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cats 1 3.03%
dogs 1 3.03%
toy cars 1 3.03%
dolls 0 0%
autographs 2 6.06%
books/mags 4 12.12%
lawn mowers 2 6.06%
cars/trucks 5 15.15%
other weird stuff 21 63.64%
t-shirts 1 3.03%
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:09 AM   #121
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That's awesome, Vikingdad.

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Thanks Primer. Dad paid excruciating attention to every last detail no matter how seemingly insignificant it might be. He would chamfer and finish even the back sides of the baseboards before he put them in place. The interior walls are hand troweled plaster that is pigmented for color, so there is very little paint (none on the walls, the only paint is on some trim pieces). To decide on the wall colors he spent several years, when he saw a color he liked he would get a sample of painting that color and paint a patch on the wall inside. The walls looked like a patchwork of colors, when he rejected a color or a shade of a color it would get covered over in time with more possible choices. Then when he had the color he wanted he spent months in coming up with the right pigment blends for each of the different colors, hand mixing each batch of plaster so that it has warmth, depth and slight variations in shading. The hardwood flooring he selected each board of Yew, and then bolted them down to the concrete slab with over 6000 bolts, each hole drilled in the slab and tightened down by him, shimming each one so the floor was dead flat before sanding and then making dowels to plug each one of the bolt holes..... and on and on.

Definitely a labor of love and dedication.

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That's a lot of history in one front door!! Cool Did you know BTW that copper can be welded?

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I am now into collecting zippo lighters, the older the better.

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I am now into collecting zippo lighters, the older the better.
i had one in the 70's. I have no idea where it is now. I'm afraid it got thrown away. I think about it every once in a while.
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That's a lot of history in one front door!! Cool Did you know BTW that copper can be welded?
What metal can't be, other than mercury? I can weld aluminium, brass, copper, stainless, cast iron...
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I used to collect sharks teeth, mainly from Great White's - which are now illegal to import. I got divorced and sold them all Now I collect brass

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That's a lot of history in one front door!! Cool Did you know BTW that copper can be welded?
The whole house has that sort of care and thought put into it. Yes, it is indeed cool!

Yes, I know copper can be welded, but you need to use TIG to do it right. All I had available was my oxy/acy set that I could bring over to Dad's to do it with. That Harris' #0 is great stuff and works just like brazing. It took a few minutes and we didn't have to do anything with the joints to clean them up afterwards. A friend of a friend who does a lot of work with copper (garden art and architectural metalwork) gave me some tips and sent me the rod to do what I needed.
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