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Old 05-14-2019, 04:47 PM
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Finished up a couple of Cutting boards... fancy Walnut and Cherry and Maple. The one with a handle required a bit of thinking on how to do it - tough job.

anyway-- nice to cut on when making dinner.


Very nice, if I ever get workshop space set up making something like them is something I'd like to try, maybe someday.
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At LONG last, I'm painting the interior walls of my garage.
Ceilings are tough to do, especially when the job needs two coats of paint....and that's after a coat of primer. However, I'm still chipping away at it. Hopefully, another day, day and a half, and I'll have it done.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:34 PM
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The community I stay at in the winter has a wood shop [30+members] and those guys turn out lots of beautiful stuff like this all the time. They even have rafflies all the time.
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I worked in the yard early this morning, just a little trimming here there and then I started up the mower at 8:00 to finish it off. After that I sat on the front porch and enjoyed a few cups of coffee just looking at how nice the yard looked.
I was sitting there thinking it’s really too bad every task in life doesn’t have the same immediate feeling of self gratification of looking at a lawn you just mowed. And how nice it is to have the time to sit and enjoy it when you are retired.

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Old 05-14-2019, 10:18 PM
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I worked in the yard early this morning, just a little trimming here there and then I started up the mower at 8:00 to finish it off. After that I sat on the front porch and enjoyed a few cups of coffee just looking at how nice the yard looked.
I was sitting there thinking it’s really too bad every task in life doesn’t have the same immediate feeling of self gratification of looking at a lawn you just mowed. And how nice it is to have the time to sit and enjoy it when you are retired.
I did the same thing only a little later in the day an a different kind of beverage.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:20 PM
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I made room for my new engine.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:11 AM
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I made room for my new engine.
Well, open it up! Don't make us wait until Xmas!
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Originally Posted by leadfoot4 View Post
Ceilings are tough to do, especially when the job needs two coats of paint....and that's after a coat of primer. However, I'm still chipping away at it. Hopefully, another day, day and a half, and I'll have it done.
Ceilings are a pain in the neck - figuratively and literally. I did this remodel several years ago. I don't know what possessed someone to put popcorn on a garage ceiling. Chunks of it were falling down. I scraped it off and most of the drywall tape/compound came off with it. I used cheap furring strips to cover the seams and added recessed lighting. Turned out pretty good. I've added another big toolbox and a wall cabinet since.

http://s471.photobucket.com/user/gtm...20stuff/garage

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Old 05-15-2019, 10:45 AM
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I made room for my new engine.
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Well, open it up! Don't make us wait until Xmas!



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Sweet!

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Old 05-15-2019, 05:59 PM
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Excellent! From the first pic, I didn't know Craftsman made car engines.
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by gtmalone View Post
Ceilings are a pain in the neck - figuratively and literally.


And it's tough on the calves, too, as you spend a lot of time balancing yourself on the short, little steps of a step ladder.

I got ambitious, today, and finished it off. Now, on to the next project!!
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Originally Posted by leadfoot4 View Post


And it's tough on the calves, too, as you spend a lot of time balancing yourself on the short, little steps of a step ladder.

I got ambitious, today, and finished it off. Now, on to the next project!!
Why didn't you use one of those telescoping poles that you can attach a roller handle to? Ceilings are a breeze if you use those and they aren't expensive. To me, the real PITA doing ceilings is having to use an edger where the ceiling and wall meet.

Today was a busy day for me. Edged and mowed the front and back yards, finished pressure washing the ground level deck out back, and finished putting Deck Correct on the rest of it. I need a break!

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Old 05-16-2019, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by DAVS Y2K View Post
Why didn't you use one of those telescoping poles that you can attach a roller handle to? Ceilings are a breeze if you use those and they aren't expensive. To me, the real PITA doing ceilings is having to use an edger where the ceiling and wall meet.
I find that it's difficult to get an even coat of paint, doing it that way. I know that the "professionals" do it that way, but they have far more practice with that method than I do, so they can get good results. I did use the pole when I was re-priming a couple of areas, and based on my "hit-or-miss" coverage, I opted not to do it that way, with the color coats. I also had hanging light fixtures and electrical outlets to work around, so I still would have had to be on the ladder to work around them....

I agree that "cutting in" at the ceiling/wall interface can be a pain, but on this particular job, I was painting both the ceiling and the walls the same color, so it wasn't as annoying.
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With rain coming tomorrow, I planted some seeds and plants, mowed the grass and mulched the hummingbird garden.

Last year's pic of hummingbird garden with pumpkin vine:

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Nice garden.
I went to see my cardiologist today. I don't have to go back for a year!!

I'm celebrating with a Bloody Mary.

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Will celebrate with you with a Hendricks Gin and tonic.
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Cheers!!

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Will celebrate with you with a Hendricks Gin and tonic.

A shot of Scotch, in a cup of tea, for me, but nonetheless....
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