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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #165 on: February 13, 2018, 04:32:22 PM »
I rounded the top using an Emory board. I added the mortar paint and brick color.



Oh, yea, be very careful in the chimney cutting.



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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #166 on: February 13, 2018, 04:35:20 PM »
The one on the left is better than the right. The one on the left had the bricks laser cut in. Not so on the one on the right.



Now both chimneys match what is in the photo.



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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #167 on: February 13, 2018, 05:45:20 PM »
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I rounded the top using an Emory board. I added the mortar paint and brick color.



Oh, yea, be very careful in the chimney cutting.



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Call 911.....he 's bleeding again..... ;)
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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #168 on: February 14, 2018, 11:26:00 AM »
OH, OH.  First it was fire, now it is Flood, oops I mean, Blood

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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #169 on: February 14, 2018, 11:26:50 AM »
Tom, there are many paint colors to try for bricks, I don't think blood is one of them.   ;D  Let's be more careful.


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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #170 on: February 14, 2018, 05:43:51 PM »


Call 911.....he 's bleeding again..... ;)


Greg,

Calling 911 wasn't necessary, THIS TIME. I learnt (sic) myself to apply band aids at a very early age. As soon as I had my first #11 blade knife, I became a member in good standing of the #11 Club.

You already know I'm the founding member and CEO of the Bunring LED's by Slim Club.

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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #171 on: February 14, 2018, 05:45:18 PM »
OH, OH.  First it was fire, now it is Flood, oops I mean, Blood

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That little slice was two days ago and it still stings. :'(


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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #172 on: February 14, 2018, 05:48:55 PM »
Tom, there are many paint colors to try for bricks, I don't think blood is one of them.   ;D  Let's be more careful.


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Dr. Jeff, good one sir. I was just trying something different.

It always happens when we say, "Your going to cut yourself if you hold it this way". :o :'( However, it didn't stop me from holding it that way. Maybe it's my thought process that needs sharpening.

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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #173 on: February 15, 2018, 08:54:11 AM »


Call 911.....he 's bleeding again..... ;)


Greg,

Calling 911 wasn't necessary, THIS TIME. I learnt (sic) myself to apply band aids at a very early age. As soon as I had my first #11 blade knife, I became a member in good standing of the #11 Club.

You already know I'm the founding member and CEO of the Bunring LED's by Slim Club.

Tom ;D


Good to know you're not stalled and able to keep up your "Greg Speed" empire building..... ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #174 on: February 16, 2018, 05:36:03 AM »
Most excellent idea modifying the chimneys Tom.  Really looking good.
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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #175 on: February 19, 2018, 03:44:12 PM »
Most excellent idea modifying the chimneys Tom.  Really looking good.


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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #176 on: February 19, 2018, 03:53:47 PM »
I started work on the roof and it was more fun than I expected. Meaning only that doing roofs is my least favorite part of any build.

I took the roof sheet supplied with the kit and sprayed it with Rust-Oleum Auto Primer Gray.

When dry, I cut the paper per the instructions.



I've used transfer tape in the past and found that it doesn't do as well as my method. The transfer tape when the backing is removed, doesn't always leave the sticky tape on the roof deck.

I prefer to use a fresh stick of Elmer's Glue. I got this at Staples and have used it several times with no drying of the glue in the tube. I get the school three pack for a few $$.





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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #177 on: February 19, 2018, 03:57:25 PM »
I spread the glue on the roof deck and work from the bottom up.

Fast forward and the roof is done.



When dry, I'll trim the roof from the edges.

Science is wonderful and now the roof is dry and the rolled roofing material is trimmed.



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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #178 on: February 19, 2018, 04:17:08 PM »
I moved on to the brick piers. First I marked on the bottom of the building where i wanted to locate the piers.



I cut 11 pieces at 2.5 ft. each. I didn't need to cut any for the front of the building. I have other plans for that.

After cutting the piers, I dipped them into some Hunterline Medium Gray A&I. I put them of a paper towel to dry.




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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #179 on: February 19, 2018, 04:21:35 PM »
I then glued the 11 piers in place over the marks I made on the bottom of the post office/country store.



While the glue was still drying, I turned  the building over and adjusted any piers that were out of line or not up/down.

I did move a few just slightly as if the piers shifted over time.



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