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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #10: I had to make some parquet tiles yesterday.

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 05-28-2009 02:49 PM 909 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Installing Oak Parquet flooring. Part 10 of WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". series Part 11: Today, I laid the tiles I made »

I misjudged the amount of tiles I had, so I manufactured some more yesterday.

I guess I miscounted the bundles I had made up.

I couldn’t find any to buy, so I made some.

I made about 60 more tiles.
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This is the area I have left to do in one corner of the main shop area.

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Here’s some views of the tiles I made.

I used some Black Ash instead of Oak, but it’s what I had in my stockpile.


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I planed the boards to 1/2”, then cut them to 3” X 9”. Then chamfered all the edges.

A long drawn out process. The Ash look similar to Oak. Good enough for a shop floor

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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Cory

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#1 posted 05-28-2009 03:09 PM

Looks really, really, good. I doubt that anyone would ever be able to tell that those are shop made. They look like a factory tile.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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patron

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#2 posted 05-28-2009 03:19 PM

invention , is the son of nesesity !
good job , good save .
now i know who to borrow clamps from too .
enjoy .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Kindlingmaker

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#3 posted 05-28-2009 03:56 PM

You have those in your shop?!? Dang those would look perfect in my house! Great determination and gumption!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 05-28-2009 05:21 PM

Hey Dick
That’s great ,I never would have thought to make my own flooring . Your sure you didn’t set those tools up in your living room just to fool us Ha HA.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 05-28-2009 06:02 PM

Thanks, Cory, do you believe I really made them?

David, I grew up in the big depression.

Kindlingmaker, We have a straw, mud floor in our house. The other tiles are salvaged from a job.

Jim! It’s not laminated, but it should work in the shop.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#6 posted 05-29-2009 05:17 AM

Looking good Dick. Nice job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 05-30-2009 08:03 PM

Thank you Grumpy!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#8 posted 05-30-2009 08:39 PM

I did my whole downstairs in russian solid oak aboput fifteen years ago cost a fortune but it was one and a half inches of solid wood and I had quite a few boxes left over I sold the lot to a guy for buttons(that means cheap) anyway I regret that very seriously now as I wasn’t doing woodworking then and just wanted them out of the way.The guy who bought them was an idiot and even though I was parctically giving them away kept wanting them cheaper and cheaper.he obvioulsy was just greedy anyway, I admire what you have done it just reminded me what I could now be doing in the shop with al that lovely oak Bow wow crying LOLAlistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 05-30-2009 09:10 PM

Hi Alistair,

I could almost feel your tears from, actually it gave tears.<(;O{#

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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