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Old 06-25-2010, 08:30 AM   #1456
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The backing wood is just sufficient to catch the ends of each board...screwed on at the height of each riser.
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:58 PM   #1457
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Where do you folks get your energy?

I'm 62, it's 90 degrees, I'm movin' slow and cryin' like a baby. Today's job had me traversing five steps each time I cut some tile (outside) and returned to the the work site. I'm wore out! Sweat's rollin' and I smell like a pony. And you guys are working like carpenter ants all of the time. How do you do it?
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:00 PM   #1458
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Where do you folks get your energy?

I'm 62, it's 90 degrees, I'm movin' slow and cryin' like a baby. Today's job had me traversing five steps each time I cut some tile (outside) and returned to the the work site. I'm wore out! Sweat's rollin' and I smell like a pony. And you guys are working like carpenter ants all of the time. How do you do it?
Don't feel bad Bud...I'm 67, and today it's a scorcher in the sun. Just went over to town for some hardibacker, a grout bag and the grout for the solarium with the terra cotta tiles.

When I got back my neighbour was trying to fix a leak in his dinghy, but he didn't have any hardener for the resin...and he only had a tiny little piece of 6 oz cloth...basically useless.

So I rounded up the hardener, some decent biaxial fabric and fixed it the right way for him. Now it's sitting out in the sun curing nicely.

Now I have to get to work or nothing will come of this day. And a pal of mine has just showed up in the bay on his sailboat and I'm invited out later for some chinwagging. I promised him I would bring the strawberries and whipped cream!

Some days you just can't win.
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:14 AM   #1459
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The fact of the matter is that yesterday was basically a write-off.

Except that the chinwagging went on far too long, and the strawberries and whipped cream were delicious.

This morning, while checking the battery bank in the utility room...what do my beady little eyes spy?

The new one is white, the other one must be at least 5 years old - never used - I don't even remember buying it!
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This is absolutely, positively, without any doubt, the final soffit I need to make! Enough is enough!
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:18 AM   #1461
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Right after I finished the first coat of stain, our pooch started to set up a heck of a ruckus. This usually indicates that someone is on the property.

All it turned out to be was half a dozen kayaks going by, but they were all talking rather loudly to one another.
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:23 AM   #1462
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Among the jobs that have been waiting to be done for the past year or two is the application of cedar strips on the wall facing the kitchen at the bottom of the stairwell.

The rough strips covering the framing were just that. Very rough.

I gave the wall the once over with the power plane to at least knock off most of the high spots.
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:26 AM   #1463
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It looks pretty crude, I know. But it should come out OK once it's covered.

I had previously cut the cedar strips for this wall maybe two years ago...nothing like a little procrastination before nailing them on!

What I had forgotten was that I hadn't cut the different length pieces for the bottom of the wall where it wraps around the first three steps.

So, everything came to a grinding halt while I went back into manufacturing mode.
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While I was excavating the wood for the wall, I ran across some strips which should be OK for the lower handrail.

Hopefully, this will be the last time I have to look at this temporary setup - it has been removed now.
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One other thing I remembered to bring back from town yesterday was some long bolts to attach the two posts at the far end of the deck upstairs.

This setup will need to be bolted on prior to any soffit being installed as it will be a nut and bolt affair.
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As soon as the end posts are bolted in place, I will be able to commence the long job of covering this area with soffit.

Each board is already tapered - hopefully correctly - but both ends need to be cut to a scribed line. This takes a fair chunk of time.
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"The new one is white, the other one must be at least 5 years old - never used - I don't even remember buying it!"

That's just what I needed! . dorf dude...
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Hey Coco! Your house is just amazing buddy. I don't think we can all say or put in words just how wonderful your workmanship is. It's just undescribable.

Have you thought of putting it in a magazine? House Beautiful comes to mind(not even sure it's still in print), but I'm sure any magazine would be interested! Or have you done this? If you have, what magazine was it? I want the back issue!!!
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"The new one is white, the other one must be at least 5 years old - never used - I don't even remember buying it!"

That's just what I needed! . dorf dude...
The more I clear up around here the more things I will unearth.

Usually I find that if I can't find something I just absolutely know that I have, as soon as I buy another one I trip over the original right away...never fails!
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Hey Coco! Your house is just amazing buddy. I don't think we can all say or put in words just how wonderful your workmanship is. It's just undescribable.

Have you thought of putting it in a magazine? House Beautiful comes to mind(not even sure it's still in print), but I'm sure any magazine would be interested! Or have you done this? If you have, what magazine was it? I want the back issue!!!
Thanks Tracy.

No, I haven't done anything like that. It's more than enough fun posting everything here.

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