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Author Topic: That 'big project' I've been banging on about for a few years now....  (Read 28956 times)
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« Reply #550 on: August 24, 2020, 09:27:19 am »

leakproof seals: will
self-starters: won´t
foolproof: isn´t
Interchangeable Parts: aren´t
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« Reply #551 on: August 24, 2020, 02:13:36 pm »

leakproof seals: will
self-starters: won´t
foolproof: isn´t
Interchangeable Parts: aren't

HAHA...ain't it the truth

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« Reply #552 on: August 24, 2020, 04:47:51 pm »

.....that have sapped my will to try and get more done this year. 

Don't sell yourself short!
You've achieved an incredible amount and should be proud; have a break from it, do something else you really enjoy for a bit, then come back to it in a few weeks feeling rejuvenated and full of enthusiasm.

By the way, those stairs look splendid!
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« Reply #553 on: August 24, 2020, 05:25:27 pm »

.....that have sapped my will to try and get more done this year. 

Don't sell yourself short!
You've achieved an incredible amount and should be proud; have a break from it, do something else you really enjoy for a bit, then come back to it in a few weeks feeling rejuvenated and full of enthusiasm.

By the way, those stairs look splendid!

Thank you!

Today.... some timber arrived.  I can make a start on the radiator cover.... once I finalise the design and get a few more tools and screws. 
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« Reply #554 on: August 25, 2020, 01:15:24 am »

Taking a break from work is a logical action. At least while mother nature is asleep and not trying to kill you.  But then again, when you buy something old, that's the way it is. Need I remind you of the adventures with your car? Hence I must conclude that you're a bit of a masochist. You'll be back at it in no time flat.  Grin

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« Reply #555 on: August 25, 2020, 01:34:50 pm »

Today.... some timber arrived.  I can make a start on the radiator cover.... once I finalise the design and get a few more tools and screws. 
Lucky. Due to CoViD, we're having a major shortage of lumber.
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« Reply #556 on: August 25, 2020, 01:52:54 pm »

Today.... some timber arrived.  I can make a start on the radiator cover.... once I finalise the design and get a few more tools and screws. 
Lucky. Due to CoViD, we're having a major shortage of lumber.
Pax von Corax but your post made me laugh. You live in a country that is full of forests, and yet there's a shortage!  Oh, the irony! ROFL
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« Reply #557 on: August 25, 2020, 05:18:33 pm »

We've had shortages of building plaster, timber, paint... everybody viewed lockdown as the perfect time to take up DIY. 
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« Reply #558 on: August 25, 2020, 07:07:56 pm »

Yesterday, wood arrived.



Some rough cuts just to get it approximately to size. 



And then this evening cut and sanded down.  Joinery isn't one of my strong points, there is more filler than timber in the corners.  Not helped by the fact the skirting is just slightly too large to comfortably fit in the mitre saw.



More staining too- not tonight as there is filler and mastic trying to set.





I had to use the awkward wide-angle lens on the 'phone to get these views, the doors aren't nearly as wide as they might appear. 
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« Reply #559 on: August 26, 2020, 12:18:15 am »

Interesting lights in the room at the bottom of the stairs. Will they stay?
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« Reply #560 on: August 26, 2020, 06:42:35 am »

My Dear James -

I have meant to post several times, and got distracted by the "we need a new admin" effort...

You Sir , are doing a bang up job! It is coming out very well and you have the satisfaction of have done it yourself!

Do not be dismayed by the "it's taken 6 months and I only have this much"  part.

I have been remodeling this house in New Mexico for the last 13 years, and every time I say "aha, done"
I come up with another major mod; such as remodelling the 30 foot by 75 foot attached garage by dividing into a workshop,
giant pantry, and normal 2 car garage; replacing the entire Hot Water furnace, or the Hot water heater; or
adding a 2000 gallon reservoir tank to the well system so as to accommodate an ozone purification system...
now I want to pour concrete pads in the crawlspace, a new 2" concrete pad on the existing "very rough" garage floor,
two new garage doors and openers..... and then start on landscaping the 2 acres... Oh and the master bath needs a remodel...

When you feel exhausted and ready to burn it down , you have to get away with a cup o' and relax and enjoy and decompress...


yhs
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« Reply #561 on: August 26, 2020, 07:29:07 am »

Your garage measures 30 x 75??!!!  Shocked
That's bigger than my house! (2250 vs 1450 sq ft), even should I add the garage to it (another 400 sq ft)
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« Reply #562 on: August 26, 2020, 09:21:33 am »

Your garage measures 30 x 75??!!!  Shocked
That's bigger than my house! (2250 vs 1450 sq ft), even should I add the garage to it (another 400 sq ft)

Bigger than my house, too!! Before the 4mx4m room extension was done in the 70s, my house was 1000sq ft, even smaller than Deimos's house!!
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« Reply #563 on: August 26, 2020, 09:30:29 am »

Wow, your houses are all massive. I used to live in a shoebox in the middle of a road. We didn't have a garage. I had to worry about cars driving over my bed instead.

Sorontar

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« Reply #564 on: August 26, 2020, 09:30:57 am »

My Dear James -

I have meant to post several times, and got distracted by the "we need a new admin" effort...

You Sir , are doing a bang up job! It is coming out very well and you have the satisfaction of have done it yourself!

Do not be dismayed by the "it's taken 6 months and I only have this much"  part.

I have been remodeling this house in New Mexico for the last 13 years, and every time I say "aha, done"
I come up with another major mod; such as remodelling the 30 foot by 75 foot attached garage by dividing into a workshop,
giant pantry, and normal 2 car garage; replacing the entire Hot Water furnace, or the Hot water heater; or
adding a 2000 gallon reservoir tank to the well system so as to accommodate an ozone purification system...
now I want to pour concrete pads in the crawlspace, a new 2" concrete pad on the existing "very rough" garage floor,
two new garage doors and openers..... and then start on landscaping the 2 acres... Oh and the master bath needs a remodel...

When you feel exhausted and ready to burn it down , you have to get away with a cup o' and relax and enjoy and decompress...


yhs
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Thank you! It's a nice feeling when bits get finished.

Interesting lights in the room at the bottom of the stairs. Will they stay?

I *adore* that light fitting. There is no way that it won't be staying.
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« Reply #565 on: August 26, 2020, 10:05:06 am »

Wow, your houses are all massive. I used to live in a shoebox in the middle of a road. We didn't have a garage. I had to worry about cars driving over my bed instead.

Sorontar

Oh my! Shocked.... Well, as long as their tires(tyres) were fully inflated, it should not have been too uncomfortable  Grin
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« Reply #566 on: August 26, 2020, 10:13:22 am »



.....I had to use the awkward wide-angle lens on the 'phone to get these views, the doors aren't nearly as wide as they might appear.  

That picture of the doorway just so much reminds me of the wedding scene from Beetlejuice  Grin

              

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« Reply #567 on: August 26, 2020, 10:16:20 am »

Wow, your houses are all massive. I used to live in a shoebox in the middle of a road. We didn't have a garage. I had to worry about cars driving over my bed instead.

Sorontar


Oh my! Shocked.... Well, as long as their tires(tyres) were fully inflated, it should not have been too uncomfortable  Grin
Pssst, Monty Python reference me thinks.  Wink  Grin

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« Reply #568 on: August 26, 2020, 10:26:39 am »

Wow, your houses are all massive. I used to live in a shoebox in the middle of a road. We didn't have a garage. I had to worry about cars driving over my bed instead.

Sorontar


Oh my! Shocked.... Well, as long as their tires(tyres) were fully inflated, it should not have been too uncomfortable  Grin
Pssst, Monty Python reference me thinks.  Wink  Grin



It is? ....so it is. I had never seen most episodes of Monty Python because for years  I didn't have access to a TV.

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« Reply #569 on: August 26, 2020, 10:44:40 am »


I have been remodeling this house in New Mexico for the last 13 years, and every time I say "aha, done"
I come up with another major mod; such as remodelling the 30 foot by 75 foot attached garage by dividing into a workshop,
giant pantry, and normal 2 car garage;


Sounds like Jay Leno's Garage.  Does it double as an airship hangar?  Wink It's even bigger than our "underground" garage in CDMX.

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« Reply #570 on: August 26, 2020, 10:55:31 am »

Wow, your houses are all massive. I used to live in a shoebox in the middle of a road. We didn't have a garage. I had to worry about cars driving over my bed instead.

Sorontar


Oh my! Shocked.... Well, as long as their tires(tyres) were fully inflated, it should not have been too uncomfortable  Grin
Pssst, Monty Python reference me thinks.  Wink  Grin



It is? ....so it is. I had never seen most episodes of Monty Python because for years  I didn't have access to a TV.


When I was young you didn't have to have TV in the house, my Dad was crazy about Monty Python and the goons. I was brought up listening to both on reel to reel, vinyl albums and tapes.

 Roll Eyes
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« Reply #571 on: August 26, 2020, 10:57:04 am »

Wow, your houses are all massive. I used to live in a shoebox in the middle of a road. We didn't have a garage. I had to worry about cars driving over my bed instead.

Sorontar



I didn't know you were from Yorkshire! Before I understood the reference, for a moment I thought you were a hamster...
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« Reply #572 on: August 26, 2020, 11:07:02 am »

Wow, your houses are all massive. I used to live in a shoebox in the middle of a road. We didn't have a garage. I had to worry about cars driving over my bed instead.

Sorontar


Oh my! Shocked.... Well, as long as their tires(tyres) were fully inflated, it should not have been too uncomfortable  Grin
Pssst, Monty Python reference me thinks.  Wink  Grin



It is? ....so it is. I had never seen most episodes of Monty Python because for years  I didn't have access to a TV.




The Four Yorkshiremen Sketch


So I suppose, now you're going to tell us how instead of watching the 6 o'clock news, you'd all gather around the table and re-enact the news with sock puppets, yes?
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« Reply #573 on: August 26, 2020, 11:07:21 am »

...When I was young you didn't have to have TV in the house, my Dad was crazy about Monty Python and the goons. I was brought up listening to both on reel to reel, vinyl albums and tapes. Roll Eyes

Now that you mention it, I think my brother had the albums, or at least some of them.
But I never listened to them.... (or maybe he never allowed me to listen to them  Tongue)
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« Reply #574 on: August 26, 2020, 11:14:23 am »



The Four Yorkshiremen Sketch

So I suppose, now you're going to tell us how instead of watching the 6 o'clock news, you'd all gather around the table and re-enact the news with sock puppets, yes?


HA.HA.HA.
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