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Old 05-01-2011, 11:40 PM
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You are mile ahead of me, brother. But I will catch up. Looking very nice!

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Old 05-02-2011, 06:49 AM
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Nice work Len,
That is going to be one huge building
I want to get started on my mill but have to finish my current project first.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:22 AM
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Exterior walls - including windows - are done.









That's about it for now. We're off to Galveston here in a bit to spend Mother's Day with my Mom.

As always, Thanks for looking and commenting!
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Looking good! I like the fact that the windows are open and closed randomly... nice touch.
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Very nice looking, the windows came out great. What did you use to paint or stain the walls...nice color. I am going to try some red and brown ink alcohol wash on my mill, hope it turns out as good as yours.
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Same here Len on the windows nice touch.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:50 AM
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Kevin, Gary, Jim - Thanks for the comments!

Here's the basic stains and washes.

A&I wash - Bombay India Ink thinned with 70% isopropyl alcohol - black and Van Dyke brown (a little more red than plain brown) - sometimes I mix a drop or two of black in the brown to darken it a bit
craft paints - Americana Heritage Brick and FolkArt Barnwood - thinned about 2:1 or so with windshield washer fluid
MinWax Express Color Oak - straight from the tube - rub it in and wipe off the excess before it dries

The base framework is stained with the brown/black A&I wash - the outside walls with the Heritage Brick - the natural wood interior with the Minwax - window sashes and doors with the Barnwood. All the exterior got a couple applications of the V/D Brn A&I wash.

So far, so good... I did deviate from the instructions a bit by building up the walls with the windows and doors installed before assembling them on the base framework. The instructions called for placing the wall framework on the base framework, installing the windows from the inside and then installing the siding and exterior window & door details from the outside. Lot easier doing all that flat on the workbench instead of on the partially assembled model...

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Old 06-25-2011, 10:48 AM
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Been a while since I posted but I have made a little progress on the sawmill.





Like I've done on the other kits, I'm getting the basic structure done and saving the details for later. Roof is removable so we can add interior later.

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Hey Len, Looks like you got more than a little more done.... nice going!!


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Looks great!! Out of curiosity, whats the dimensions of that?
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