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post #1591 of 1757
Ooh nice - bikes sure are expensive these days eh? I bought a Giant hybrid a couple years ago, didn't use it for a year, then kind of got into it a couple months ago - does suck up a lot of time too, but fun.
post #1592 of 1757
Ben, hopefully you opted for some padded bike shorts...you can always wear regular shorts over them and they help a LOT with butt soreness!

Nice bike!
post #1593 of 1757
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Yep, I did get shorts...but I don't have any of the "soreness" you're talking about. You're blaming that on biking?!?! eek.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
post #1594 of 1757
Oh no! Here come the rumors..... tongue.gif
post #1595 of 1757
Nice looking bikes. Funny, I just got back into biking because of the kids. My wife and I had pretty nice mountain bikes when we were young. They've been in the attic for 25 years. We pulled them out a few weeks ago and rode. The ergonomics are way too aggressive for a fat old man. I just changed out the handlebars to cruiser style bars. The kids are going to wonder why I did such a horror to a nice bike. rolleyes.gif
post #1596 of 1757
Looking good Ben!!
post #1597 of 1757
So when do we get to see pictures of your installed moulding?
post #1598 of 1757
With Ben's new bike, I'm pretty sure there will be no more progress until there's snow on the ground.

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post #1599 of 1757
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Originally Posted by IGO2XS View Post

Looking good Ben!!

Thanks and good to hear from you Mark! Hope you're doing well and that we can meet up in FL over the winter!


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Originally Posted by michelmia View Post

So when do we get to see pictures of your installed moulding?
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Originally Posted by BllDo View Post

With Ben's new bike, I'm pretty sure there will be no more progress until there's snow on the ground.
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Ugh - If I had it to do over again, the molding would be ONE color. Taping and painting has been soooo time consuming! I'm redface.gif hoping redface.gif to do the final coat of paint tomorrow and install on Sunday. The new rope lights are much better...and they WORK! smile.gif And BllDo's right...I have been playing hockey and riding the bike a lot lately.
post #1600 of 1757
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Well I finally have a bit of an update, even though it is minor. The crown molding is done. FINALLY! smile.gif I really didn't enjoy painting this stuff. If I had it to do over again, it would all be one color for sure.

The rope lights need to be pulled forward to the front of the molding in order to get a better wash of light on the ceiling...that is a project for next weekend. Here are a few pics of the final product:

I have a LOT of nail holes to fill and some touch-up painting to do on the ceiling. Wow that Rosco paint shows a mark every time you touch it.

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Here you can see that I had a bit of an issue with the equipment room door. There is actually a little hole in the wall where the lights pass back into the equipment room and then come back into the theater on the other side of the door. I wasn't sure if that was going to work, but it seems to have turned out really well. I had tons of rope light, so I left enough slack back in the equipment room to do the crown and lights back there if I decide I want to. I think I have almost enough leftover crown as well.

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This pic shows the lights before I added the little trays that keep the rope straight. You can see that the light on the ceiling is wavy here. I definitely suggest those trays - they're cheap and make laying the lights in the molding a lot easier.

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post #1601 of 1757
It came out great! Looks like I now have an excuse come to back over. hahaha
post #1602 of 1757
Looks sharp!
post #1603 of 1757
Looks good! How do you think the lights look in person, Ben?
post #1604 of 1757
Looks really nice Ben! Love the look of the self-return miters - top work!
post #1605 of 1757
great work Ben! Can we get some close up pics? I look forward to seeing it in person.
post #1606 of 1757
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Originally Posted by Seegs108 View Post

It came out great! Looks like I now have an excuse come to back over. hahaha
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Originally Posted by AndreasMergner View Post

Looks good! How do you think the lights look in person, Ben?

You guys are certainly welcome to come by and check it out in person any time. I am looking forward to watching The Avengers when it is released on disc next week. Maybe we can schedule something.
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Looks sharp!
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Originally Posted by TMcG View Post

Looks really nice Ben! Love the look of the self-return miters - top work!
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Originally Posted by michelmia View Post

great work Ben! Can we get some close up pics? I look forward to seeing it in person.

Thanks for all the compliments guys. Michel - I'll post some close ups as soon as I fix the embarrassing mess I made out of the ceiling! rolleyes.gif
post #1607 of 1757
I have The Avengers already. I'd be happy to bring it over. I don't know if you've been reading any of the hype on the forums about the Darbee Darblet. I bought one about a month ago and I'll bring it with me if you guys want to check one out in person.
post #1608 of 1757
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I just checked out the Darbee Darblet and it does look like an interesting little device. I would be interested in taking a look at it.
post #1609 of 1757
I'd like to see it too.
post #1610 of 1757
Let's set something up then. My weekend just opened up. I was going to go to PearlPalooza this weekend in Albany but a friend had to cancel. Are you guys free one night?
post #1611 of 1757
Thread Starter 
So I was at a conference last week in Cooperstown, NY. Besides being worth the trip just to see the baseball hall of fame, Cooperstown is a really nice place to visit in September when the leaves are starting to change and the weather is still nice. We stayed at the Otesaga Hotel on Otsego Lake (a great place to hold a conference as well...nice golf course and outstanding food). I'm not really one for historic hotels (creaky floorboards and flowery wallpaper just aren't my things) but the views were really stunning. Here's a pic from the veranda...you can see the Pebble Beach-inspired 18th hole pin near the water.

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Now on to theater stuff...

The fabric for my panels arrived while I was away. I am excited about the colors (and yes, I know I need to fix that tail of rope light that is hanging out up there rolleyes.gif):

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I also want to extend a huge thank you to Andreas who gave up several hours of his Sunday to help me rip up some ply to make the frames for the panels. We bought 3/4" Sandeply at HD and got down to business. I don't have a pic of all 56 boards that we ripped and mitered eek.gif but here you can see that I did some sanding last night and was getting ready for the first coat of paint on the tops and bottoms of the panels. That little can of paint definitely isn't going to cut it...

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I'm hoping to have all fourteen frames built by the end of the week!
post #1612 of 1757
You're welcome, Ben. I figure it's always nice to get a bit of help on a big project like this.
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I'm hoping to have all fourteen frames built by the end of the week!

I will hold you to this so I can hear the difference! wink.gif
post #1613 of 1757
OH SNAP!!! Benji broke the cardinal rule and made a "I am hoping to have everything done by . . . " prediction!!! Even worse, the theater is up and running and hockey season is fast-approaching....wink.gif
post #1614 of 1757
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OH SNAP!!! Benji broke the cardinal rule and made a "I am hoping to have everything done by . . . " prediction!!! Even worse, the theater is up and running and hockey season is fast-approaching....wink.gif

what hockey?
post #1615 of 1757
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what hockey?

Yes I should have specified - Benji's league hockey. Scroll through this thread and you will see some blood from last season's hockey escapades....
post #1616 of 1757
Thread Starter 
Haha yes you're right TMcG...I'm already behind my self-imposed deadline! I finished sanding all of the boards last night and have about 1/3 of it primed, but I'm a few days away from any actual assembly...

Hey - no jinxing the hockey this year guys! smile.gif I survived the season opener on Sunday relatively unscathed. smile.gif
post #1617 of 1757
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Wellllll....I guess you're right TMcG! redface.gif I don't have all of the frames built. But in my defense, that's because I got too excited and decided to install some before I built the rest of them. smile.gif There will be 14 panels in total...7 are assembled and 4 installed as you can see here. (photo evidence that I have actually accomplished something smile.gif)

Frames attached to the wall...

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And then...fabric! The red is FR701 Claret Accent. It looks to have an ugly orange tint to it in the pic, but it is a nice true red in person. The gray color is Elephant from the GOM Framework line. It is much harder to work with than the FR701 as it pulls easily and there doesn't seem to be much of a way to avoid it. I am holding my breath as I'm stapling and I probably wouldn't order from this line again.

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I still need to add the top cap trim around the front perimeter of the panels to hide all of the staples. You can see a piece of it resting against the nearest panel in this pic...


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post #1618 of 1757
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Originally Posted by AirBenji View Post

Haha yes you're right TMcG...I'm already behind my self-imposed deadline! I finished sanding all of the boards last night and have about 1/3 of it primed, but I'm a few days away from any actual assembly...
Hey - no jinxing the hockey this year guys! smile.gif I survived the season opener on Sunday relatively unscathed. smile.gif

post #1619 of 1757
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Originally Posted by AirBenji View Post

Wellllll....I guess you're right TMcG! redface.gif I don't have all of the frames built. But in my defense, that's because I got too excited and decided to install some before I built the rest of them. smile.gif There will be 14 panels in total...7 are assembled and 4 installed as you can see here. (photo evidence that I have actually accomplished something smile.gif)

Nice save!!! And everything looks really sharp! I am sure your right ear feels dead compared to your left at the moment with the right side panels hung. So when do you think you'll get around to completing the other side?? tongue.gif
post #1620 of 1757
Nice job Ben. Looks good too!
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