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Re: KC's Workshop, Grumpy's Cafe - 2021 Build Challenge.
« Reply #135 on: March 02, 2021, 06:29:45 PM »
Very neat idea.

I may just have to borrow that myself ;)

Great work so far, Sir.


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Thank you! Sharing ideas and getting ideas on this forum is wonderful. I love this place.

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Re: KC's Workshop, Grumpy's Cafe - 2021 Build Challenge.
« Reply #136 on: March 02, 2021, 06:30:30 PM »
Nice looking build Tom

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Doug,

Thank you, much appreciated.

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Re: KC's Workshop, Grumpy's Cafe - 2021 Build Challenge.
« Reply #137 on: March 03, 2021, 03:08:59 AM »
Hey Tom:

You are quite welcome. Always enjoy your builds.

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Re: KC's Workshop, Grumpy's Cafe - 2021 Build Challenge.
« Reply #138 on: March 03, 2021, 08:27:23 AM »
Great looking storefront Tom..... 8)
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Re: KC's Workshop, Grumpy's Cafe - 2021 Build Challenge.
« Reply #139 on: March 03, 2021, 05:14:10 PM »
Great looking storefront Tom..... 8)

Greg,

Thank you. Appreciate the feedback.

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Re: KC's Workshop, Grumpy's Cafe - 2021 Build Challenge.
« Reply #140 on: March 03, 2021, 05:24:19 PM »
I painted the four walls with Floquil G.W. Cream. I thinned the paint with thinner to a 70% thinner and 30% cream. Basically this went on as a wash. While the paint was still wet on the walls, I then pressed them down onto a clean white paper towel. This gave me the look in the two photos below.

This is the first step in weathering the walls.

It appears the wall in the first photo is a darker cream than the wall in the second photo. The angle of the photo and light on the wall looks different. The walls are in fact the same color.





Also, I was going to paint the windows to match the store front but nixed that idea. I thought it would not be a good fit for the eye. I'll either go with weathered Cream or White weathered to match the walls. After all, the windows weather at the same rate as the walls.
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Re: KC's Workshop, Grumpy's Cafe - 2021 Build Challenge.
« Reply #141 on: March 03, 2021, 09:44:34 PM »
Of the 3,000+ photos I have of the F&SM, this is the only photo I have of the Riffraff Cafe.

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Re: KC's Workshop, Grumpy's Cafe - 2021 Build Challenge.
« Reply #142 on: March 04, 2021, 03:02:07 AM »
Hey Tom:

It's looking just great. The finished entrance is just beautiful.

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Re: KC's Workshop, Grumpy's Cafe - 2021 Build Challenge.
« Reply #143 on: March 09, 2021, 05:54:27 PM »
Hey Tom:

It's looking just great. The finished entrance is just beautiful.

Karl


Karl,

Thanks my friend, much appreciated.

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Re: KC's Workshop, Grumpy's Cafe - 2021 Build Challenge.
« Reply #144 on: March 09, 2021, 06:01:43 PM »
I'm very late in posting updates but honestly I've been very very busy. I have about 15 things going from 1:1 stuff, modeling, husband duties and just generally being a Grumpy Old Man.

The Babe recently gave me this sign for the train shed. Either I'm to slow or she couldn't find a Grumpy Old Man sign.



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Re: KC's Workshop, Grumpy's Cafe - 2021 Build Challenge.
« Reply #145 on: March 09, 2021, 06:06:46 PM »
Detailing and weathering the walls was something I've been putting off.  Many years ago I started to remove some boards from walls and replacing the boards with new 1X4s.  This time I tried something different.

I used a new #11 blade and removed a short section of siding. I then turned it over and glued it back into the wall as shown in the two photos below.





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Re: KC's Workshop, Grumpy's Cafe - 2021 Build Challenge.
« Reply #146 on: March 09, 2021, 06:19:00 PM »
In the center of the rear wall there is a small alcove with three walls. For those of you reading this thread and have the kit, you may want to pay attention to this next little bit of information.

I always test fit stuff like wall additions and sub walls. I fit the three alcove walls together and placed them on the center of the rear wall where they go.

NOTE: Don't glue the three wall pieces together, not yet anyway.

When I test fit the three alcove walls together and placed them on the opening, the sub assembly didn't fit. If you glue them together then they never will fit properly.



I got them to fit by not tightly pressing them together as shown below. These walls are a tight fit so you can make the adjustment as the flue dries. So again, be sure they fit prior to gluing the together or in place.

You can see in the  following photo that the two side walls are not pressed up against the back wall.



More in a few.

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Re: KC's Workshop, Grumpy's Cafe - 2021 Build Challenge.
« Reply #147 on: March 09, 2021, 06:27:43 PM »

Also included in the kit are three peel and stick pieces the go on the three alcove walls. I'm not using them on my build but in the next photo you can see I have them painted the front wall color. I could have painted them the cream color but then it would make for a bigger problem in the alcove walls not fitting properly.



Kenny includes in the kit a base for the structure. I don't plan on using it so the rear alcove needs a slab of concrete.

I took a scrap piece of strip wood, turn it over and made a test fit.




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Re: KC's Workshop, Grumpy's Cafe - 2021 Build Challenge.
« Reply #148 on: March 09, 2021, 06:35:16 PM »
In the next photo you can see I cut it to fit the opening. I cut it large enough so the entire alcove wall sub assembly fits on the slab.

Prior to gluing it in place, I used a flat sanding stick and beveled the front edge and then painted it with Floquil Concrete. When dry it was glued in place.



I was  going to leave the rear wall as it is in the above photo. However, I decided to stain and paint some scrap 4X4 wood and cut it to fit the door opening as shown below.



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Re: KC's Workshop, Grumpy's Cafe - 2021 Build Challenge.
« Reply #149 on: March 09, 2021, 06:41:27 PM »
Exrta photos -






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