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quartergauger48
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  7:57:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tony, the boarded up windows are excellent and add a unique look'..Great job'.


Ted in South Western, Connecticut

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Nelson458
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  8:46:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by quartergauger48

Tony, the boarded up windows are excellent and add a unique look'..Great job'.



Thank you Ted. I wanted to step out of the box on this one. Glad you like what I came up with.


Now, for tonight's endeavor, I added the trim to the roof line.

First off, I painted the separate parts, a green from Reaper paints for the background on the squares, and a blue/grey from a craft paint on the rest. They did go together pretty easily, once I figured the sequence, but one thing I didn't get from reading the instructions, was to make the cove molding and 2x6 stripwood longer. They said there was plenty of length for trimming the angles, so I assumed wrongly that there was no need to make the other two pieces longer. An 1/8" would be all that was needed.

Anyway, I wanted to make some nice tight joints, so the 45 degree corners were easy, I set up my 'Woodpeckers' 45 degree angle gauge on my tru-sander to sand down the angles on 3 pieces.





The next step I took was to work out the angles needed for the other non-45 degree angles. I used the roof as a template:



The next angle I was doing was actually 71 degrees, or 19 degrees off the 90. I set my craftsman protractor to 19 degrees, and drew a line off one side of the roof 'template', moved the arm to the opposite side of the 90 to 19 degrees, and checked it off the other face, this ensured I had the right angle. As you can see, I made a mistake the first couple of times until I figured it out.

Then I set the protractor on my tru-sander and sanded the molding off the arm the same way.



To be safe, I made a test sanding on a piece of discarded plywood from the kit, then checked it to the roof template.



This shot shows the same sanding technique:



Here is a shot of me adding the first molding to the building, and checking for square on the back side:



Doing the other corners the same way, I ended up with some nice tight corners.





And the finished results, but I still have to clean up the outside corners a bit. A minor touch-up.







I hope this has been helpful to those attempting the same problems, with this kit, or any other build with odd angles.


Tony Burgess
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  11:14:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tony,

Thank you for the information on paint colors. Also, the tutorial on angles.

You did a great job varying the windows.

Mike


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Nelson458
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Posted - 01/30/2017 :  03:59:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Tony,

Thank you for the information on paint colors. Also, the tutorial on angles.

You did a great job varying the windows.

Mike



Thank you Mike. And your welcome.


Tony Burgess
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jeyjey
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Posted - 01/30/2017 :  05:34:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Tony,

The differently-boarded-up windows do a wonderful job of giving the building a history.

Cheers,
Jeff.


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time2play
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Posted - 01/30/2017 :  09:21:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Nice tight joints Tony. Your efforts are worth it...

Bob



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time2play
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Posted - 01/30/2017 :  10:57:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

This is such a nice build I thought I would try to buy the kit. No luck. I wrote Bar Mills and they no longer produce the kit and don't plan to make any in the future either. Tried e-Bay and Amazon but no luck...

Bob



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Jeff Compton
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Posted - 01/30/2017 :  4:06:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tony,
I was out of town for a long weekend but now I can reply. I used a rattle can grey to prime and Apple Barrel's Sandstone craft paint for the walls, applied with an old sock. I love the pipe and am taking notes on things I can use for future builds. You are doing some amazing work and are really making your Sokol's a unique structure.
Jeff



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Nelson458
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Posted - 01/30/2017 :  4:31:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jeyjey

Hi Tony,

The differently-boarded-up windows do a wonderful job of giving the building a history.

Cheers,
Jeff.



Thanks Jeff, that's exactly the look I am after. I like to think of my buildings as having several owners or one owner who due to hard times, hasn't had the cash to keep up with repairs.


Tony Burgess
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Nelson458
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Posted - 01/30/2017 :  4:34:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by time2play


This is such a nice build I thought I would try to buy the kit. No luck. I wrote Bar Mills and they no longer produce the kit and don't plan to make any in the future either. Tried e-Bay and Amazon but no luck...

Bob



Thank you Bob. Too bad you couldn't find one. If you keep looking from time to time, one will turn up. Often when I go to eBay, I click on the "follow this search" button, and they send you emails when something comes up. Good luck.


Tony Burgess
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Nelson458
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Posted - 01/30/2017 :  4:37:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Doing a search in eBay, I found this historic photo. There were 2 Sokol's furniture and/or mattress companies. Nothing too spectacular, but they did exist. Here is one.




Tony Burgess
Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene

Edited by - Nelson458 on 01/30/2017 4:40:33 PM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/30/2017 :  6:34:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Tony,

Yours doesn't look at all like the photo. Maybe next time you'd better follow the instructions.

Mike


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Pennman
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Posted - 01/30/2017 :  7:38:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tony,
Just checking in on you again. Beautiful detail work, as echoed. by others.
Rich



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Nelson458
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Posted - 01/31/2017 :  04:07:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Tony,

Yours doesn't look at all like the photo. Maybe next time you'd better follow the instructions.

Mike



What instructions? I just look at the pictures.


Tony Burgess
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Nelson458
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Posted - 01/31/2017 :  04:09:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Pennman

Tony,
Just checking in on you again. Beautiful detail work, as echoed. by others.
Rich



Thanks Rich.


Tony Burgess
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