Discussion in 'suburban75' started by radio_atomica, Jan 25, 2010.
If one of you would like to buy me a crate of wine
Back onto this again... I keep searching for something ready made, but they're all too expensive!
This would be perfect, but it's only 28cm wide
If I wanted to trim this board what tools would I need? The cork I'm guessing a stanley knife would work (which I don't have ), but what about the white board bit?
I'm not sure what you mean by 'trim' Biddlybee. If you bought that PO board, wouldn't you just stick the chalkboard stuff over the whiteboard bit? Then pretty up the surround with paint, fabric trim or glued on string or something?
Or could you buy a cork board and paint half (or all of it, actually) with blackboard paint?
I can't pretty up the edge, I'd bodge it so was thinking of finding a frame in a charity shop (I might even have one behind my sofa )... but the chances of getting an exact fit are slim, so was thinking rip of the cheapy frame that the board comes with and stick the cork/white board behind the nice frame.
For all the crafty. New series on CH4 next Tuesday at 8pm 'Craft it yourself'. A woven bench? Looks like it could be quite good but don't hold me to that.
made it into the studio for the first time in too long today. there's a fair on the weekend so i want to transform it - less work more shop.
hoping to get (some of) my solar drawings on the wall tomoz, and some extra led panels to try to flog the big ones i've yet to shift.
so higher ticket items plus card-reader. mr b and kid2 are running the shop, i'm just doing the tidying/arranging/pricing up ahead of time.
first work thing i've done in months
I've just been filmed and photographed crocheting on the train. Not sure how I feel about that
I made this coffee table:
If anyone fancies a knitted garden, a community group local to me is selling theirs off on Ebay. Such a shame it has to go, but it takes up too much space.
That is BEAUTIFUL!
Wow. That's amazing. I'd buy that!
Other than shelves etc around the house, it is my first proper woodworking project. Took a while mind!
It's really well done, great work.
Fab woodworking skillz, Crispy ! Are the colours inlaid veneers, or whole chunks of wood?
Tremendous, Crispy. Very impressive indeed (and elegant).
table is fucking ace crispy
i did my first bit of tailoring today - put darts in kid1's new blazer :thumbs :
Beautiful. Inset veneer, or a form of parquet?
cheerfullest thing i've made in ages
i like to think it might be helpful in a spotting-the-pushchair-at-dusk scenario
i'm utterly failing to wrap my head around triaxial weaving atm...
Yeah it's basically parquet. The pattern has two repeating units, which I made long glued-together prisms of, then took 3mm slices with a chop saw. It's all glued down to a piece of MDF. The woods are wenge for the centre triangles (some offcut hanging around makerspace), walnut oak and ipe for the pattern (all sliced from floorboard samples I nicked from work) and white ash for the legs and trim (the only wood I actually had to buy). 50+ man-hours although it'd be less than half that if I made another one. I learned a lot!
Been on a lovely 2 day leather work course with a great craftsman. Learned cutting, edge-bevelling, burnishing, grooving, punching, gluing, saddle stitching, rivet-setting and finishing. Got myself a lovely new laptop bag.
Plotting out a new corner to corner blanket
That's beautiful moose
Lovely bag moose
Most of my work from summer was awful but I'm very happy with how these two tea bowls/side bowls turned out.
They are lovely Artaxerxes beautiful colouring
How I feel about this thread.
Leatherwork is very soothing, but can be a bit hard on the hands, even with all the right toolage.
Beautiful bag, by the way!
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