Monday, August 26, 2013
Check and Check Again...
Today is "How to make rough, smooth" day.
I'll bet you were wondering if I was going to try to fill in all of that roughness on the first five steps with spackle....Nope.
In the first photo, you can see that I drew out the silhouette for the stairs and steps on the paper.
The first five curved steps are all the same height. I cut five strips in the paper that width times the length of the bottom two steps(same length). Then I continued until I had five strips starting at the same point on the paper. That insured that the full length of the front of each step would be covered. From that line, I traced the outline of the rest of the stairs. Then I traced the log storage hole.
Starting at the back edge, I glued it to the surface and when I got to the bottom steps, I wrapped each strip around to the back edge, gluing as I went.
I used pins to hold them in place until dry.
Then I took the whole thing and once again, put it in the box. It still fits. Good! Only about a hundred more dry fits to go...
On to the next step, as soon as I can get Tessie out of the box. She is still lobbying for Zar to use the Jerry Garcia fabric. She is so desperate now, that she has promised to let him have the box if he uses that fabric....Some of the rest of you are backing her up....We may still have to give in...Or at least make two sets of pillows that are interchangeable...I can see it now. Every time Zar leaves the premises, Tessie will change the pillows to her liking...
Meanwhile I finished the body of the bag that I was working on yesterday. Now all I have to do is find a piece of leather for a handle and a closure. No hurry.
Back to work on the Bloomie's Box.
See you tomorrow.