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#178010 Random junk found online

Posted Thorondor on 10 January 2020 - 08:44 PM

#178112 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 19 January 2020 - 03:38 PM

Sounds like you've got your work cut out for you, Zombie - continually inclement weather and a busy commercial season in a little under a month to get ready for.

You're really not going to get any rest, particularly with the shoveling end of things in the greenhouse.

Unless you can find some way to make it so that, even if it snows considerably, stuff is safeguarded enough that you can let it sit a while, the extra daily workout is going to be a given in your fitness regimen for the season. ;)

#178071 Let's Paint!

Posted Space Voyager on 16 January 2020 - 10:12 AM

Damn, the roof collapsing is crap - though I AM excited to see your work, I learn something new with every post you make! Sorry, I'm a bit self-centered. :D

I hope this incident won't have a huge impact on the shop. You still plan to use the place before the renovation?

#178068 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 15 January 2020 - 09:09 PM

Yep, the inside of the greenhouse already shows a significant difference given your intervention, Zombie. Posted Image

Your explanation also makes the big picture of what - safely - putting in a new top really requires. Numerous things need to come together just right not to waste the effort (and potentially run into more expenses), so I now get why it makes sense to wait it out.

I hope you get a suitable break with the weather so those makeshift repairs with what's left of the old top you mention can be done.

If not, you might perhaps consider instead some temporary way to cover those tabletops to better shield them from the elements.

#177932 Happy New Year

Posted Space Voyager on 31 December 2019 - 11:30 PM

And to you! Happy New Year, everyone! In Elite fashion... o7, commanders!

#177929 Happy New Year

Posted Thorondor on 31 December 2019 - 11:58 AM

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Let's get this party started, shall we? A decade is just about fully wrapped up, real nice and pretty, and we joyously welcome the new "roaring twenties" - a Happy New Year to all! Posted Image

#177528 Let's Paint!

Posted Space Voyager on 02 December 2019 - 12:46 PM

I still can't understand that this damn polyurethane is so useful and all-terrain applicable.

#177525 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 01 December 2019 - 06:16 PM

Uniform across the board, Zombie maintains, here, there - everywhere - of his own accord!

Evenly coated boards you've got there. They do still come across as sort of orangey to me but that's to be covered with red, so the only downside is probably an upside as well: whenever the red eventually starts peeling/chipping away it will be promptly noticeable because the orange will shine through.

Cyndi Lauper would be proud you so let us see your true colours. ;)

#177452 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 26 November 2019 - 10:13 AM

To keep things tight, trust Zombie to get it right!

You've estimated the dosage and placement of the caulk just about spot on by the looks of it. Beyond that, it had already been established no screwed up screw was a match for you. ;)

That door is now sheer eye candy! :cool:

#177435 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 24 November 2019 - 09:44 PM

Remember, remember, 'twas in November, out of season Zombie did plot and still his lot doth paint. ;)

Your output is impressive and you didn't even let slide the kickplate. Kicking behind and taking names! :D

#177154 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 08 November 2019 - 06:51 PM

A sensible selection process you've got going there, Zombie.

Simply hoarding everything and clogging your entire house is obviously not going to yield useful results - beyond having your neighbours think you've lost it and thusly not annoying you with requests of tool lending anymore that is. Posted Image

In truth we're pretty much spoiled rotten this day and age, when you can simply waltz down to a hardware store and get pretty much everything you could possibly need for quite cheap.

For context: my late grandfather was born in 1911 in the rural far north of the country and, as he often recalled, he had to walk several miles barefoot to school daily, snow or no snow. Shoes were terribly expensive and he had 11 siblings. Also, back then, if you needed something done (for domestic improvement or agricultural development) you either made it yourself from what you had or resorted to someone who could make it basically from scratch, like an actual blacksmith, for a price.

It's just crazy how good and abundant things are today. Still no excuse to be wasteful and not heed such wise advice as, essentially, always make the best from what you happen to have around. Posted Image

#175944 Zombie's Ultimate X-COM Collection

Posted Thorondor on 09 September 2019 - 04:09 PM

@SV: as I recall I did alert to it in a timely fashion... ;)

#175942 Zombie's Ultimate X-COM Collection

Posted Space Voyager on 09 September 2019 - 01:21 PM

It is? MicroProse, I mean.

#177124 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 07 November 2019 - 10:10 AM

The issue you ran into with the small machine screw is a common enough occurrence, Zombie.

We somehow seemingly always run across some makeshift past remedial solution, of our own or of others' devising, in the process of doing something else and which, incidentally, makes things hinge on those adjustments. :P

Furthermore, I recognise another of your good practices as something a grandfather of mine frequently advised: save whatever may seem useless today and it will prove its usefulness tomorrow!

As for the event at the paint store, I guess your proficiency in these affairs will only grow, so you'll be even more of a pro by the time you do go. ;)

#177047 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 02 November 2019 - 01:08 PM

His daubs are not just for show, Zombie really lays it smooth as a pro! Posted Image

So, mishaps happen on occasion but that kind of condensation isn't exactly easy to predict. And even with the snow you're rightly going with the flow.

Should be interesting to see what exactly those paint experts go on about in those special sessions. Hopefully something more than plain ol' marketing and self-promotion... Posted Image