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Messages - Graham Lee

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Balloon Chit Chat / Re: Warehouse Re-Vamp
« on: Today at 09:26:37 AM »
Then this is the days work, well a day, a few hours really but it
looks no further on than the day before.

Oh yes the corner where I have put the shingle.
I had to re-level as the second joist in was a little out, so again more time.
It will get there eventually.

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Balloon Chit Chat / Re: Warehouse Re-Vamp
« on: Today at 09:22:59 AM »
Cut the first piece into the doorframe section.

Laid the rest out to make sure all fitted OK.

Went and got some more bags of shingle to add between the joists
to help keep them in place and less movement hopefully.

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Balloon Chit Chat / Re: Warehouse Re-Vamp
« on: Today at 09:20:19 AM »
I was busy sorting the decking for quite a lot of the day yesterday
but it seems like nothing got done.

I cut the decking to length, my saw only cuts to 140mm and we bought 145mm decking, oops.
We used the trusty hacksaw blade to finish the cuts.

Then we marked out the gaps and decided what way the decking fitted best.

Next problem was the new decking was a lot thicker so would not sit under the door frames.
So the both had to come off to cut, nothing went to straight forward, one of those days.

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Balloon Chit Chat / Re: Warehouse Re-Vamp
« on: August 19, 2018, 09:32:15 AM »
Looks like I did nothing yesterday, if so it took four hours to do nothing  ;)

I screwed all the joists and spacers into place but also levelled it all the best we could.
As it has been down for many a year the timbers are a little all over the place.

Off to start cutting the decking to fit now.

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Picture Gallery / Re: Rabbit
« on: August 19, 2018, 09:29:35 AM »
I found the first picture in my portfolio from years ago so made it again yesterday.

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Balloon Chit Chat / Re: Warehouse Re-Vamp
« on: August 18, 2018, 01:24:01 PM »
All cut and in position, ready to be screwed into place and level.

There was a good selection of rusted in screws taken out the old decking

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Balloon Chit Chat / Re: Warehouse Re-Vamp
« on: August 18, 2018, 01:22:58 PM »
They were certainly rotten.

The new joists and spacers.

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Balloon Chit Chat / Re: Warehouse Re-Vamp
« on: August 18, 2018, 01:21:37 PM »
Did a little more to the decking yesterday.

The temporary walkway to pick the orders.
Digging out the second rotten joist.

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Balloon Chit Chat / Re: Warehouse Re-Vamp
« on: August 17, 2018, 09:22:36 AM »
There was a joint already 4 feet back so it seemed silly to cut 18 inches
off and have another joint. The only problem was the screws holding the two
together had rusted in so we had to drill and chisel out the joint. It did take a while.
Off to do the second one this morning

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Balloon Chit Chat / Re: Warehouse Re-Vamp
« on: August 17, 2018, 09:19:01 AM »
The rain did come down yesterday but I was able to get outside for
a short while early morning and late afternoon.

A couple of the main beams had completely rotted so it's off this morning
to get replacements to fit. The new decking arrived.

All the old decking got taken up.

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Picture Gallery / Re: Star Wars
« on: August 17, 2018, 09:17:04 AM »
I turned the double bubble around under nose, perhaps the eyes
need to be moved lower on the face...……………………
Only one way to find out.

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Picture Gallery / Re: Star Wars
« on: August 17, 2018, 09:15:56 AM »
Just trying to get a more line work Yoda design with only using
one balloon for the head design.

in the first picture I attached the cloak/body section to the side of the head.
It did not work.

The last picture is not right for shape of head but I'm going to go
with plan B on that shape/construction later today.

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Balloon Chit Chat / Re: Warehouse Re-Vamp
« on: August 16, 2018, 08:59:25 AM »
It's been a challenge trying to take out all the rusty screws.
Got some out but had to revert to brute force and ripping up the old decking

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Balloon Chit Chat / Re: Warehouse Re-Vamp
« on: August 15, 2018, 11:32:57 AM »
The front fascia is now up, next task taking up the old decking.
Going to paint fascia again today and take decking up if we get time.

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Picture Gallery / Re: Shimmer Dolls
« on: August 15, 2018, 09:11:39 AM »
I then added the lilac for the hair piece.

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