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    Good job, Mendo.

    Are you going to put them on straight?

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    If you can convince her that Buddha drove Ferraris, I've got a great wall shelf interior design all set up for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    While studying such things I learned that round portholes in ships are specifically designed as such because of less pressure points to crack from
    For strongest design, go with 'Nature's Own'

    A day in the life...-oip-21-jpg
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    Did you borrow Lulu's spirit level?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    ^ I wondered what on earth you meant until I checked Google... the de Havilland Comet's kept on crashing due to metal fatigue... due to the plane having square windows, with severe stress concentrations at the corners.

    Interesting stuff. The designers should have listened to seamen!


    I properly started the Buddha Room/Daughter's Bedroom Extension today and had some sever stress concentrations myself, around my temples. Unlike the de Havilland Comet, my cure has been Ya Dong.

    I took down the much neglected Buddha shelves in the Buddha room having had clearance for such an auspicious operation from 'er in front of the telly, cleaned up 15 years worth of dried leaves, incense stick ash and general dust and grime, and was about to re-install them at the new, all agreed location when she came up a last minute objection.

    Here is the previous Buddha Room, sans shelves and sans holes after I filled them all in.



    The objection... the wall for the new location is also a bathroom wall.

    I mean, FFS.

    I reminded her that the new wall was also west-facing, same as before, and that Buddha would be happy. I also reminded her that as the crow flies, the previous location was just a couple of yards away from our en-suite, where I have done some pretty disgusting stuff. But apparently, despite it being close, it was a different wall, so OK with the powers that be...

    If my wife was a devout Buddhist I would maybe take this stuff seriously, but she's not. I probably know more about Buddhism than she does and I'm not a fan, not up here in Isaan. Do what you want, beat your wife, beat dogs to death or poison them, offer alms, do a Wai and all OK. To be perfectly honest, the wife only goes to the Temple early on Sunday mornings as an excuse to go drinking Saturday night with her 'Buddhist' mates and stay the night, 'to make things easier'.

    Suits me, I can watch the football with the dogs and daughter..

    Anyway, I think the wife could sense my frustration at this last minute objection, and realising that the new location for the Buddha shelves (already taken down) was fast looking like the chicken run for nesting boxes, she relented.

    And not a bad job either, even if I say so meself.



    I don't want to disturb the daughter too much during her upcoming exams, so this week will be laying some wood and stuff to protect the floor tiles, and doing a lot of cuts into the wall with a grinder, from the Buddha side. My hope is that once the exams are over, the pre-prepared wall will be quickly and easily removable.

    Job pretty much done.
    Do you not believe in using a spirit level?

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    Just to confirm, the two shelves are perfectly straight according to my spirit level.

    As is the chest of drawers which appears to slope away to the left, as is the bannister with a towel hanging which appears to slope away to the right.

    I feel embarrassed having to point out this optical dilusion due to the phone camera lens to you DIY amateurs.

    And before you mention it, the pole at the edge of the wall is infact vertical and not sloping to the right.

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    yet no photo showing this is so.


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    Have you tried your spirit level on your house?

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    ^He's levelling his spirit house, you fool

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    Jay would have done it correctly.


    They obviously don't sell laser guided, turbo engined, GPS, quad mounted DeWalt level systems in Khorat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I feel embarrassed having to point out this optical dilusion due to the phone camera lens to you DIY amateurs.

    weren't you tying yourself in mental knots over images on phones appearing back to front

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    I think it is more to do with the fact that the cheap bastard will not splash out for a proper phone that takes decent pictures.


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    Nice lamp and chest Mendy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecollector View Post
    Nice lamp and chest Mendy
    Cool colour coordination with that pair of lamps, I reckon the elephant head goes well with the Santa's boot.

    Very contemporary and worthy of the Tate gallery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    For strongest design, go with 'Nature's Own'

    A day in the life...-oip-21-jpg
    Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz z

    We don't do a very good job at this.....reflective learning from nature.
    What we do quite well is destroying nature's own.
    She's not taken with us, as she's more disappointed by way of our pathetic efforts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecollector View Post
    Nice lamp and chest Mendy
    I thought all the sexual innuendo went into cock thread.

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    Yes, exactly. Always mimic nature which has had millions of years of evolution to get the right outcome.

    Apart from Birmingham and Manchester, of course. Even nature fukks up at times.


    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    weren't you tying yourself in mental knots over images on phones appearing back to front
    Selfies are a headfukk to anyone. Try working out a selfie in a mirror...


    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    I think it is more to do with the fact that the cheap bastard will not splash out for a proper phone that takes decent pictures.
    I thought I'd put these 'tight' slurs to bed a long time ago. My phone was pretty much top of the range four years ago and I won't go to Iphones out of principle. My daughter sleeps in aircon every night, despite it only being low 30s at the moment and and only today I tipped the Shell worker 20 Baht for filling up my car, much to the wife's disgruntlement. I always tip the guys at petrol stations.

    Furthermore, I pay a small fortune for many sacks of high quality dog biscuits for not only my pack of ex-street dogs, but also for many others. I even cover PJG's dog biscuit sack requirements and give her one every month.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecollector View Post
    Nice lamp and chest Mendy
    Thank you BC, a rare compliment in this pace!


    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Cool colour coordination with that pair of lamps, I reckon the elephant head goes well with the Santa's boot.

    Very contemporary and worthy of the Tate gallery.
    FFS... it's not a 'Santa boot', it's a red hippo with a ginormous silver nose. I sometimes wonder why I bother.

    The elephant lamp stopped working some time ago and it seems the problem is way more serious than just changing the bulb, so I co-opted the daughter's bedside light for a stop gap... four years ago! She doesn't read books anyway, FFS...


    Anyway, I have no idea why I feel the need to justify myself to a bunch of non-DIY experienced, judgemental, anonymous fuckos from across the planet, but I do. I really have better things to do.

    How's this?



    Or, for the hard of understanding, how's this? My Buddha shelf is a lot straighter than a few of my detractors, and yes, you know who you are.



    That put to bed, we can move on.

    Today I decided to move the project on. Despite not wanting to disturb the daughter's exam 'revision', I can at least get thing ready for a quick completion in a couple of weeks.

    The Buddha room wall, soon to be removed...



    The wall from the 'tother side... I took down all the shelves and shit today while she was at school.



    And then I prepared my safety gear for work...

    I found this piece of shit, multi-coloured multi-block in the 'workshop', since there was no electric on the wall in question, which was of course a bonus to keep things simple. But... as is usual with these plastic pieces of shit, there were sparks every time I plugged it into the mains.



    My intention was to make a lot of cuts through the wall with my grinder to make it easy to push through, once her exams are over.

    I experienced what it's like to live oop Norf in Chiang Mai and Lamphung... although I didn't experience any buggery form a 'rice queen'!



    Fukk me... this is my leave!!?



    But it has to be done.





    And this was the result. There was a pleasing pinkish hew to the dust, indicting that my grinder had penetrated through the render and into the brick. This wall will be a piece of cake to take out now, once the time is right.



    Those cuts are deep, although the first one was the deepest!

    But hang on... I'm looking at that pic and the ceiling doesn't seem to align with the floor...



    Oh no... where's my spirit level, I need a new phone... where's the rice queen... ?
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    You seem to have the remnants of a wet dog turd on your level, and it is a full moon?

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    ^ I was either an extremely small dog, or that was the remains of a solitary wasp nest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    the remains of a solitary wasp nest

    ahh an ichneumon wasp, looks fresh, give it a sniff.

    in other news, its coming on

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    Mendy, I admire your gallantry but I think you need a better mask and goggles for that type of job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Or, for the hard of understanding, how's this? My Buddha shelf is a lot straighter than a few of my detractors, and yes, you know who you are.
    All your own fault

    Why bring up "manual work" on a forum poluted by ..."school teachers" and that sort of poofters.

    They'll teach you ! (they can't stick a fork in a turd without ruining both)
    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    the cheap bastard
    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Furthermore, I pay a small fortune for many sacks of high quality dog biscuits for not only my pack of ex-street dogs, but also for many others. I even cover PJG's dog biscuit sack requirements and give her one every month.
    No worries

    No-one on this board, being just somewhat intelligent, would call you anything but a generous and kind person

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    Use a sledge hammer to knock the wall down.

    All that dust will bugger you, spray the walls down with water if you insist on using a grinder.

    Nice red Hippo btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecollector View Post
    Mendy, I admire your gallantry but I think you need a better mask and goggles for that type of job!
    Henderson a full hazmat suit with gas mask, I fear Mendy has gone native.

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    Who'll carry the bricks down ?

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