Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Variations on a theme.

The second set of barge boards are now starting to take shape in what will eventually be my woodshop. The last few days has seen some dismal weather but the woodshop has a stable door so working away on the boards has been quite rewarding and almost cozy as the heavens seemed to open in the courtyard. The boards are a variation on the first set with just some extra moulding to be added to the bottom edge to add definition as this set will be set at a higher elevation than the last....bigger and much more ornate sets to follow if I can figure out how to make them!

11 comments:

About Last Weekend said...

Thanks for stopping by. So nice to meet you. Lvoe your blog - I am so impressed by your craftsmanship - the barge boards are fantastic!

haddock said...

you will need to lower those hay racks and move your kit out when the Princesses get into their pony worshipping phase.....

monkey said...

its good to see that the shop looks a lot more tidy, elf n safety and all that. As i tell the kids leave it as you found it and every tool as a home.....when i say home i mean cupboard not bucket.

Albert said...

Wouldn't worry about the Princesses and horses Haddock they live in horse land, farmer Giles of trout farm lives next door, with riding stables, being country Princesses when they are older no doubt will help with the mucking out when they come home from school of course they will still have to carry on bricklaying etc, those barge boards look nice Thud they are big, just a thought there was a couple of nice horses at Beeston equine auction market today, would have suited Thud and mrs Thud enabling them to get around their acreage :-)

Thud said...

Albert and Haddock...I dread the onset of pony fever!

Scrobs... said...

What I marvel at here Thudders, is the way you can get that cutting done without the very last piece just going against the grain, and popping out...

These look marvellous!

Lord Roby said...

I seem to recall Quaff Castle was promised some barge boards, during a session, in the dim and distant.You should know by now Lord Roby has a memory an elephant would kill for!

Vinogirl said...

Looking good!
That horse called Jezebel next door might be a good one for the Princesses to begin with...cool name if nothing else.

monkey said...

JEZEBEL!!!!!

Brian said...

William Morris got one thing right when he wrote "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." With those bargeboards you've got both. It's a pleasure to see craftmanship for its own sake.

Thud said...

Brian, time and moneywise they probably don't make much sense but they are a pleasure to design and work on so I figure I may as well invest in a little joy.