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post #721 of 1328 Old 02-19-2007, 07:27 PM
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Bud - I'm sure you noticed an uncanny resemblence to your Ticket Booth

I'll looks out for pics of your candy shelf - may be coming to a Theatre near here too

Getting the Murphy Bed plans/parts from www.wallbed.com - just add lumber. Its my project while the wife is in the UK.

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Mark, no problem on the ticket window, I don't hold the patent. Thanks for the link to the Murphy bed. I posted some pictures of my candy shelves. Pretty plain, but functional.

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Oh well first attempt at faux frosting was a dissaster. I tried an Etched Glass Effect Enamel and 1) looked ghastly and 2) due to the amount of coats required to get a resonable effect some of it peeled off when I removed stencil

Luckily no major harm done, a sharp blade easily removed the remainder.

So now need to look at an alternative......going to see if there is an Etched Glass Effect spray or if I find somewhere that does the Etched Glass Effect transfers.

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I used 2 layers of 5/8" ply with joins alternated. The 1 layer of 3/8" cement board which was screwed at 8" separation thru the the ply. Then layed the 12"x12" Granite Tiles with 1/16" spaces.

Price was under $10 per sq ft v's $60+ for a Granite slab.

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Mark,

We've decided to do a granite tile floor in my wet bar area. I've never installed tile before but have seen it done on TV a number of times. What concerns me most is the granite tile material of the equation. Can you use the score and break technique to cut the granite tile (like ceramic) or do I need to rent a wet saw to cut that stuff?

Of course, my wife wants it run on the diagonal -- so I'll have some extra cuts to make. Any help would be appreciated!
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Steve,

I don't believe you can use the score and break technique to cut granite or marble tile - due to natural fault lines. Rather than hire a tile saw just buy a low end one from HD or Lowes. I got a 7" wet tile saw from HD for under $100 and I would not be without one for any tiling job..

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Well the 2nd attempt was IMO very successful.

I picked up 'Krylon Frosted Glass Finish' spray from Michaels craft store. Plus installed the galley rails (thanks to BIGmouthinDC's drill attachment for tight spaces). Got just the effect I was looking for:





Needs a little cleaning up but going to give it 24hrs to ensure its fully dry.

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Very nice work mark, coming together real good !!

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Mark,

Excellent job on the glass and the whole top of that bar. You're a man on a mission!

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Mark, looking really good so far!

But wait a minute...where are the bottles and glasses??

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Awesome. It is time to sit back and turn up a pint or 3 for all of us pathetic chaps still working on their theaters!

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Looks awesome dude. Check your PM for ticket window stuff.

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Brit -

You are AMAZING. I just don't know how you do it so fast. It takes me MONTHS to do what you do in a week!.

Great work.

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Thanks Guys for all kind words.

I couldn't wait 24hrs for paint to cure and did 'some' cleaning last night, also added a few props.



I've ordered some more British branded glasses from The Pub Shoppe.

The top display area will slowly be filled with liquor bottles. Due to a) not wanting any unnecessary weight or b) having to jump onto counter to retrieve I will just be putting empty bottles up there. I'll probably colour the insides to make them look full.

The 'production' liquor will go on glass shelves above the microwave. Still looking into the look I want for this. Guess pays for some visits to the local bars. Hard job but somebody has got to do it

I guess I also need to put a strong lock on the door to keep the kids away from the liquor (one is approaching those teenage years)

I have also ordered my Bar Foot Rails in stainless steel from KegWorks.

Jason (Jikkjack) is arranging for my Ticket Booth plexi and need to get down to Joannes for some Velvet.

Running out of things to do so will need to feed my addiction on all your great builds as been told by the Boss no upgrades until I complete Master Bath, Master Bed, alter deck, refinish Kitchen cabinets, brick patio and a porch

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Tom - if only I had the time

But as mentioned the wife has plenty of tasks to keep me occupied for the next 2-3 years.

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Mark,

I took the liberty of fixing your recent post.

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Tom - if only I had the time

But as mentioned the wife has plenty of tasks to keep me occupied for the next 20-30 years.


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Steve,

I don't believe you can use the score and break technique to cut granite or marble tile - due to natural fault lines. Rather than hire a tile saw just buy a low end one from HD or Lowes. I got a 7" wet tile saw from HD for under $100 and I would not be without one for any tiling job..

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Thanks Mark,

I went by Home Depot this weekend and did not see any wet saws for sale. I know I've seen them before. I'll check Lowes on the way home tonight.

I did find a cheap one at Harbor Freight for $60. I've heard their tools are cheaply built but I figure if I get a few uses out of it over multiple days, it will more than pay for itself? Also, this design works like a table saw and you just push the tile through the blade -- so any tile length is okay

7'' PORTABLE WET TILE SAW


They also see a "Contractor grade" one for $150. It might be a little more sturdy.

7'' CONTRACTOR'S TILE SAW


BTW -- Awesome job on the bar and glass frosting! Please drink a beer for me
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Steve - I'm drinking your beer as I type

I got this one - can't remember if it was from Lowes or HD.



You can get it at http://www.tile-saw.com/qep7port.html but I'm sure price was similar at HD or Lowes.

I've had this around 4 yrs and tiled two bathrooms, a kitchen (inc counter tops) and two heaths plus the bar.....no problems.

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Steve - I'm drinking your beer as I type

I got this one - can't remember if it was from Lowes or HD.



You can get it at http://www.tile-saw.com/qep7port.html but I'm sure price was similar at HD or Lowes.

I've had this around 4 yrs and tiled two bathrooms, a kitchen (inc counter tops) and two heaths plus the bar.....no problems.

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Ahh -- a beer sound really good about now. I may have one

I found that model at Lowes online. I went by the store today and did not see any wet saws there. I'll stop by tomorrow and ask someone (I probably went to the wrong area). They are selling it for $88 -- what a bargain! I'll need to purchase one of these in the next few weeks once I finish my rear cabinet.

Thanks for the tip.
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Steve, I used the same saw. Worked great, however, the blades do wear down after a little bit. New blades are about $30-35, so I think that is where they make their money.

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I did find a cheap one at Harbor Freight for $60. I've heard their tools are cheaply built but I figure if I get a few uses out of it over multiple days, it will more than pay for itself?

I would certainly think so versus renting one. Heck, Brit and I went half-sies on a drywall lift for that exact reason. If it's strictly for home use, I would go for it. How many bathrooms and counters can you re-tile in a lifetime in your house? 6? Over 20 or 25 years. That a pretty good investment if you ask me. Even if a new blade cost $30, that's a half day rental at my local rental place.

But then again, I went the shower suround route, so I'm not doing any tiling, so take with a grain of salt.

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Steve, I used the same saw. Worked great, however, the blades do wear down after a little bit. New blades are about $30-35, so I think that is where they make their money.

Mine came with two blades - so far not had to buy any. Only cranked out the 2nd when I was cutting the granite for bar counter and fire surround.

Like Tom say's $30 ain't that bad when you consider cost of hiring and fact you can take your time.

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Thanks Guys for all kind words.
I've ordered some more British branded glasses from The Pub Shoppe.


Cheers,
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Mark, not sure if you know of the British Pantry, just 4 miles west of South Riding, on Rt 50, but they have a bunch of UK related odds and ends, foodstuffs, etc. You might actually find some more memrobilia (sp?) there for your bar. If nothing else, they have a killing British tea-time set up with scones and biscuits. Worth checking out. Its a nice family run store/tea shop.

http://www.thebritishpantry.us/

OT, but my wife (who happens to be British) picked up a tee-shirt for our one year old, and the TShirt has this print on the front that reads "Made in the US of British Parts". Thought it was pretty funny.

Excellent work on your whole setup. I'm enjoying reading all your updates.
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Asem - I know the British Pantry well. Get my stock of bacon and saugages from there. Plus their English Breakfast is die for You got my mough watering now

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A couple of items arrived today.......my Bar Foot Rail and some more British Beer glasses



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Looking good Mark, you made quick work of getting that foot rail on.

Today I was measuring and calculating exactly what I need for my curved rail and I need to put together a fax to send to Lawrence metal to see what they would charge me.

I need a 112 inch rail bent on a 201.9 inch radius.

I got some input from Rupert a while back on his rail and mounting measurments, I'm curious with those particular brackets how high off the floor is the top of the foot rail?
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Mark, looks great! Where'd you get the rail from?

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swithey,

Craftsman has a tile saw with a 7" blade for about $99. It's actually a good performer. The 7" tile saw sold by Home Depot is sold under the "Workforce" name and is actually pretty good, too. You might have to ask the HD folks where they keep 'em because they might have them on a pallet at the top of a rack.

Mark,

I also live in NoVa. Your project looks outstanding! I'm currently doing a 1,000 s.f. project in my basement. I'm only a month into it, but the framing is all done and the wiring is over half-way completed. I have a material budge of $10K and all the labor is done by yours truly. We pulled the permits about a month ago when the work started.
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ChinaDog: I think Mark mention kegworks but Lawrence metals has a broader selection of mounting hardware and is a tad cheaper (I think)

here is their bracket page:
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