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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #11: Today, I laid the tiles I made

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 05-29-2009 11:31 PM 1161 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: I had to make some parquet tiles yesterday. Part 11 of WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". series Part 12: Today, I renovated my dust collector canister shaker »

I glued down the tiles that I had made.

I’ll have to wait a few days before I can stain them.

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-- -** 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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#1 posted 05-30-2009 12:06 AM

looks pretty cool right now !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 05-30-2009 12:06 AM

Well they look great just as they are – forget staining them!
Go for an ‘arty’ look

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#3 posted 05-30-2009 12:09 AM

Hey Dick
Looking great Once there dyed you won’t be able to tell the difference,unless yours are to nice.

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#4 posted 05-30-2009 03:45 AM

You are a man of many talents Dick.

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

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#5 posted 05-30-2009 09:04 AM

Dick these home made tiles look better than the originals. I was wondering how much expansion and contraction do you expect from them? or is the workshop heated and very dry?

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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#6 posted 05-30-2009 09:33 AM

Thanks to all of you, you’re all so kind.

Tony, I anticipate some movement, but it’s such a small area.

Besides, most of this area will be under a bench. I keep it heated all winter.

The air in Northern MN is like a desert in the winter.

-- -** 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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#7 posted 05-30-2009 01:03 PM

Wow Dick. They look like they were made for the that floor. Once they are stained they’ll blend right in. Nice job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 05-30-2009 02:09 PM

Thanks Mike,

I hope they work out alright, because there not 3 ply laminations like the originals.

But good enough for a shop floor, I guess.

-- -** 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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#9 posted 05-30-2009 08:00 PM

Wow..they should blend it perfectly once you stain them…

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#10 posted 05-30-2009 08:13 PM

Hi Dick

It is the same here – extremely dry and cold in the winter, but I was thinking of the summer months, where the humidity may rise and the heating is not on. But I did not realize the original blocks were laminated, in which case the few extra solid blocks, should not move more than a mm or so (nothing to wory about).

Have you thought about keeping the original color of you home made blocks and sanding the rest to match ;) ;) ;), they look so nice.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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#11 posted 05-30-2009 09:15 PM

You’re a funny man Tony.

That would be too fancy for my shop. I’m not trying to win any contests with it. <(:O}#

Maybe I can hire my son to do it, because he’s an expert.

-- -** 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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