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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 12/09/2020 :  4:14:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Awesome! That's a beautiful building.


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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 12/09/2020 :  4:20:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I found a page that has recent posts from the owner of the house. You might be able to ask them for additional photos:

http://oneshabbyoldhouse.blogspot.com/2013/12/eufaula-alabama-tour-of-homes-has-come.html




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sgtbob
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Posted - 12/10/2020 :  08:36:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pete and Ray, thanks for posting.

Ray, those are the photos I started with years ago, thanks. For what I need I don't
want to bother the building owner.

I have been thinking a lot about this project (read that as way too much).

I guess that modeling too much of the sides would result in a very large project, much
more than my requirements. What I think I will do is compromise and model back to the
main ridge-line. That will still be a very big model but eliminate a lot of unneeded volume.

I am still in the planning stage but I can see some details that I will need a large
number of so those are candidates for rubber molds and resin casting. So far I have turned
wooden masters for the railing balusters and the main columns. I have also started work on
those large corbels.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 12/11/2020 :  05:56:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ray,

I have thought about your suggestion and I did email the young lady, introduced myself, and asked about additional photos of the cottage.

Bob


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Anna-Carin
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Posted - 12/11/2020 :  07:36:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit Anna-Carin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You've picked a beautiful house, I look forward to following your project!

Modelling the side walls to the main ridge-line rather than just 1" deep will keep the overall look intact, which is really nice.



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 12/11/2020 :  08:43:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a beautiful house. I'm sure you will do it justice!

Great to see Volume 5 under way with such a nice subject to start it.


Jerry

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Terrell
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Posted - 12/11/2020 :  3:49:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Whatever you do, Bob, I'm sure it will be fantastic.


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 12/11/2020 :  7:11:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Deal me in on this one.

Jim


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Pennman
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Posted - 12/11/2020 :  7:41:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

As always your projects are a joy to behold, and this one will surely be a gem!
Thanks, count me in.

Rich



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sgtbob
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Posted - 12/14/2020 :  07:28:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your posts Mark, Mike, and Greg.

While trying to get set up for Christmas amid the CORVID19 epidemic my model building time has
been very limited. On top of that I have been doing a lot of planning for this project which
does not make for very interesting posts to the forum. As is usual for me, my first
steps are to keep checking the photo to see what parts will be needed in numbers so that
I can make masters for casting in resin.

Here are the masters for the main posts (turned wood) and the balusters for the porch rails (turned wood) and some of the parts for the large corbels.



I am also working on the parts for the scroll work and the urns. I have not received an
answer to my request for more photos so it looks like the model will be limited to what can be seen in the photos I already have and a small bit of dream engineering.

Bob



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 12/14/2020 :  08:40:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, this is already "turning" out neat with just these first few pieces :)


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 12/14/2020 :  1:31:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, just one question, does the Blond come with the house????


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sgtbob
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Posted - 12/14/2020 :  1:33:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bill, thanks for the input !!!

Ted, I don't know, she did not answer my email

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 12/16/2020 :  08:46:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your posts Anna-Carin, Jerry, Fred, Jim, and Rich, much appreciated.

I kept trying to visualize this structure so that I could plan future walls etc.and it
turned out to be a real blast. The main photo is pretty good for the front walls but no
good for any others because the camera was at a relatively low angle and it covers and
distorts all the setbacks and roofs of which there are many. Every time I would get the
roofs in my mind I would check the partial right side view I have and they would not
match up. If I got everything aligned in my mind of the side view, moving back to the
front nothing matched up again. I decided to lay out a footprint and I cannot tell you how
many times I corrected that or started over again.

This is what I have come up with and that is a model only going back as deep as the main roof
ridge-line. Even cutting it down that much that footprint measures 19.5 x 11 inches. I
did not want it that big but there it is.

There is a good chance it will change again.



Bob



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sgtbob
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Posted - 12/18/2020 :  07:23:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning all.

I won't go through all the steps of mold making as I have it all in the build right
before this on the wagon. Here are the masters ready for the pour of rubber, the
scroll pieces are for a one piece mold and the post, a baluster, a corbel, and an urn are for a two piece mold. The
only other parts I see that will require molds are the windows and that will be done in good time.



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