Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Full Speed Ahead....
BTW. Yesterday, all of the talk about un-warping things yesterday, made me nervous. I hope that you all will think twice before taking drastic measures. The methods that I suggested are only for when you can't do it another way. Go slow and think about it before doing anything drastic. You can first try just weighting the pieces down with books or something else heavy for a while....Sometimes that is all you really need. This morning the porch roof is a lot straighter and it was just weighted down overnight with the canister of coffee.
What I did on the German Kitchen was a last resort. Unless you have a house made out of heavy wood, I wouldn't recommend that.
Now to the house at hand.
I simply laid one of the gable ends on a piece of foam core to get the right angle for the base of the tower. This is just a "see how it looks" trial. The foam core is not cut to size.
As you see it here, the tower would be six inches square. I have some other ideas for making it a bit bigger...We shall see.
Tear it down and start for real this time.
I added some self adhesive gold scroll work, just for fun, but I noticed that it doesn't stick well to the wood.
I am thinking of doing it over with heavy card stock or poster board. Maybe even watercolor paper would be good.
If I do that, I will add tabs to make it easier to put together and draw a real pattern for you.
Hang in there. I am liking this one. I will do it again.
Of course, Tessie thinks it is swell and for her alone. I am not telling her different for now. It will keep her amused whilst I work.
She keeps yelling, "Here birdy, birdy.". I highly doubt that any self respecting bird would come to that call. besides, I think that the hole needs to be just a bit larger. It's only fit for a humming bird right now...
I also started a couple of wicker chairs for Daisy's house last night. I worked on those until my eyes crossed and I couldn't see the subtitles on the Korean drama that I was watching.
I am going to try to work on something that will go in the house at night. That way I will be ahead of the game when I get to the finish line. And it will be less boring besides.
Back to Bringing Down the House.
See you tomorrow.