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« Reply #135 on: April 26, 2012, 03:27:42 PM »

axe now in zinc chromate primer

and  bow saw now in green


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« Reply #136 on: April 26, 2012, 03:32:51 PM »

Bow saw in permanent lodging place
earth floor now dry
Not terribly keen with the look of that floor
looks more like small coal bits
or nutty slack as we used to call it

Firewood in its final position in tack room


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« Reply #137 on: April 26, 2012, 03:37:34 PM »

view that will be seen when this end gable wall is fixed in place


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« Reply #138 on: April 27, 2012, 02:01:50 AM »

It could look worse. -- Russ
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« Reply #139 on: April 27, 2012, 03:19:48 PM »

It could look worse. -- Russ
And it could look better,
having tried this wall finish for the first time on the interior.
I am hoping to improve the technique when I do the exterior
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« Reply #140 on: April 28, 2012, 01:41:09 AM »

The axe handles could be improved.
I was very pleased with the way that the brass tube bent to shape in my hands, and gentle tapping the tube flattening it in to an oval, was an improvement,
But, I might try inserting a cocktail stick ( with  a very loose fit) down the bore before bending & ovalling, might maintain a better profile

And I might try trimming back the styrene underframe of the bowsaw, if I can do so without disturbing the glue bond of the covering insulation
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« Reply #141 on: April 28, 2012, 02:23:58 AM »

I do a miniature enthusiasts newsletter each month and I am always looking for photos of 1:12 scale work. Would I be able to do a write up of your model for the next issue? It has a rather heady circulation of around 85 dedicated dolls modellers here in Brisbane.
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« Reply #142 on: April 28, 2012, 02:47:41 AM »

Ian, you have a PM
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« Reply #143 on: April 28, 2012, 06:46:36 AM »

#1  bowsaw now with flange removed, great improvement

#2  Mark 1,2, & 3 axes


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« Reply #144 on: April 28, 2012, 06:50:32 AM »

brass tube with wood insert did not work, wood too soft
so mark 3 axe handle is solid bar, hammered a bit flat on anvil
 & smoothed oval with files etc, much better look & feel & plus got solid end to heel of handle for shaping


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« Reply #145 on: April 28, 2012, 03:56:50 PM »

Looks like Grandpa's been busy
not finished obviously


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« Reply #146 on: April 28, 2012, 04:37:25 PM »

I remember using an axe similar to the one in the centre to cut timber when I was a lad. Obviously we lived in a colder climate (England) than I do now (Queensland). Now I almost live in the tropics and the kids ask why would you cut timber to heat the house when all you need to do is push a button on the reverse cycle air conditioning!!!! Maybe I should send them out west past the black stump to the desert country where it gets below freezing in winter to properly explain.

Love the latest photos with all the clutter.
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« Reply #147 on: April 28, 2012, 08:25:48 PM »

The dollhouse under construction is a nice touch that lends a further sense of humanity to the scene.
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« Reply #148 on: April 29, 2012, 07:16:32 AM »

I remember using an axe similar to the one in the centre to cut timber when I was a lad. Obviously we lived in a colder climate (England) than I do now (Queensland). Now I almost live in the tropics and the kids ask why would you cut timber to heat the house when all you need to do is push a button on the reverse cycle air conditioning!!!! Maybe I should send them out west past the black stump to the desert country where it gets below freezing in winter to properly explain.

Love the latest photos with all the clutter.
Well Ian the advantage us older ones, that may have lived through hard times in the past, have, is that we know the wisdom of having a back up plan thats viable.
Whereas some younger ones, when the money to fuel the Air Conditioner runs out, are at a loss at how to manage ( possibly due to the expectation they were brought up with )  We hit a financial bump  a few months ago, & we have tried living at BELOW what we could actually afford in order to practice for when it might get worse, quite a challenge, and you then have a bit in hand to give yourself a treat!!
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« Reply #149 on: April 29, 2012, 07:21:58 AM »

>>     ""Looks like Grandpa's been busy""

he sure has


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