Friday, June 8, 2012
I have to do it in the morning when it is cool. It is 96 degrees right now and going up....
When I came back in, I started on a base for the crooked house.
Since I plan to display several of the half timber pieces together, I decided to put the same kind of base under each one.
I measured the crooked house and didn't make allowance on the side for extra. I will butt the sides of this one up against two others when I put them together. I did leave enough room in front for a pathway. Other than that, it isn't going to have any yard.
I made it 14" square. I used a piece of 1/8" luan mahogany door skin for the top and some cove molding that I had in the garage for the sides.
I simply cut the cove in 14" lengths, mitered all of the ends of the four pieces. Then I glued and nailed them to the top with small brads....I wonder whom Brad was and why did they name tiny headless nails after him....Sorry....Just another stray thought.
By the time I finished putting the base together, I decided I had had enough raking, sawing and hammering for the day.
I spotted the quarter inch half timber wall house. Hey! It's half timber, so it counts.
I haven't worked on it for a while The peaked roof is covered with shingles. I have been putting off the slanted one. I had a row and a half done on that.
After another hour of work...I have three rows done. Those teeny tiny shingles are a pain. I think that is one of the things that I keep shying away from on this house. If I can get them finished, I think that the rest of it will be a breeze.
In case you are wondering about the giant baby living on the third floor, that's Amare. I stuck that photo in there right after April gave it to me. The house hangs on the wall by the bed. I like being able to look over there and see a smiling face. I guess he will have to move when I finish the house. Another good excuse to stop shingling for the day....He is good company whilst I work.
I am off to make banana bread. That has to be more fun than tiny shingles.
See you tomorrow.