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    • February 7, 2018 7:24 AM EST
      • Right here 'X', Pa
         
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      Attending a friend and getting this much done says both are labors of love. Well done Dave.

    • February 7, 2018 1:59 PM EST
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         This getting better and better by the day, and listen to me my friend, I don't want to hear anything out of you this year about how we can't vote for your build as one of the favorites! No, sir.

       

         And don't try to use the excuse "I'm collecting and counting the votes," because I've arranged to send in a United Nations watch group to supervise the ballot box.

       

       

       

       

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    • February 9, 2018 2:05 AM EST
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      Got only a little bit done,   Painted the facias white.

      Now its time to roof the darn thing.   Even with the extension, I think that this year I will fall into the DNF category.

       

      Back at the hospital for the 25th night.  Things are getting a lot better, 2-3 more days is the guess.

       

       

       

      This post was edited by Dave Taylor at February 9, 2018 2:07 AM EST
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    • February 10, 2018 9:27 PM EST
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      Got the roof installed..... WAHOOOOO!

      Got to get the flashing on, but the hard part is done.  Every piece had a diagonal cut on it, except the 2 center ones, but they had to br cut down.

       

      And I got the door installed,  and the windows glazed and the sashes hung in.   Stuck them in the holes.

      It's finally coming together.

      Time to start worrying about the nit picky things.  Door knobs,  Handles,  Lights,  floor.......OH Yah, the smoke stack..  That just may well not make it in time..

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    • February 10, 2018 9:27 PM EST
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      GREAT NEWS.  My best friend was released this evening from the hospital.   28 days, 16 in ICU.  Still on Oxygen, and will need several weeks to get back totally on her feet.  I get to sleep in my own bed tonight.

      This post was edited by Dave Taylor at February 10, 2018 9:39 PM EST
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    • February 10, 2018 9:43 PM EST
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      Fantastic news! I will bet she is happy too! It 

    • February 10, 2018 10:01 PM EST
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      Great news for you too! What a good friend you are.

       

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • February 10, 2018 10:03 PM EST
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      congrats on the friend coming home, best place for them to recover.

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      Butt Modeler #2

       

       

    • February 10, 2018 10:21 PM EST
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      That is awesome news Dave

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    • February 10, 2018 10:57 PM EST
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      Glad Shanna is resting at home.  Hope she continues down the path of recovery.  The power house looks too. 

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    • February 12, 2018 12:19 AM EST
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      Finally got a good nights sleep, and that left the day for Mik'ing.   

      Got the flashing done on the roof, and around the cupola.

      Got the handles on the service door and the overhead light.  And the corner flashings on all sides.

      And the Front door knob, and the overhead light.

       

      Got a start on the smoke stack.  This will be a turning on the lathe.  I will leave a square on the base as a mount.

      I'm going to try to make it look like a brick stack, so I measured out the courses, and used a saw to cut the grout lines.

      For the top, I cut a final.

      And the stack with the building.

      I have to fabricate a tool to cut the vertical grout joints, and then try to paint it up to make it look like brick.  The base will have Taylor Stone of course.

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    • February 12, 2018 12:25 AM EST
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      Wow, the smoke stack looks amazing. Nice to have the right tools and know how to use them.  You did a great job on the flashing.  Mine is not quite that neat.  What do you use to adhere the tin and flashing to the building?

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    • February 12, 2018 1:02 AM EST
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      @Dan and all.   To hold my Taylor Tin down,  I Use "Power-Tac" that I pick up at Hobby Lobby.  

      Is it special,  I don't think that it is any different then "GOOP" or "E6000".  BUT  I like the smaller, narrow tip!

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    • February 12, 2018 8:53 AM EST
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      Looking great Dave

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    • February 12, 2018 1:03 PM EST
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      Shiny! (in a "Firefly" manner) 

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    • February 12, 2018 6:39 PM EST
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      Been MIK'ing all day, good progress.

       

      Started by making the tool to cut the grout lines.  A chunk of 1/2 bar stock, and a few minutes on the milling machine .

      Then set to work on the Smoke stack. Turned out OK. DECIDED THAT IT WAS NOT GOING TO BE RED BRICK, BUT CONCRET BRICKS.

      A couple coats of Gray concrete primer, and start of the stone base.

      And I like the top.

       

      Got some other detail stuff together.

       

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    • February 12, 2018 7:20 PM EST
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      How about a marble smokestack?? 

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    • February 13, 2018 10:25 PM EST
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      I'm finished !!!   Stuck a fork in it and called it DONE!!

       

      MIK'ed all day, and did the little thingies.  4 hours left, and I'm throwing in the towel.

       

      Photos tomorrow.

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    • February 13, 2018 10:37 PM EST
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      Good night!

    • February 14, 2018 5:20 PM EST
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      Well this is some of the Finnish pics.

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