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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Thanks! It's all spotted gum.

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    Very good work Rick, did you do all the machining ?
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    No, a joiner friend made the stairs and the rails and together we did the installation. I turned about half of the balusters and then got a professional woodturning friend to do the rest as it was driving me insane. David helped me build the balustrade too. I still have another to go, which I'll do soon, but it's a lot shorter than the full staircase length so I'll do that one alone.

    The skirting, which you can't really see, is all turpentine. The joiner friend has a spindle moulder so we machined all the turpentine with that. It's like rock, tough on blades, but dresses up beautifully - almost as if it's been glazed sometimes.

    I'll see if I can find a picture of the skirting.

    Rick
    Last edited by RFNK; 08-13-2018 at 04:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    and together we did the installation.
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    Boootiful..should get plenty of stares.
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    I don't really have a picture of the skirting. You can see it a bit, against the wall, in this picture but it's not very clear. Gives a better idea of the shape of the staircase though. But the thing I was really alluding to is that there's a role outside boatbuilding for a shed full of clamps. At present, i think I have about 10 clamps on the boat, 30 or 40 or more in the shed and about 30 in the house in town, and I still run out of clamps!

    The bigger Irwin/Qick Grip clamps or whatever it is they're called, are really good. I'm finding they're my go-to clamps these days, along with medium-small F clamps. The Irwin clamps in this photo though are only small ones along with some barely useful ones from Aldi (Aldi F clamps, OTOH, are terrific).

    Stairs 2.jpg

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    Very impressive.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    There are less awkward ways to stop people sliding down the bannister……………………….

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Sometimes house projects are a lot like boat projects:

    Attachment 21087

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    Wow that is really nice, can you post some pictures of how the kitchen addition tuned out.

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    Thanks all!

    Sorry Tom, no. The upstairs bedroom and bathroom are pretty much complete, the closing in of the balcony too, and the front room downstairs is virtually complete. I'm currently working on the middle room and I still have the laundry and kitchen to go. I'll post some pictures of it when it's done.

    Tomorrow I'm working on the boat!!!!! The plan is to take it out of the water in September for the engine installation so I'm spending a few days this month doing more prep work. I think i now have all the materials and equipment I'll need so i just want the boat to be as ready as possible so that I don't waste any out-of-the-water time. Otherwise, it's all about house stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnno View Post
    Boootiful..should get plenty of stares.
    I think this is called `suffering for my puns'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    There are less awkward ways to stop people sliding down the bannister……………………….
    I think so too. The most enjoyable way is to watch and listen to the spotted gum splinter gathering procedure.

    No one slides twice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Wow that is really nice, can you post some pictures of how the kitchen addition tuned out.
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    Thanks all!

    Sorry Tom, no. The upstairs bedroom and bathroom are pretty much complete, the closing in of the balcony too, and the front room downstairs is virtually complete. I'm currently working on the middle room and I still have the laundry and kitchen to go. I'll post some pictures of it when it's done.

    Tomorrow I'm working on the boat!!!!! The plan is to take it out of the water in September for the engine installation so I'm spending a few days this month doing more prep work. I think i now have all the materials and equipment I'll need so i just want the boat to be as ready as possible so that I don't waste any out-of-the-water time. Otherwise, it's all about house stuff.

    Rick
    Apologies I was in the wrong house, same here mostly about house and yard stuff. I will be ripping into the ensuite and the bathroom shortly. Tomorrow I will drop 4 of the last big palm trees in preparation for having a shade sail installed adjacent to the triple car garage .

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    It's the house in Newcastle. I can post some pictures of the extension where the kitchen will go - I'll see what I can find.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I think so too. The most enjoyable way is to watch and listen to the spotted gum splinter gathering procedure.

    No one slides twice!

    Rick
    My eyes just watered at the thought.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    It's the house in Newcastle. I can post some pictures of the extension where the kitchen will go - I'll see what I can find.

    Rick
    OK, that explains things a lot. I was trying to work out how that all fitted on the other place .
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    One step at a time


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    Tread Lightly (boat content. You're welcome)


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    Well that one was stairing me in the face.

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    At least you got a riser out of it !
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    C'mon you lot! Stop stringering us along.

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    Matt ! You put you foot down!
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    I newel you lot would behave like this.


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    Oh God, look what I've been missing! Been crook for two days but better now. Life is full of ups and downs ...

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    …and not boat post in sight no matter how much I stair…………..

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    Okay then... Here's one of Pixie in Mooloolaba. This was Monday, getting ready to go out for a quick sail to have a look. The first outing since she arrived here last week.


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    Looking good. And thanks for bringing boats back into it!

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    I still have no idea what she looks like under sail from off-boat. Next time we go out I'm sending someone onto the headland with a big lens, or dumping someone in the dinghy while we're out.

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    Very handsome Matt.

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    As above - looks great and she'll look even better under sail!

    Rick

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    She looks great and she's lucky you found her too Matt !
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    If a bloke were thinking of casting a few items to sell on Ebay to supplement the Age Pension how do you think chain stoppers would go ? and what would be a reasonable price ? Which chain sizes ? 8mm and 10mm?

    Something like this ....suggestions welcome.

    Chain stopper.jpg
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    I think they'd go well except they're quite often available second hand. Not as nice as that one. I suggest you look at mainstream suppliers like Davey for an idea of pricing. Why not run a little competition here to get ideas on casting? The only things I've ever cast are lures, bait and aspersions.

    I do think there's a market in Venice, I mean vents.

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    The vent has been shelved for a while Rick, I may finish the pattern but it will be up to you get it cast, machined and polished . It's too big for me.

    The chain stopper would need about $50 to make it worthwhile.
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    Harsh reality? I reckon that looks a bit agricultural. I think most people will go buy something shiny from whitworths. You might sell one a year if you are very lucky. I'd suggest smallish bronze cleats and rowlocks. Shiny and elegant.

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    Oh and I can't believe you can make and sell that for $50.00 OK you can amortise your pattern making over 20 sales, assuming you live another 20 years. But the raw material plus the gas to melt it must cost most of that. Then your time. To go buy the bronze. Set it up. Melt it, pour it, grind and polish it into some reasonable shape, pack it and take it to the post office. Manage your eBay/gumtree ad. How many hours per unit?

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