, i read this whole thread, took me weeks but i got there.
anyhoo, check this video of a gag show.
Look at the person at 13:36, wouldn't be you would it?
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Hey coco.
Very nice house, i read this whole thread, took me weeks but i got there.
anyhoo, check this video of a gag show.
Look at the person at 13:36, wouldn't be you would it?
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Pretty funny...but no, it isn't me.

Well, congratulations on managing to get all the way through the thread...that's a definite commitment of your time that's for sure. And as always to new subscribers...welcome! I hope that you might have found something useful in here somewhere.
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Oh boy.......I can relate to that! Having to go to a real job and actually stay there for forty hours a week is a real stress on my lifestyle too. Being employed sucks. Fortunately my bank accounts have stabilized like never before but still.........

Keith I can't say anything about your home that hasn't already been said but from a peon-carpenter to a master craftsman carpenter: I can feel both your pain and your satisfaction in such an accomplishment. That place is beautiful. You da man!
Hi Bud...haven't had the pleasure of your words of wisdom for a little while. Glad to hear your bank account(s) PLURAL bank accounts??? are doing well!

Still have a little bit of grouting to get finished...and I may actually get that done today and tomorrow.
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I guess the first thing I should do is to wish all my Canadian friends


Happy Canada Day!
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Next thing will be to show the hanging gadgets I am making to hold three Asian style lanterns in the bedroom.

The lights will be installed above the curved beam using LED light bulbs. I'll need those to keep the lights cool, as the lanterns are made of paper.

I hope the photos are self explanatory, but if not, the holders will be screwed onto the framing above the beam and simply have the lights hanging down a short distance.

I still have the shaping and finishing to do yet...this is the first one roughed out only.
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i guess the first thing i should do is to wish all my canadian friends


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Well, I don't know Jim, but you did manage to get it all into lower case...!
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Hi Bud...haven't had the pleasure of your words of wisdom for a little while. Glad to hear your bank account(s) PLURAL bank accounts??? are doing well!

Still have a little bit of grouting to get finished...and I may actually get that done today and tomorrow.

"Bank account(s)" ?
WHOOPS!!! I missed that! That would have been a typo I suppose.
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Happy Independence Day!
To all my good American friends, Hope you enjoy your July 4th holiday!
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Getting down to the nitty gritty now, mostly little stuff to finish up. I made a nice cover piece for where the wood joint was on the top wall, nice improvement.
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You know how you avoid fixing things that are out of sight?

Right at the top of the stairs to the roof just about nothing has been done since day 1. No sills or casings around the windows, one of the walls isn't even covered with cedar and it's a general mess.
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While I didn't get it all done yesterday, I did make some window sills and got the side casings done. What a difference. Still some mess to tidy up and the wall isn't covered yet.

It's a very difficult place to get a pic of, so apologies for that.
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