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By sometimewoodworker
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ro wrote:Just found this thread. Fascinating build. Thank you for sharing so many pictures

You are too kind.

FWIW the pictures are a very small selection from the several thousand I have.
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By sometimewoodworker
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Things have been progressing at a slow and steady pace, though I haven't kept up with posting as I've been rather busy.

One design decision is to have a separate painting and finishing room to keep the house free from toxic fumes
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There seems to be a bit of a glitch so more in the next post
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By sometimewoodworker
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I've also completed putting up the raised ceiling lights, there are about 50 of them and 5 groups to vary the light level

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A little bit out of date order, SWMBO was chatting to her friend last week and asking a bit of a morbid question, she asked if her friend could help to price up my tools after I die. Her friend works for Häfele her in Thailand.

Her friend said that she certainly could, but as that would be quite a long time off would I like a Festool HB-850 at a steep discount (40% off retail) because they had ordered too many. So my new toy is in the post to me and will arrive next week.
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By sometimewoodworker
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SWMBO said she wasn't going to be involved in building again, not quite true.

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SWMBO rather likes bright colours inside the house

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The finished results are quite nice
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By sometimewoodworker
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After 27 years it's finally time to say fair well to Japan
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The air temperature was around -1 degrees C but the sun so hot and still, rolled up sleeves were comfortable

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A little party

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Again with my university colleges

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Tokyo was determined to see us off with a little gift.

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Final packing

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By sometimewoodworker
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Early this year one of the things that has interrupted my posting happened. My eldest brother died, we were not at all close and I knew that his health wasn't good so it was no great surprise or sadness.
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he specifically wanted bright flowers so he got them. However the funeral gave me an excuse to come back to the UK & catch up with my other brothers
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and quite a few people who work with FSC a camping charity that I worked for, for about 30 years.

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While working with my FSC colleagues I was also able to get some practice, learn, MIG welding, some of my welds missed completely but most of them were strong and about ½ of the looked good as well
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Regrettably I was also able to buy a few too many tools so my Check-in baggage was a little over weight at about 50 kg

On the way back I got to visit the African continent for the first time as I had an 18 hour layover in Addis Ababa so it took 3 days from the UK to Thailand, it sounds bad but it was actually good

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By sometimewoodworker
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A minor update,

SWMBOs friend happens to work for Häfele Thailand, the Thai importers for Festool, and while she was discussing and ordering some of their products her friend mentioned that she had over ordered the Festool HB 850 planers and would we like to buy one at a significant discount this made the price similar to the UK price so about 45% off the Thai price. So I have a new addition to my Festool stable. It does provide an amazingly smooth finish.

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I am also getting round to finishing and fitting the first of the beautiful doors we bought a couple of months ago. I decided that I would have to finish sand and finish them myself, that was a good choice as probably they would not have taken the time to sand all the grooves, the grooved design was a bit of a mistake as they have taken a full day for just 1 door.

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By sometimewoodworker
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The doors are coming along nicely and the Osmo door oil is giving a beautiful finish, though there are a couple of places where it's clear to me that I didn't wipe the excess off on the first coat.


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The 6 panel door hasn't been trimmed to size yet, the 2 panel door needs trimming for hight and needs a ¼" slot routing in the bottom for the guide pin, neither of these jobs are difficult with the tools I've got.
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By sometimewoodworker
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On a bit more af a woodworking note things have been progressing.

We had visitors due coming over from the UK and felt that sleeping on the floor wasn't a good idea.


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And a construction video


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By sometimewoodworker
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Unnecessary post & I can't see a way to delete it.

Mod advice, or anyone who knows?
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By sometimewoodworker
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A more recent update on the bed with some construction details.
This will be getting a storage headboard sometime in the future

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By sometimewoodworker
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I'll be jumping around in time, there are a few projects that have been completed and several underway at the moment, this is one in the planning stages now

The time has come to plan draws to go under the bed so I've had to start up my windows VM, about the only thing that I use it for is updating Winblows 10 and running CutList Plus fx.

There will be 6 drawers in total none of them will be the same size only some of the drawer sides will be the same so that is 30 parts to fit into the fewest number of sheets of plywood. Rather than bother juggling with arrangements I long ago decided to let computers do the work.

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Showing that the iPad or iPhone is now extremely useful in the workshop

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Regrettably the iPad is only a viewer for the file that has to be generated on a windows machine, but it is virtually dust proof so great in the workshop.
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By Tealeaf
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Just found this thread and read it from end to end. Fascinating build and peak into life in a different country. Bravo!

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By sometimewoodworker
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Tealeaf wrote:Just found this thread and read it from end to end. Fascinating build and peak into life in a different country. Bravo!

If there are any topics that are specially interesting please let me know and I can probably expand on those. I've been living away from my U.K. home for so many years now that I have become used to the unusual (to U.K. residents) strangeness and differences.