Island Bench part 2

As well as getting the gas on today I glued down the trim on the island bench. 

I used Sika 291 here again as it sticks like shit to a blanket and is flexible forever. As you can see I could not clamp the top to anything so I weighted it down with bags of concrete. 



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Cooking With Gas

Why spend a lot of coin on a domestic oven that looks like a commercial oven when you can spend less and get a proper commercial oven. A low maintenance kitchen will be a joy. 

All the laser film removed (I hate that stuff it’s a real pain to remove) and in place in all its shininess. 

A shot of the whole cooking part of the kitchen. 

A close up. 

And throwing out some joules. We had to turn it off quickly as it heated up the room so fast the plumber and I were melting. 



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Trimming the Island Bench

The last couple of days I have been trimming the island bench in Karri. Some tricky joinery, at least for me, as there are a number of mitre joins involved a mistake on any of them would result in ruining an expensive piece of timber.

A dry run to check all the mitres are good.20170319_022546429_iOS20170319_022542718_iOS

Each mitre gets 3 Dominoes. Epoxy is strong in shear and tension but not in peel so the domino prevents peel forces. And glued with epoxy.20170319_045137732_iOS

Then each mitre is clamped with a Chestnut mitre clamp from the Chestnut Tool and Chowder Company, which are a very cool piece of kit and Jim is a great bloke.


A full width view. I am very happy with how it is going and am looking forward to what it will look like finished in the Livos Oil.





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A few more bites of the Elephant.

I finished grouting the floor in the scullery so I could then lift in the double sink. This nearly killed me as it is such a tight fit I could not sheet the side walls until it was in. And it is also rather heavy. You will notice we are not fans of under bench cupboards. It is the CDO again;) Just can’t handle stuff dripping in them if you spill something, you are always banging you knees on them and what you want is always up the back under a heap of other stuff you never use. Cleaning is much easier also. Storage is what pantries are for! Fiat!!


I had stuffed up the tile in the top left corner of the tile picture but as it was very close to the picture I was worried about damaging the picture chipping the tile out. My CDO (OCD in the right order) finally got the better  of me and I very carefully cut it out and it is now fixed and all is well in the world.


A close up of the grouted kitchen wall.


My El-cheapo tile cutter broke awhile ago and I finally got a proper one. Very happy with it.


A bit of a Heath Robertson affair of clamps holding the vanity to the wall while the Sika 291 goes off. Good stuff the 291, unless you ever want to get what you have used it on off again. Yes it is level:)


Toilet sink is in and plumbed. It’s amazing how fast it empties.




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Who Says We Don’t Have A Pot To Piss In

After a busy week we now have a pot to piss in:)

All Grouted and taped ready to silicon seal. I  wont be taping prior to sealing again as it wasn’t any easier and the windex and finger method actually turned out better. The Grout turned  out great though!!






The sink is not fitted yet as I need to get some Sikaflex Marine to stick it to the wall but that is where it will go.20170219_054641757_ios

It was a pain in the arse fitting the loo:)


I love dad jokes:)


No it is not leaking. I had a few beers on the deck with Dave and Karen and couldn’t wait:)




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All the tiles in the loo are on!!

Another bite of the hippopotamus has been had. After a brief delay because a fire that burnt out 3500 ha cane too close for comfort. All the tiles are on in the loo.

All I have to do now is learn how to grout. Then silicone the corners and paint the trim and ceiling.

I had to pull all these tiles off above the window as I stuffed up and they didn’t line up with the other walls. Oops.

The view from the throne.



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Rural Fire Service Legends!

Yesterday I came out to the house with the intention of finishing the tiles in the toilet but ended up hosing the house down as a grass fire came to with in 300m where it was stopped by amazing efforts of the RFS and water bombing aircraft. As of today the fire has burnt over 3000ha and remains out of control.

A big thank you to all the fire fighters who saved so many houses in the area. And to Stevo who skirted all the road blocks to bring me a care package of beer and a hot chook😀😀



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