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Old 07-01-2014, 12:33 AM   #401
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Don't you just hate when random events get in the way of the work you really want to do? One of my external hard drives today decided to stop working. I should say the enclosure decided to stop powering the drive inside it, so I yanked the drive out and connected it to my computer with a nifty adapter that I bought for this very purpose. If you value your data, I recommend you get one of these: NewerTech USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter. It has saved my bacon more than once.

The drive in question stores my entire photo library of over 50,000 images. Needless to say, this is pretty important to me. I do have the entire drive backed up, but I'd rather not have just one copy, even if that copy is redundantly stored on a four-drive array. I ordered a new enclosure and another hard drive because this one is getting close to its capacity anyway. That's another $180 I won't be spending on the bus.

After the computer issues, I managed to install the laminate on my kitchen countertop. The pattern is "oiled soapstone" and I love it. I also cut the stainless edge guard to length, although it's still wrapped in protective film, much like the backsplash from an earlier post.



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Old 07-01-2014, 01:25 AM   #402
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Absolutely beautiful work! Your wood working skills are far superior to anything I could do. Jealous, but excited for you. It is looking great.
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:23 PM   #403
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Absolutely beautiful work! Your wood working skills are far superior to anything I could do. Jealous, but excited for you. It is looking great.
Thank you! I'm not really a woodworker, but I am a perfectionist and I tend to do things slowly, but correctly. Sometimes.
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:26 PM   #404
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Just another test fit of some of the kitchen parts, including the stainless edge trim. I love it and I can't wait until it's finished.

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The stainless is beautiful. How are you attaching it?
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:07 PM   #406
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The stainless is beautiful. How are you attaching it?
Well, I'm still trying to figure that out. I was going to use epoxy, but I am thinking it might be better to use silicone caulk or adhesive. Something that will hold metal on wood and not harden. I don't want any water to seep between the SS and the laminate and get into the plywood countertop. I'll also need to use something to hold the backsplash to the wall. Any suggestions? I'd rather not ruin the aesthetics with screws or bolts through the stainless.

I love the look of the stainless so much that I'm probably going to use it for the two or three other horizontal edges I'm planning.
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Nice. I dip out for a few weeks and everybody's bus is finished! Good work for sure.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:37 PM   #408
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Nice. I dip out for a few weeks and everybody's bus is finished! Good work for sure.
Hah! Not quite. ;) But thanks!
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PD, I had good luck using 3-M double sided tape to affix my stainless back splash to the side of the bus. I expect the same material could be cut to fit your counter edging. I used a very narrow counter edge (1/2"x1/2") which didn't give enough surface area to allow for the use of tape. Instead I welded "pins" to the back side. drilled matching holes in the counter, inserted the pins and bent them over under the counter to secure the edging. So far they seem to be holding just fine.
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Gorilla glue might do the trick......... just thinking out loud here.
I used it in our house to secure the stainless steel back splash in the kitchen.
just sayin???
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