My current huge project

Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:37 pm

I think I got the color pretty darned close,, the problem is lighting, natural light and CF light are vastly different.. so what looked good last night with CF lighting didn't look very good this morning.. but I've got it where I like it right now. with natural light, so I'm gonna give it a coat of finish. and see what I have after it dries.

I'm concerned about the poly sticking well to the 'over stained' wood.. I hope, since they are both mineral spirts based products that the polyurethane will stick well to the wood.. If not,, it's only a few feet of maple 1x4, and a few hours on the table saw and planer to make the trim over again.. not what I want to do, but if I have to, so be it.

Found an overtightened and stripped gas orfice jet in the KitchenAid stove top when I went to convert it from Nat.Gas to Propane... so I guess KitchenAid will have a warrantee job before I even connect gas to the stove.. :mad: :mad:

Oh well, it'll eventually get done and lived in..

Greg L
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:16 am

In the morning light, the stain color looks very good, so this morning I'll put a second coat of poly on the pieces.. and a third tonight. Then they can be screwed down and the holes plugged..

Base molding and door trim getting cut and fit today. The trim guy just showed up.

Gotta go.

Greg
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:05 pm

Recieved a photo from the steel fabricator, and his expectation that it will be welded up and painted by the middle of next week, so I may have a finished railing the following weekend.. HOORAAAAAYYY!!!

Windows and doors are stained and being finished this week and weekend, more trim to go on next week,, Then some steps on the deck..

The 'LIST" is actually getting shorter.. :shock: :lol:

Greg

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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:49 pm

Greg,that's only this list--wait till you find that back-up list :lol:
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:58 pm

So that is what that roll of paper, the size of a roll of carpeting is.. leaning in the back corner of the closet..

No rest, ever..

Greg
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:51 am

I bet you wish you were like me. ColorBlind! While I can see colors, I can't tell if stuff match's or not. And different shades of color don't stand out to me. My wife loves the way I dress when she doesn't pick out my clothes.
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:15 am

That's not color blind, that's called "being a MAN!"

:D ;) :lol:

Unless you got a little of that "metrosexual" gene, there's no way you can possibly put a matching outfit together.
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:25 am

jpete wrote:That's not color blind, that's called "being a MAN!"

:D ;) :lol:

Unless you got a little of that "metrosexual" gene, there's no way you can possibly put a matching outfit together.



:D
While I agree with you! My Blue Ford pickup was really green. :shock:
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:59 am

You should get into the automotive paint industry. ... with BMW or Mercedes. :lol: What do you mean I painted it the wrong color???



I know the feeling Greg ... my list for the bike is getting shorter as well. In both cases, the finished product will be well worth the time & effort. 8-)
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:50 am

cArNaGe wrote:While I agree with you! My Blue Ford pickup was really green. :shock:


LOL. My uncle was a cop and red/green color blind. Any idea how many times he wrote tickets for going through a green light! :lol: ;)
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:32 pm

Got back to Michigan about noon today,, collapsed in the recliner for about two hours.. I couldn't sleep much on the flight from New Yuk to Detroit.. I was up in the cockpit on a jumpseat.. very uncomfortable, and no place to rest my head.. I had a bit of trouble staying awake on the drive home from the airport.. so a nap was needed..

The windows and doors are masked, stained, and some have sealer and finish on them.. they look very nice.. just the right amount of sheen. The trim should look very nice once installed.

I bought some satin sheen poly and put a third coat of poly on the floor transition strips, so the sheen more closely matches the floor.. High GLoss next to satin flooring didn't look very nice..

Next week I'm home, no flying, just 10-12 hour days on the house, farm and trucks.

In regards to colors, I'm not colorblind at all, I pass the FAA color tests 100% everytime.. But tell me: is turquoise blue or green?? I think it can be called either.. but get 'corrected' often :mad: And Teal,, mostly green, but sometimes more blue than green..

Greg L
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:32 pm

Just a reminder--I knew you hid,whoops,I mean placed it somewhere ;)NOW,that's what we're talking about--lookin good Greg--hey,are those newspapers on the counters part of that Michigan DEEEE-CORIE :)Is the bannister going to have that wood on the top???
LsFarm wrote:So that is what that roll of paper, the size of a roll of carpeting is.. leaning in the back corner of the closet..

No rest, ever..

Greg
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:01 pm

LsFarm wrote:... is turquoise blue or green?? I think it can be called either...And Teal,, mostly green, but sometimes more blue than green...

Here's how tell --- I had a "teal" car. When I went to register it, and said "teal", the lady behind the desk said, "If a five-year-old looked at it, what color would he call it?" BLUE.
Except then there was my brother's Camaro. Green if you had the sun in your eyes, metallic blue if the sun was behind you.
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:53 am

Staining and finishing is done. At least for everything that's installed.. I still have one door to install into the upstairs off the laundry.. I've been waiting to find a door in the 'scratch and dent' section at either Lowes or HD,, but no luck so far.. so I'll just go buy one. The other door is into the half bath, it will be painted.

We got some of the window and door trim installed, now I need to get it painted.. tried to paint before, then install, but the nail holes show anyway, need a touchup after installation, so I gave up on pre-painting.

I'm happy with the 'look' of the 'Reeded & Rosetes'. It will look better with a fresh coat of paint..

Time to make the donuts..

Greg L

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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:03 pm

I've been busy for several days.. got some help and put in the steps on the deck where it joins with the paver-brick patio outside my Mom's apartment. It was a lot more work than just building the deck.. too much to think about, measure, adjust etc... But other than the hand rail and stair rail they are in and I like how they look.

The stair railing showed up, and got installed, welded to the rest of the balcony railing, it's very sturdy, and looks great. It's nice to have a handrail going up and down the stairs.. I didn't realize how much nicer it is untill I tried it.. makes the climb/descent much easier.

More trim work tomorrow.

Greg L

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