MrKiwi's rambles

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by MrKiwi, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Builders amaze me. When I look at a job that needs doing, my eyes glaze over with the sheer difficulty of the job ( and cost), but when a builder comes in it is just no worries, and it's finished in no time, and at a lot less than at my uneducated guess. Pays to leave some stuff to the pro's.
  2. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    Yep. Anything I undertake usually requires several days of procrastination, thinking about the best way to do it. Research, youtube etc etc. Half way through the job I usually discover a better way :fpalm :lol3
  3. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Look at this photo, the level of detail is outstanding. The cedar trim has a cedar packing plate under, but instead bringing it out to the same width of the trim plate, which is what I would have done, the builder thought of a better solution.

    He cut the packing plate narrower in width so when the trim plate was fitted there is a gap from the vertical boards about the same gap between the boards.

    It also makes the door and window look like it is suspended in air floating off the wall. Really cool look.

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  4. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    The only thing that could impress me more with that level of craftsmanship is if those vertical facings had weather groves behind them. You got some quality chippies there MrK
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  5. Ducatijim

    Ducatijim Hopeless Poseuer!

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    Stop pandering to those northerners, next you will be going on about the fall colors?
  6. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    They do have weather grooves behind them...
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  7. KiwiPewe

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    Anyone need a tissue?
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  8. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    I have hay fever, yes please... :augie
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    Is that how you want to explain those secretions? Nice try.
  10. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Yesterday took some friends out in the Ute on the roads I normally ride. Much more bumpier in the Ute :lol3

    One of my favourite pic spots

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    Then headed out on the wet gravel roads. Ute got a bit dirty.

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    Spent today painting. The front of the house looking very cool...

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  11. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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  12. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    I took the V85 out for a ride on Saturday. Headed to my local cafe for a coffee and muffin to get started and then rode for four hours. Made a pleasant change from painting!

    The roads were wet for the first bit, then nice an dry.

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    The muffin was fresh out of the oven, delicious
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  13. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    House renovations are into the last phase, except for painting. I can see many weekends of painting in store for me. By the time I finish I will have painted the whole outside outside of the house and most of the inside.

    The last of the windows got done last week. This one we enlarged, it is in the small bedroom which MrsKiwi uses as her TV room (to watch all those annoying soaps I disklike!). The larger window gives a nice view to the harbour.

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    This week the deck gets completed.
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    This time next week it will be all done.

    The plasterer turned up yesterday to begin plastering the inside. That will all need painting at some point!
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  14. Ducatijim

    Ducatijim Hopeless Poseuer!

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    More rambles, less building.
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  15. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    Yeah nah, the building is interesting Jim :)
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  16. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Thanks.

    They did all the fidly picture framing and edging bits today. I'll now wait until it is laid before posting again, as then I can show before and after pics.

    The builder is a fussy guy, he likes to do it right, which pleases me no end.

    I'm looking forward to doing some riding, this building / painting gig is taking up all my spare time.
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  17. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    thanks for posting the progress pics MrK. Have enjoyed following along....and love your technical speak "fidly picture framing and edging bits" :lol3
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  18. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Ducatijim Hopeless Poseuer!

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    Yeah?
    Nah, not so much.
  20. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    I lied, another progress pic :dunno

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