How to follow the curve... What did we do before Post-it-notes?
I needed to make a template for the top part of the stairs. I took the easy way out. Unfortunately, I only had regular stick post it notes. The super stick ones work much better. That's why I have the blue tape on them.
I followed the curve around and overlapped the notes as needed.(We will ignore the blue tape.)
Then when I had them pretty much following the curve, I took them off as a whole unit and sketched the curve on a piece of copy paper.
I cut out the curve and then took the typing paper back to the trailer. I taped it in place and pressed hard on all of the lines of the steps. That gave me a rough pattern. I cut that out and made a few adjustments to make it fit. Then I did the other side the same way.
After I was fairly certain of fit, I cut the pieces out of illustration board(same weight as mat board, but cheaper)
I glued them in place. While the glue was drying, I cut a bunch of half timbers and made a window. There is still the big window in the kitchen of the trailer. I am going to have to get Walter to make a run to the golf store for a new roll of led tape....He will just have to suffer. Going to the golf store is such a burden for him. Sure it is....
Anyway, here is the staircase. I still have to do some trim work and put on a banister of sorts. I am thinking posts and chain. We shall see...The staircase works, but is a bit precarious at this stage.
Now about the under stairs area... That's what the title is about...
Zar made a sign to put on the door that says, "Zar's Private Office"...I told him that it would NOT keep Tessie from trying to get into the bathroom. If anything, it will encourage her to try. Private?
He should know by now that "private" on anything is a magnet to her. He then tacked on lots of other threatening signs. Then he added the largest lock he could find. Poke the photo if you can't read them.
Immediately, Tessie wanted in. Zar stood his ground, saying, "It's my office. It's locked and this is the only key. I am keeping it on my person at all times. Awake or asleep!"
Tessie countered that by grabbing the key out of his hand and disappearing.... Poor Zar. I do hope that he doesn't have to get into the bathroom before Tessie comes back! I do believe that she is going to be very disappointed when she sees that it is only a toilet. I just hope that she doesn't get vengeance for the ruse by tossing the key in said toilet and flushing it...
See you tomorrow.