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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Tacoma, WA

    Redoing the floors (and everything else!) in the house.

    I pulled out the hardwood in one of my hallways where the flooring was laid parallel with the decking (car-decking). It was like walking on an ocean, all wavy and un-even. I would have had to sand it over 1/4" to get it flat.

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    When I pulled all the wood, I decided to build a cold air return vent and put thresholds in all the doorways. I'll be building new casings and doors here later. (maybe sooner if my lovely wife brings up the subject of me having to sleep in the shop again...)

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    The wood is all installed and first sanding is done. I refinish wood floors as part of my business so I've got a big 8/10" belt sander (220v) and a 16 buffer/sander. Sure makes the job quick.

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    Well, I took a break from installing the hallway and my dog got too close to me while I had a marker in my hand.
    For some reason she didn't appreciate my artwork.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    I love the dog pic. Floor's looking good, too.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In
    Dog pic is great. Could be a runner for the calendar.

    Floors are coming along as well.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    It's nice to make progress on the house. That dog picture is hilarious!

  5. #5
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    Jun 2010
    Vancouver Island, Courtenay/Comox Valley, British Columbia
    Love the floor *and* the dog.
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  6. #6
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Now, if your kids wrote on the dog they would be in trouble

    Good job on the floor
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  7. #7
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    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Good job on the floor. Not so good on the dog.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Puyallup, WA
    I like the floor but poor dog. He's going to be the laughing stock of the neighborhood for sure.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Tacoma, WA
    My poor dog, Rooke. I came home a couple months ago and the kids had gotten into their finger paint and she was covered from head to toe in every color hand print you can imagine.

    Oh, well. What you don't see in this picture is that my wife even put lipstick on Rooke after I drew on her. Unfortunately she licked it all off before I could take this picture.

    My poor spoiled puppy!


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