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hairball
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Posted - 04/03/2020 :  12:14:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I always preferred to take what I was going to be posting pictures of , and take it outside into naturel lighting. Inside light is difficult to photo in.

Set the structure on a lazy susan type turntable so I could easily do the ends or rear side and mostly the same distance, with just a slight hand motion.

Good looking structure, keep moving along.

mike lynch....... HAIRBALL



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kebmo1
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Posted - 04/03/2020 :  10:19:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks mike.
it was 10:30 at night so outside shots wouldn't have worked.


diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 04/03/2020 :  10:32:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Are we every truly happy?


Frank

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kebmo1
Engine Wiper

Posted - 04/03/2020 :  11:06:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ah, the $64,000.00 question.

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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Carl B
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Posted - 04/03/2020 :  12:21:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just think, you started this project last October, so you're into it about 6 months.

You can't stop now! Go Kevin.....



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kebmo1
Engine Wiper

Posted - 04/03/2020 :  6:19:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
yeah i know. i don't get down there everynight, and the structure is only half of the planned diorama. i shouldn't say planned yet, the imagined diorama. once i finish the building i'll scratch something out on paper. i initially hadn't planned on the back of the building being visible, but i've spent quite a bit of time siding it, so maybe i do want it visible.
i dunno yet. i've got water to figure out too, it's a fishing lodge after all, with boats. i was thinking it would be on a river, but probably a lake. (boats are small). i also imagine building piers/decks/stairs etc. i hope to pick your brain carl, cuz your dioramas are some of the best i've ever seen.


diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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kebmo1
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Posted - 04/04/2020 :  07:12:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote




n-s subroofs cut


diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 04/04/2020 :  09:37:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin just catching up again.

A beautiful job indeed!


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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kebmo1
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Posted - 04/04/2020 :  4:28:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thank you jerry, you're a scholar and a gentleman!

i have friend that runs a cheese packaging plant, and they get their cheese in thin, round pine boxes with thin round sheets of cedar top and bottom. he's going to start saving them for me so i can cut into strips and make shake shingles. my only concern is how well they will accept coloring.
i found a small strip this morning and cut it up into little pieces. gave them a shot of silverwood stain (still looked too blonde), black a/i, (blonde with black blotches), burnt umber chalk/alcohol (getting a little better but still too blonde), and mediu m gray chalk/alcohol and i'm waiting for that to dry. so far i'm not crazy about the way it's taking color. any suggestions? i'm looking for an aged gray cedar color like my fence....


diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

Edited by - kebmo1 on 04/04/2020 4:29:25 PM

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 04/05/2020 :  10:48:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Kevin, I hate to say this - BUT - I think the look of the finished building would have been better if you lowered the gable section to the plan height. After you add the roof on the right side you're going to have a height difference with the long roof vs. the gable roof.

Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 04/05/2020 10:49:04 AM

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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/05/2020 :  11:46:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The veranda came out good, Kevin. Looking forward to seeing the roof


Bruce

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kebmo1
Engine Wiper

Posted - 04/05/2020 :  12:07:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
frank,
i did lower the gable. the drawings i have show a much steeper pitch to the gable, and the few available photos belie that.
see the pic with the 18" straightedge spanning from n-s ridge to top of gable on the veranda wall. the difference in height is nominal.


diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

Edited by - kebmo1 on 04/05/2020 12:08:48 PM

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kebmo1
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Posted - 04/05/2020 :  12:08:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks bruce.

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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tloc
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Posted - 04/05/2020 :  2:00:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin, just wow. Working with wood intimidates me but I see patience and a good drawing really help. After using the Ultimate Sander for a while now, what are your thoughts on it? First visit to this thread but I will check I often till completion.

TomO



Edited by - tloc on 04/05/2020 2:01:18 PM

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kebmo1
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Posted - 04/05/2020 :  2:18:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
tom,
the ultimation sander is clamped to my bench, and i use it all the time. i love it.


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