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Blackie_

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12-02-2016 12:24 AM

For those of you that know me, thought I’d just touch base and let you all know that I’m still around just not in the shop. Been busy with major house projects (remodeling) this year.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs


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#1 posted 12-02-2016 12:27 AM

have a good holidays randy

like you i’m still doing the same
house and shop building
wintering in

-- 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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#2 posted 12-02-2016 12:30 AM

I’ll have a lot of catching up to do I’m sure David. :) Merry Christmas to you as well.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#3 posted 12-02-2016 12:46 AM

Randy,

Been checking up on you on Facebook LOL! You’re making headway. I’m doing carpentry outside while weather has allowed. Mark Wilson asked for a blog. Looking into vlogging. Later!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 12-02-2016 04:45 AM

Same thing here too Randy.

I started a project recently and having just been doing a little at a time to keep my hand in it.

You have to keep the house in order to be able to enjoy the shop time.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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#5 posted 12-02-2016 12:05 PM

Thanks Tom

I just finished up the remodel and just in the nick of time as I have an order or two knocking on my door, so just this week I was able to start work in the shop.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you too Eric and everyone.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#6 posted 12-02-2016 12:41 PM

Hey Randy, if they are made out of wood you can post remodeling project too!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 12-02-2016 06:49 PM

Randy,

If you keep moving forward a door always opens. Hey in your case doors on boxes. LOL! Bet you feel like Santa’s workshop. :<)

Post them when you’re done.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 12-02-2016 09:52 PM

Always enjoy your posts, inputs, and outputs Randy. Good luck with the house thing. You’ll be back in the shop before you know it. Work safe buddy.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#9 posted 12-03-2016 02:19 AM

Always something to do around the House Randy!

Enjoy your House, your Family, and the Holidays my Friend
The Shop will always be waiting for you when you return to it…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 12-03-2016 03:02 PM

Jim, there were some woodworking involved, fireplace mantle, wrapping a support stud to make it look like a post and refinishing my dining room table top.

The only thing I had done was the flooring, I’m now at that age to where I can no longer get up and down on my knees repeatedly. I had wood flooring porcelain tile that replaced my old dated ceramic tile flooring, Lots of jack hammering and dust. The rest I did.

Raised a 65qf area 3” deep floor to level with existing floor, 30 80 pound bags of concrete with a mixer, had it done in 4 hours.
Removed and interior wall.
Removed and rebuilt a portion of exterior wall and added a new rear pre-hung door from a 32” to 36”.
Removed a window that was no longer needed.
Updated fireplace with new tile and mantel.
Wrapped a load bearing header (studs) with miter joint white pine stained with a combination of stains to get the look I was going for.
Removed old return grille and reframed to house a newly purchased return grille with filter housing.
New paint on the walls.

Unfortunately I had to leave the load bearing support post as it would have cost me an additional 7k+ to have a new header put in.

Below are Before and after pictures.

After pictures


Showing the support post before it was wrapped.


Showing the post after it was wrapped.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#11 posted 12-03-2016 04:53 PM

Now it’s too nice to use it. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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