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    Ok I had a half day shed time today thanks to an RDO, gotta love RDOs! I managed to get most of the outer frame joined and fixed with the last bit waiting for the windows to go in. Really happy with the corner joint, I even got glue squeeze out on the mitres, you got to be happy when that happens Just need to clean up the joints with a block plane and everything will be tickety boo

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    I also had time to walk my beloved dog along a beach world renowned for beached squid jigs. I thought I was in for a world record bag when I found a triple hanging in a bush shortly after stepping on the beach. It seems that some people also find squid jigs but think it best to hang them in places off the beach like bushes and fences, which make easy picking for me, God bless their souls I found another five along the way so with eight in the bag I thought I'd pick up some on the way back for sure and perhaps breaking the world record bag in a canter. Sadly not to be, no more were found and the record still stands at eleven

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    And to top it all off I finished off the coffee table for my daughter who dressed it with Daphne, nice, lovely

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    It's all a bit tedious at the moment. I managed to get 72 windows installed without too much drama. It's moments like these you need little musical help to get through the monotony:

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    About eight months of washed up fishing line collection:

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    An interesting situation along the coast:

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    A seven squid jig walk this morning then finished the windows on one side in the arvo.

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    Came across this video message by chance tonight, please take the time to look and listen (just click the pic and the movie will start)

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    One of those days when it seems I spent a lot of time without much to show for it Took a pic with the light fading, it'll look better when it's standing with some light behind it...I hope

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    I'm not real happy with it but at least I found out birds are difficult to do and with more practise (lots) I may be able to make one that looks less wooden Huon Pine painted with oil paint, legs/feet are five strands of .5mm tie wire wrapped in epoxy soaked jute string and painted with acrylic. Still have to work on the eyes, a few touch ups and a Damar varnish finish coat.

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    The bird will perch somewhere on this ladder I built for it. "Tea Tree" with outer base coat of a couple of coats of gesso then "fat over lean" method of oil painting starting with Cadmium Red layers then Alizarin Crimson layers over the top then Damar varnish finish coats. Inner sanded to 400 grit then Carnauba/Beeswax rubbed in with fine steel wool and buffed.

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    Take a look at my expansive shed, I have to walk sideways to get out

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    After so long working on it horizontally finally a quick look at the way it'll stand before laying it down again ready for the bottom plate and stand to be fixed on.

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    Looking good Craig
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acco View Post
    Looking good Craig
    Thanks DJ, good to hear from you, you going all right? Yeah probably

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    Im making a birthday box for my wife who currently stores her water colours and brushes etc in a shoe box. I thought Western Red Cedar a good choice of timber, that was before trying to chop mortices into it. Believe me, my chisels are razor sharp but couldn't get a crisp cornered mortice. Also it's so soft I found it very difficult to keep on the mark without it being shifted by the force of the chisel. Anyway I persevered through 24 mortices measuring 10 x 5 x 10 mm. Forgot to take a pic, some embarrassing ones to come

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    Bailed out of the box build because I knew I wasn't going to get it done in time but will return to it once I have the time to continue. So I smashed out a stool/table out of white oak and a little tree out of the usual stuff.

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    So with the deadline looming for the squid jig thing I thought I'd quickly knock together a much needed table for our other daughter. It'll be a table with no airs and graces, absolutely utilitarian, made from repurposed "Vic Ash":

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