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Friday, November 11, 2016

The Peak of the Roof...

A. Monterey Blair made a comment on yesterday's blog and said that it was the fourth or fifth try for him or her on trying to use the theater trays.

That's why I am going into a lot of detail this time.  Maybe it will help some of you to understand the process.  It is not easy, but if you take it one step at a time, it gets done in a short amount of time.

I am working on the point of one of the roof pieces in this episode.

In the first photo, I am holding a strip up to mark where I want the cut to go on the last piece.

After that is determined,  I hold it tight and turn it over to mark where the strip will be cut to fit the peak of the roof.

The edges are more easily marked from the back.

Also, I didn't mention yesterday that most of my pieces get a nip on each corner to make them look more like naturally cut stone. It is a very tiny piece that is cut off, but it does make a difference in the finished wall.  That and the stylus work that comes next make all of the difference in the look of the piece.

In this last photo, all of the stones are glued down.

After this is dried and the bottom piece is glued in place, I will make a trim piece that will fit across that. It will not be attached to the top piece.  That part of the conservatory flips up so that you can get to the interior.

After I finish both of the outside ends, I will add the pieces that go around the corners of the building before attaching them to the building.

I will build the interior walls separately from the outside.  They will match in size and look like the Plexiglas that is in the iron frame is the windows... Hopefully.  On that part, I am flying by the seat of my pants... Wish me luck.  I will let you know how that works as I go along.

I have to go back now and put my nose to the grindstone... Maybe not.  That sounds like it would hurt a lot!

I am going to stick to doing it one piece at a time with a pair of scissors and some Elmer's white. No grindstone needed!

Back to work.

See  you tomorrow.

4 comments:

Elizabeth S said...

A clean and neat job so far Casey, your stonework looks very professional! :)

elizabeth

A. Monterey Blair said...

I'm star struck! Thanks for the help!

Josje said...

I love the look of this project, the stonework with the big windows. Not sure what theater trays are, I assume something you get when you get drinks at the movies? Similar to egg cartons?

Caseymini said...

Josje, the theater trays are exactly what you said. They are to carry drinks, popcorn and other goodies. Ours are quite large. Egg cartons are hard to find here in Tucson, at least where I shop. I usually get the theater trays two at a time. One for Walter and one for me. After this project I am going to have to start collecting them again.