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Unread 05-28-2010, 03:46 PM   #5386
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To push mud around,and to pack it,I use a mag,and I also use a fiberglass resin float. The fiberglass resin float is just a tad bigger than a mag,and it's great for rubbing up(as it doesn't wear down over time,like wood floats will)prior to slicking the surface with a mag and/or a steel trowel.

The fiberglass resin float is 1 of the best investments in mud tools I've made,IMO! Have had the same 1 for over 15 years,compared to probably over 20 wood floats I've had,in the same time period.

Anyone else here use a fiberglass resin float for packing/ruubing up?
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Unread 05-28-2010, 03:58 PM   #5387
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Rich I have seen them at the local masonry house, I wanted to buy one but I was hesitant.
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Unread 05-28-2010, 06:49 PM   #5388
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That cauffered ceiling is awesome! I used to work along a carpenter that would build those all the time...always amazed me. Very nice shower floor too, thanks for sharing
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Unread 05-28-2010, 07:09 PM   #5389
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A little bit of stuff from this past week.
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Joe is that florida tile?
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Unread 05-28-2010, 07:46 PM   #5392
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Started working for a company a few weeks back, and while I wish I could take credit for this, the majority of the work was done by a man named Thauss.
I saw those miters and said thats THAWSOME
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Unread 05-28-2010, 07:49 PM   #5393
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Love the reflection in the last pic. Nice and flat.
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Unread 05-28-2010, 08:54 PM   #5394
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damn how'd he cut those circular insets? I hope he drilled those with a hole saw - cause if there is a person capable of freehanding that on a grider or wetsaw I may just cry myself to sleep tonight.
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Unread 05-28-2010, 09:02 PM   #5395
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Kyle I don't know how that guy did it but you can buy a cheapo water router from a stained glass shop for bout 100 bucks that will round edges real nice. like these http://www.scstainedglass.com/stglgr.html

Also Kyle that cieling is impressive. alot of thought goes into planning the can lights to fit layout huh?

Was wondering why you just didn't frame the ceiling with 2x8's instead of the custom made brackets?
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Jim - dimensional lumber (2x6's) may have worked - but finding lumber that straight would probably be impossible. The method I used I got from a Fine Homebuilding article...http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-...-ceilings.aspx


I finished up that shower floor today too:

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I used the LASH system for the first time on this project. Tuscan is just too expensive for my limited tiling, especially large format. I'm not sure what everyone is complaining about sore thumbs for. If you wiggle the wedge in it really doesn't hurt much.
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Unread 05-29-2010, 04:45 AM   #5397
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wow nice work kyle....jaust wait till the new noble drains hit ya wont have to cut tile down anymore..............


hey joe nice work dude...........i wish they caps in PINK for the tls.........yes for breast cancer and every cap bought a proceed should go to them..........as well as for the blind guys like me that cant see anymore lol
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Unread 05-29-2010, 07:41 AM   #5398
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Nice work everyone.

I also want to know how he cut in those dots - that floor looks mint!
guessing it was a core bit with a suction cup guide.

like the kerdi floor with the mini slabs - nice Kyle

Joe - great work as always!! - to bad ya couldn't stretch that niche out.

I like that cauffered ceiling too - gonna have to try that.
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Unread 05-29-2010, 08:12 AM   #5399
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Never done circle dots like that but being in the corner I would think they would be all the difficult to drill. Just go slow and steady so you don't chip the marble all up. Looks great Thauss..

This is what we've been finishing up plus another master shower. Back splash in Fallbrook, CA was designed with 4x4 Tumbled Ivory from Emser Tile and a mural from Stone Impressions in San Diego. And the kicker is the grout color I mixed on site to the customer preference. Ended up being 5:1 Canvas to Rose Beige Custom's grout.
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Unread 05-29-2010, 05:29 PM   #5400
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Backlit Onyx fireplace surround

Hey Everybody

Here are some pics of a Backlit onyx fireplace surround that I am working on.
Once again we used the Nu World LED panel for this project, we had it custom built in the same shape as the onyx slab and even had a 3/8" hole drilled in the panel for the damper cord.
We have it on a dimmer and it is amazing how the stone changes as you make it brighter or dimmer.

Let me know what you think?

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