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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #475 on: February 12, 2017, 06:08:14 AM »
Yoikes Paul! Luckily the only wall I moved was non-load bearing. Its gradually coming together...I've flipped the breakers back on and tested all the outlets. All is good there. The bad news - the zip cutter nicked some in-wall speaker wire (which I repaired) and my Cat5e cable...which I think I can splice together, with the help of an optivisor and a steady hand.

The low provide LED are in, and I love em. They are only as thick as a sheet of drywall, so I was free to sight them pretty much where I wanted. Only drawing 9 watts, they provide loads of light. So much so, that I installed a compatible dimmer switch for the eight that light up the main area here.




Under the stairs is a nook for my youngest daughter to hand out and read. I had a couple left over lights and re-did the ceiling in here so her light would be parallel to the floor. It too is on a dimmer as even one light is quite bright.


The water meter and sump are at the bottom of the basement stairs, and there was no point in finishing the area around them. But, it was too big an area to let go to waste, so I slammed together a work table that will sit behind a double door. Added an outlet and light/switch in case I decide to upgrade its purpose. I think I may use it for homebrew supplies as my current system of rummaging through large plastic totes is grating on me.


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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #476 on: February 12, 2017, 06:19:47 AM »
Looking good.
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #477 on: February 12, 2017, 05:58:14 PM »
Nice job, mate! Looking good! :) :)
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #478 on: February 22, 2017, 04:21:11 AM »
Niiiice!

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #479 on: July 16, 2017, 03:15:28 AM »
slowly slowly catchy monkey....

The wife was giving me the evil eye about a lack of progress, so 20 hours & 2 busted knees later the floor is in! I picked up some doors too, only to discover I had measured my rough openings wrong! Yargh! I framed them for the door + 1", when I should have framed them for the door FRAME + 1". As a result, all my openings are 1/2 too  narrow for common pre-hung doors and I will have to either build them out, or move studs and widen, or pony up the cash for custom doors (about 2x the price). Such a rookie mistake, I'm still stewing about it. :icon_nif: Also, my doors are 1/4" too tall for the openings. Not a biggie as I can easily cut them down, but if I'd thought to go with 78" doors... bah... on to the pics!

Here's the space age underlay!  As used on the hardwood floors of the Apollo 11 LEM


The floor is an engineered Acacia, supposed to be a decently hard wood. Lowes had it on sale and was having a 'no tax day', so my floor came in waay under budget, saving over $2k. Och!


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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #480 on: July 16, 2017, 03:26:06 AM »
 :)

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #481 on: July 16, 2017, 03:59:03 AM »
Looking good
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #482 on: July 16, 2017, 09:32:33 AM »
 :) and $2K for models! ;D
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #483 on: July 16, 2017, 03:32:01 PM »
Nice work and that flooring looks spot on.  :)
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #484 on: July 18, 2017, 01:27:06 PM »
Jealous much :o

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #485 on: August 28, 2017, 01:27:48 AM »
I'm going to be getting even less modelling done now...

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #486 on: August 28, 2017, 05:05:40 AM »
What a cutie!
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #487 on: August 28, 2017, 10:11:33 AM »
Awww! Innit cute! :D
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #488 on: August 28, 2017, 11:40:45 AM »
Really cute and with such nice, large, paws.  I'm sure this pup will be all sorts of encouragement.

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #489 on: August 28, 2017, 07:19:57 PM »
So cute!!! The puppy's name?

I am assuming your daughters have signed the officials documents indicating they will feed him/her, bathe, walk and clean up all messes for a minimum of 10 years?  ;D
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #490 on: August 28, 2017, 08:22:44 PM »
 :smiley:

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #491 on: August 28, 2017, 09:37:14 PM »
So cute!!! The puppy's name?

I am assuming your daughters have signed the officials documents indicating they will feed him/her, bathe, walk and clean up all messes for a minimum of 10 years?  ;D

Ha! His name is Lucky, and it was my daughters and wife who for the past 3 years have been on me to get a dog. I've been using my veto power, but their war of attrition won & I gave in. So far, the picking up of poop has not lost its novelty, to the point where they fight over who picks it up. I *know* that ain't gonna last!


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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #492 on: August 29, 2017, 06:19:45 AM »
That is a great looking pup. With paws that size wait until he still thinks he is a lap dog when fully grown!

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #493 on: September 01, 2017, 08:01:43 PM »
^ I think he'll be over 70 lbs fully grown! Already introduced him to flowing water in some of the calmer parts of the Ottawa river. He's very much a Lab...we had a hard time getting him back on dry land!

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #494 on: September 02, 2017, 04:44:13 AM »
Wow a 1/1 scale dog and the weathering is just perfect!

Is there anything Gingie can't build?

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #495 on: December 11, 2017, 02:47:22 AM »
After several designs, I finally settled on a layout for the model area. The design process literally went full circle, but it took 6 layouts and a few weeks to get back to my original "U"-shaped layout. I used the Ikea home planner app. Its not the greatest bit of software, but it does the job. I splurged a bit on the drawer sildes and cabinet doors / drawer fronts. Spending $ here can add 30% easy to a project like this, ie, some single doors ranged from $10 to $70 for the same size.

Cabinets & drawers from Ikea. Left wall is where the PC & photo station will be, centre wall painting (there is a window above it, not pictured, where the fume extractor will go), and right wall is the build area. The wall cabinets have around 25' of LED light strips that be placed under cabinet in 4 rows.

The plan is to build the counter top out of laminated press board topped with cork flooring tiles


Gray cork tiles:


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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #496 on: December 12, 2017, 03:47:40 AM »
Very nice indeed.

To cut costs on cabinetry, might I suggest your local Habitat for Humanity Restore? If they have what you need, the cost can be a very small fraction of what new costs. The down side is that you may not get the exact cabinets you imagined and they could be a bit beat up, to boot.

But they will be a heckuvalot cheaper than any new cabinets. I have bought them on several occasions for shop applications.

But, sometimes, you just want new. I can dig that, too. Just a thought.

Paul

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #497 on: December 13, 2017, 08:02:36 AM »
... topped with cork flooring tiles

Excellent detailing on that tile ... very life-like  ;)
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #498 on: December 17, 2017, 04:19:14 AM »
Some more 1:1 scale building...at least I don't have to cut the parts from the sprues.

Feeling a little like that Friedrich Nietzsche quote about fighting monsters and staring into an abyss right now...


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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #499 on: December 17, 2017, 09:08:16 AM »
This IKEA, right?  No wonder you're feeling lost...   ;)