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Project by pottz posted 12-30-2017 04:29 AM 1508 views 0 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well this is the wifes Christmas gift,a new walnut counter top with a brand new kitchen aid cook top and oven.i changed brands from ge to kiitchen aid assuming all was the same! well after 5 hours of ADJUSTING! its all good.the walnut top rocks,much better than the old oak top.so I got a nice break in meal of jumba laya tonight so I’m a happy man.not gonna give you a lot build specs (rob castle) because its just a simple glue laminate walnut butcher block counter top! finish is your standard mineral oil.enough said.you got questions call the wife,i dare you!!!

this is the before counter.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.





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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 12-30-2017 04:37 AM

Congratulations on such a cutesey gift pottzy... BUT how about a picture of what you bought her?

Hey Mr. Macho… Sorry, but I prefer to use a knife and fork….

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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robscastle

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#2 posted 12-30-2017 04:40 AM

Looks to be a very nice build, and as you have posted six project pictures all is good story wise.
but a question did you do the glue up or buy a slab top?

Its unbelievable that maufacturers cannot produce a standard product, I have changed out many cook tops and nearly always packer or resawing is required to effect a satisfactory fit.

I thought jumba laya was a dance so I am off to find out what it is

-- Regards Rob

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pottz

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#3 posted 12-30-2017 04:41 AM



Congratulations on such a cutesey gift pottzy... BUT what did you buy her?

- LittleBlackDuck

your funny ducky!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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pottz

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#4 posted 12-30-2017 04:45 AM


Looks to be a very nice build, and as you have posted six project pictures all is good story wise.
but a question did you do the glue up or buy a slab top?

Its unbelievable that maufacturers cannot produce a standard product, I have changed out many cook tops and nearly always packer or resawing is required to effect a satisfactory fit.

I thought jumba laya was a dance so I am off to find out what it is

- robscastle

I appreciate not being racked over the coals for lack of details buddy,its been a long day!,buddy a pre made slab top,i think not!i think I might have spelled junbalaya wrong but I’m sure youll correct me.anyway I gotta get back to my vino-cheers down under!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 12-30-2017 04:47 AM



... I gotta get back to my vino….

- pottz


and NOW you get serious….

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 12-30-2017 04:50 AM



... or buy a slab top?

- pottz


‘gree rc... I’m dreaming of IKEA!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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pottz

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#7 posted 12-30-2017 04:57 AM


... or buy a slab top?

- pottz

gree rc... I m dreaming of IKEA!

- LittleBlackDuck

ikea! man i thought you aussies were a lot smarter than that! I wouldn’t put that s$%t in a flophouse buddy!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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robscastle

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#8 posted 12-30-2017 05:06 AM

Ikea there is some good stuff there, just gotta look.

Jambalaya is a Louisiana origin dish of Spanish and French influence, consisting mainly of meat and vegetables mixed with rice. Traditionally, the meat always includes sausage of some sort, often a smoked sausage such as andouille, along with some other meat or seafood, frequently pork, chicken, crawfish, or shrimp.

Looks like a fitting reward for all your good work

BTW No mention of vino.

-- Regards Rob

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pottz

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#9 posted 12-30-2017 05:15 AM



Ikea there is some good stuff there, just gotta look.

Jambalaya is a Louisiana origin dish of Spanish and French influence, consisting mainly of meat and vegetables mixed with rice. Traditionally, the meat always includes sausage of some sort, often a smoked sausage such as andouille, along with some other meat or seafood, frequently pork, chicken, crawfish, or shrimp.

Looks like a fitting reward for all your good work

BTW No mention of vino.

- robscastle

buddy.ok if your a freshman in a collage dorm I guess! you will not find it anywhere near my house.should be illegal!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 12-30-2017 08:12 AM

You guys are a pack of Philistines… Where the hell would we be if there wasn’t a life after death and a use for an allen key.

And as for Junbalaya…. It’s Gumbaya, I drive past it every time I visit the big smoke….

I hear that stuffed up bird is a kissing cousin.

And as for college dorms… ah, the mammories.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Dutchy

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#11 posted 12-30-2017 08:45 AM

A lot of spam on your new top.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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LittleBlackDuck

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#12 posted 12-30-2017 09:56 AM

Spam warning….

Serves you right for canning IKEA!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#13 posted 12-30-2017 11:39 AM

Well, could there be a better gift than that for her and happy wife for you? I have one part of kitchen counter made of walnut too and I must say it looks good and works very good, so I wish you to make many good meals on this kitchen set.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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EarlS

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#14 posted 12-30-2017 11:56 AM

Whew – it took a bit of time to get to the bottom of this. The counter top looks great. The wife sounds like she is happy so all is good in your house.

I do want to pass a bit of information on to Ducky – seems he must be a migrant water fowl as he has been seen here in Iowa…..mostly in the summer.

double-crested cormorant

Phalacrocorax auritus
Kingdom: Animalia
Division/Phylum: Chordata – vertebrates
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Features
An adult double-crested cormorant is 29 to 35 inches long and has a black body. Both sexes are similar in appearance. Yellow-orange coloring is present on its throat. It has a long tail and neck. The tip of the bill is curved like a hook. Its legs and feet are black.

Natural History
The double-crested cormorant breeds in the northern United States and southern Canada. It lives on lakes, rivers, or swamps. It eats primarily amphibians, crayfish, fish, and mollusks (snails, mussels). It feeds by diving from the surface of the water to depths of five to 25 feet. It can stay under water up to 70 seconds. This bird prefers to feed in open water.

Cormorants fly in a V-shaped formation like geese. They do not call during flight. The cormorant rests on driftwood within the water body. The bill points up when it swims. Nesting occurs in colonies over water during April through May. Nests are made of sticks and placed in dead trees. Three to five pale blue eggs are laid. The double-crested cormorant is a very aggressive bird and protects its territory around the nest. Young birds leave the nest after two to three weeks. Double crested cormorants were listed as endangered in Iowa between 1985 and 1994, but were removed from the list because of increased nesting in the state. They are more common along the Mississippi River and scattered elsewhere.

Habitats
Mississippi River; Missouri River; interior rivers and streams; constructed lakes, ponds, and reservoirs; natural lakes and prairies marshes

Iowa Status
common; native

Iowa Range
summer: scattered throughout Iowa in suitable habitats; migrant: statewide

Bibliography
Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 2001.
Biodiversity of Iowa: Aquatic Habitats CD-ROM.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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mikeacg

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#15 posted 12-30-2017 12:04 PM

What? No okra in your jambalaya? Is nothing sacred???? I guess you could even add a little duck to the recipe but not sure about the taste…
The counter looks great Larry. Just ignore those guys!
Now, what kind of vino are we talking about?

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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