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Carl B
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Posted - 03/14/2017 :  6:52:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Still hanging in there with ya Kevin....

Surprised to hear about this issue with Walt's kit... Or did I miss something?



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kebmo
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Posted - 03/14/2017 :  9:04:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
you missed me doing something real dumb. stupid even. i just about have all of my mistakes cut off. had to take a break. (it's nerve wracking work...) i only have 15 more cuts to make and one side to sand. then i get to re-detail 46 board ends (for the second time...arrrgh)
as for walt's kit, it's a very cool kit. i just finished reading the construction manual again just to make sure i'm on the right track.
i think i'm going to tackle the tank siding tonight and leave the cuts for the weekend.
stay tuned....



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kebmo
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Posted - 03/15/2017 :  3:12:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
before work this morning i managed to cut the deck boards and detail the ends of the boards (again). i went through two chisel blades making these cuts and i knocked a couple of the pilings off, so they've all been reattached and the foundation logs have been reinstalled:




now that that's finished i can move on to the tank siding. hopefully i can get to that saturday.



Edited by - kebmo on 03/15/2017 3:15:05 PM

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kebmo
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Posted - 03/25/2017 :  6:11:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
now that the bed and breakfast is off my bench, i got back to this kit. i have to say, i'm experiencing a great deal of frustration with the tank siding. after following the instructions i had it rubber banded around a jar that was slightly smaller than the tank formers. when i dampened it again and removed it from the jar after 3 or 4 days, i started the process of gluing it to the tank formers and dampening it as i go i still managed to split the siding in 7 different places. i'm not sure how i'm going to be able to mask that.....
and then there's this:
no there isn't. something is goofy with the text window and there's no option to attach a file.



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Craig H
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Posted - 03/25/2017 :  8:14:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have 2 of His backwoods water tower kit's sitting on the shelf so following along on this build.


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kebmo
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Posted - 03/25/2017 :  10:16:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
i posted this once and it never appeared in the thread. anyway, this is what's got me so frustrated with the kit:




what i don't understand is, why wouldn't you change the diameter of the tank to accomodate two siding panels instead of leaving a gap? or...make the siding panels a bit longer so that two will cover the tank. there's a third panel in the kit so i can splice it in, but why? it's frustrating, aggravating work that isn't necessary.
i'm not complaining, though it probably sounds like i am...i'm just really frustrated.
when i get this issue straightened out and it's all glued up i'm gonna hit the upper part of the tank with some more of the ochre to light it up just a bit more.

the siding split in 6 or 7 places too. i'm not sure how i can mask that. does anyone have any good suggestions? please?



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kebmo
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Posted - 03/26/2017 :  4:14:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
what i decided to do about the splits in the tank siding is to fill them with wood putty and then try to blend the coloring. if it's too ugly on the inside of the tank i will simply build a cover for the tank.
fingers crossed that the putty does the job.

has anyone noticed any issued with posting the past few days?
yesterday i composed a post and there was no option to attach a file.
i also posted congrats to greg shinnie (ensign) and that post didn't even post.
i logged off the site (for the first time since joining 7 or 8 years ago) and logged back on and the option to attach a file was back, but the congrats to greg pfft...gone.



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