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« Reply #45 on: March 17, 2012, 11:47:36 AM »

Fix one either side, as the bars run down parrallel, the holes in the side bars are drilled accordingly ( NOT equidistant around the segment )



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« Reply #46 on: March 17, 2012, 11:50:54 AM »

all 9 bars insitu, this simple project was more complicated than I first thought



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« Reply #47 on: March 17, 2012, 11:53:23 AM »

Gave the two fixed walls a first treatment
Polyfiller/pva/ water mix, applied in a thin layer
texture acheived using a offcut of floor joist about 2 ins long on edge as mix had started to go off


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« Reply #48 on: March 17, 2012, 11:55:17 AM »

when wall coating was tacky dry, laid hay rack on its side to see how it looked



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« Reply #49 on: March 17, 2012, 04:19:57 PM »


modified the wall texture & done some weathering of the rack, needs a better pic in the daylight tomorrow



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« Reply #50 on: March 17, 2012, 07:14:24 PM »

The construction of the hay rack is pretty clever!
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« Reply #51 on: March 17, 2012, 11:24:26 PM »

Like the way this is shaping up. When was the last time we all watched a hay rack being built? The website you linked to for antique horse stable bits is very interesting too.
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« Reply #52 on: March 18, 2012, 07:06:21 AM »

The construction of the hay rack is pretty clever!
Thanks Ray, I am getting pretty hamfisted in my old age, hands dont exactly hit the target accurately every time, so the white 'stick' gives strength while assembling.
 Doing something new like this I try to think how would the blacksmith have gone about this? & try to replicate his work.
I have deviated a bit as wrought iron would not need strengthening fillets in the corners
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« Reply #53 on: March 18, 2012, 07:11:17 AM »

Like the way this is shaping up. When was the last time we all watched a hay rack being built? The website you linked to for antique horse stable bits is very interesting too.
Thanks Ian lots a of bits of detail on that site

It was quite difficult to photograh as well, being of such a complicated shape having curves in three planes. It took a while looking at their photos to work it out, especialy the dimentions
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« Reply #54 on: March 18, 2012, 01:42:59 PM »

Did a cill for the window above the tack room, its even got its drip groove!




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« Reply #55 on: March 18, 2012, 01:46:26 PM »

Then I realised I had forgotten about the lintel OVER the window
so adjustments neccesary
I want to slightly set back the wood lintel & not have it flush with the outside wall



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« Reply #56 on: March 18, 2012, 02:01:43 PM »

View in this afternoons sunshine
Comment about wall texture please
What I have tried to replicate is a wall built out of flat stones rather like slate, but approx 2" thick, then given regular coats of whitewash for stable hygene,

I applied a mix of polyfilla, pva, acrylic paint and water very thinly with a wallpaper scraper, when starting to set worked it by dabbing with the edge of a scrap piece of floor joist, footprint of 6mm x 40mm, when set lightly rubbed down with fine abrasive to remove the peak of the stipples, it then looked too flat so gave 2 more coats of fairly thick white acrylic with some pva mixed in, finishing off brushing horizontally with the stone bed.
I feel it needs highlighting with some grey thin lines for dust
but my wife says it looks realistc leave it as it is


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« Reply #57 on: March 18, 2012, 04:19:52 PM »

The amount of rust on the hay rack suggests it has been there for some time so maybe dust on the wall would help to conjure up a scene that has been around a while.
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« Reply #58 on: March 18, 2012, 05:56:28 PM »

If it was me, I might go over the wall with a very thin wash of brownish black and let it settle naturally onto the protrusions of the wall.


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« Reply #59 on: March 19, 2012, 06:23:45 AM »

Thanks Ray for reminding me,
 yes I used avery thin wash on the wall of the Packing shed to good effect, try & give a bit of diferentiation in tone around the feeder,
Do I forget more than I remember?
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