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#173499 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 20 April 2019 - 11:35 AM

Suffice it to say you've still got the moves, and they be smooth, Zombie. :)

Seeing those cracks reappear after applying paint can get under one's skin sometimes :P so it's good you have the ability to know when to call it enough, devoting the time instead to further other more worthy pursuits.

Besides, I'm pretty confident you'll find the right way to make those slight imperfections you mention become downright negligible down the line.

Master of the Long Tables, thy return shall be awaited! ;)

#173485 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 19 April 2019 - 11:49 AM

Don't take your eyes off him, ladies and gentlemen, or you'll bat an eyelash only to discover having been restored yourselves! Posted Image

Yep, Zombie, you're at it again, undoing the effects of aging, turning the unsightly to the polished, scraping, brushing, coating all the while keeping costs in check. Posted Image

Looking at the pics, you've made some really nice progress on paint alone, but I concur some cracks here and there are nastier, so I look forward to another adept demonstration of your caulking kung-fu. Posted Image

#173395 Let's Paint!

Posted Space Voyager on 15 April 2019 - 07:47 AM

View PostZombie, on 12 April 2019 - 04:40 AM, said:

This time though, I carefully got a piece of tape on the outside via the hole, then taped the thing from the bottom as usual.

How did you do that? I mean, via the hole bit?

View PostZombie, on 12 April 2019 - 04:40 AM, said:

You will notice one of the steps I employ to prevent tearing during installation and after time due to movement and friction: I wrap every connection to the hoops with layers of cotton batting/fiberfill and to secure that I use sisal binder twine. No pokie bits anymore!

Smart move, I did something similar to prevent tomato stakes from tearing through PVC roof during strong winds.

View PostZombie, on 13 April 2019 - 02:01 AM, said:

Actually, I'm using ceramic coated decking screws to hold down the slats right now (downright expensive, but worth it).

I don't think I ever saw ceramic coated screws, but definitely sounds like an awesome choice from a weather perspective!

View PostZombie, on 13 April 2019 - 02:01 AM, said:

Funny thing is, back in the day we used regular black oxide drywall screws for the slats. Posted Image They rusted pretty quick, but since we were replacing the plastic on the top & sides so frequently it didn't matter too much.

DRYwall screws. Get it?! Posted Image I too used them for the wrong purposes as I had quite some left over from the bathroom and toilet renovation (ceiling) and was reminded of the dryness of the drywall the hard way.

Anyway, have I told you already that you're not paid enough? Posted Image

#173385 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 13 April 2019 - 12:08 PM

Ceramic coated screws - well then, hat's off to you, Zombie! Posted Image

And, yes, stainless steel washers would be the way to go. Of course, if it makes more economical sense for you to use the regular sort instead, roll with it, provided they weather the elements long enough. If up to me, though, I confess I'd still go with stainless for the extended peace of mind. ;)

On the subject of limestone - water sealant it is. :P

#172390 1,000,000 Posts

Posted silencer_pl on 02 February 2019 - 12:04 PM

You sure you didn't move to Alaska or Canada? Man, in my city the temps average around 0C, but mostly on positive values.

#172375 1,000,000 Posts

Posted Space Voyager on 01 February 2019 - 06:33 AM

View PostZombie, on 01 February 2019 - 12:50 AM, said:

temps went as high as -18C in the sun (or about -23C in the shade).

Hmmmmm... ;)

Any customers or is everything frozen?

#167938 1,000,000 Posts

Posted Thorondor on 10 May 2018 - 08:28 AM

The real silver lining is right there and you feel taken elsewhere.

89 and you're feeling just fine.

#167936 1,000,000 Posts

Posted Space Voyager on 10 May 2018 - 06:42 AM

View PostZombie, on 10 May 2018 - 06:37 AM, said:

Attachment 2018-05-09 185115.jpg

Photo taken by me just as I was leaving work. It rained almost all day long, except for 30 minutes and the pic was at the tail end of the clearing. Storms were rolling in from the West and the sun was trying to peek out from behind the clouds but wasn't able to. Posted Image

- Zombie

87, not going to heaven.

Nice photo! In such nice nature photos the thing that always pokes my eye is anything man-made. That damn wire in the lower right corner, dammit! :D

You noticing a beautiful scenery tells that the mood is good!

#167937 1,000,000 Posts

Posted NKF on 10 May 2018 - 06:55 AM

Nice, You can get some rather striking visuals when the sun is behind heavy rain clouds.

I had really heavy fog this morning. It is dangerous but fascinating as well. It's like you are in a small private world of your own with nothing beyond the mist. The bus trip across the harbour bridge felt more like a ride on a plane.


#172294 Let's Paint!

Posted Space Voyager on 27 January 2019 - 09:04 PM

Sooner or later (praying for later) I'll be looking at this thread as a manual.But for now, I'm just reading. :D

#172293 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 27 January 2019 - 03:11 PM


Um, the workbench isn't the thing getting cleaned often, it's the long table in the backroom which I painted in gray ployurethane.

Oops, my mistake, Master Coater Zombie. Backroom table, The Gray, duly acknowledged. Posted Image

I rest assured too of continued concord given your assurance of ongoing equality in treatment for workbench and cart alike. Posted Image

#172291 Let's Paint!

Posted Space Voyager on 26 January 2019 - 09:28 PM

It looks as if you threw a glass board over it! Niiiice!

#172288 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 26 January 2019 - 12:33 PM

Looking at that workbench now, Zombie, I have no doubt whatsoever how much easier it has become to clean it. Look at that sheen! :)

As for the cart, it could probably stand to get some more love from you. If you just keep pampering the workbench instead, in plain sight of it like that, it's going to get spiteful. ;)

#172046 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 10 January 2019 - 11:41 AM

Alright, Zombie, you've made your case. Can't argue with the benefits in practicality of use, or the low expense figures. ;)

The table does look good in the picture. Just try not to give your coworkers too many paint-fumes induced headaches right at the start of the year. :P

#152841 Phoenix Point

Posted silencer_pl on 13 June 2016 - 03:23 PM

View PostThorondor, on 13 June 2016 - 03:00 PM, said:

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GameWatcher's Dustin Bailey interviews Snapshot Games' Julian Gollop about Phoenix Point.

Don't miss out as the first details about the game's actual setting and mechanics surface at last!



Someone tell this guy it's X-COM !! Julian Gollop created X-COM not XCOM.