Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Start of the pot belly stove

So today I got a call to substitute teach in a 6th grade math and science class.  The call didn't come in until 7:20 because it was a late call from a teacher.  Now usually, even on an off day, I get up at 6:30 because I want to do so much during the day.  But it's been raining and at 7:20, I had just managed to get myself out of bed.  I did make it by 8:30, though.

Since I get my jobs by computer and had no job tomorrow, I spent several hours waiting for a job to come up.  I did not get to do much after that except for one project.

The potbelly stove.  I started it and then realized it needed some dressing up.  So I made a band for around its middle, a nice stand for it and a slightly fluted piece on the top.  I don't know if you can see them or not, but I did put some indentations around the belly.  I hope to do the pipe tomorrow.  I know it looks a little rough but so is the building.  No laughing at it, though.  Well, maybe a chuckle.  I promise it will look better with legs and its pipe.

I decided that in order to do the grouting properly, I need an applicator bottle and I don't have an empty one.  So I have to get one, maybe tomorrow on the way home from school.  I want to do it right.  The one wall needs painting, which I'll do and put nice trim around the outer edge.  That's tomorrow afternoon.

I am also going to start sanding the library.  I like to have several projects at one time in progress.  The library is a little more challenging.  You can see it in the photos from a previous blog.  I think it will be fun.  I want to brick the outside. 

I would love to get mini turntables for the buildings if I could.  Anyone out there know a source?  Or better yet, how to make them in quarter scale size?  Thanks.


P.S.  The blog site is acting wacky again.  I think the fieldstone building popped up again.  Oh well.

1 comment:

  1. You can buy the small (4" I think) turntable 'workings' and make your own board to add them to. They aren't that expensive that way and you can make the base the size and shape you want, whereas if you buy one ready-made they are expensive and not always what you want. Try different sources such as Grace Shaw of Virtual Dollhouse or Judith Dowden (In Some Small Way)Grace will point you in the right direction if she doesn't have them in stock.