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Very cool. All of it. I really like the concrete counters. My oldest boy and I did a patio grill / countertop for some folks a couple years ago and it has held up well. As with most projects involving homes it always seems there is more that can be done. I'm still remodeling the house I grew up in. It's just across town and I'm not living in it yet. But I did have a small victory this past week, I have running water in the kitchen! I've stripped the kitchen down to bare studs and redid everything, wiring, gas line, plumbing, drywall paint and a different cabinet layout incorporating old and recycled pieces that eventually will get skinned in oak veneer with new doors and drawer fronts built by me in the 1930's "Craftsman" style. I also put down new hardwood floors to match the rest of the house after removing a wall between the kitchen and the living room. Really opened things up for entertaining folks as the cook (me) isn't stuck in the kitchen while everyone else is in the living room. A little more work and I can move in. Great to hear from you again. I really do love what I'm seeing here and miss seeing you here more.

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That sounds awesome Carl!

We did the next lot of concreting today, my arms feel ready to fall off, but that was a big step needed to give the walls and floors a solid base, I will get some more pics up soon.
 
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Forgot to get pics of the concreting, but here is a little friend that dropped in to say hi, seems to be living in some concrete castings out the back:
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An update for the kitchen light/electricity frame:

Test fit the old industrial light shades in place:
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Built some curved drop downs with bosses to mount them to:
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Weld in the little curly detail pieces:
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Then started on the paint:
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Realised I needed to sort the flue for the cooktop extractor before I went any further, here it is in the rough place with the hole cut through the ceiling:
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Also realised I needed more depth for the extractor, so built this top extension out of some sectioned fence pipe, the style matches the curved edges on the concrete bench tops nicely:
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More to come, just lots of half finished jobs, as everything has to be done in order.

Some bike related stuff is making it's way in too, these are the clamps that hold the lights up, bought 3 matching scooters from the local dump shop for $5 to get them.
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Hope things are going well for you down under. Any new progress photos?
 

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