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a twig
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Cheer of the Day!

Post by a twig » Wed 26th Aug, 2015 2:49 pm

So, I've noticed that as Grump of the Day has had a resurgence in popularity, so there have been more people posting about how their projects are getting them down, might sell up and move etc. It may well be a coincidence but I thought I would propose an injection of positivity to the forum to help keep everyone cheerful!

So rather than posting a grump, post something positive that turned out well, restored your faith in humanity or just plain made you smile.

To kick things off then:


Today a brief burst of sunshine this morning allowed me to get outside and strip some more paint and dress back some more ashlar blockwork. I decided to stop for lunch, and just as I put all the tools undercover, the heavens opened, which has saved me the dirty job of hosing down all the stone dust! :D

To cap it all off, by the time I had finished my lunch, the sun was out again so I could carry on.

DJH
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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by DJH » Wed 26th Aug, 2015 4:39 pm

Nice one Twigy ( :D ). I'm laying some sandstone slabs to make a patio for herself which I'm bedding on sand. The heavy rain overnight has washed the sand (which I had sprinkled over the slabs to dry out to make it easier to sweep in the joints) into said joints and made a better job of it! Like you, the rain has washed off the dust where I had to trim some slabs so, very happy.

Doug

PS Not all has gone well today though so I've had to post on the grumps topic... :oops:

Keith Bowman
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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by Keith Bowman » Wed 26th Aug, 2015 5:00 pm

DJH wrote:....... very happy.

Doug

PS Not all has gone well today though so I've had to post on the grumps topic... :oops:
Looks as though Google bot got it!!

pip&mims
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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by pip&mims » Wed 26th Aug, 2015 5:22 pm

I have been removing the devil's own decorating material ( woodchip :roll: ) from between the ceiling beams in the room that will be the kitchen (if we stay, lol!) and for once it has not only come off fairly easily without recourse to a damp sponge etc, but has also revealed very little in the way of cracks* :D

*although to be fair, I've only tackled a tiny area so far

Mims x

malcolm
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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by malcolm » Wed 26th Aug, 2015 6:24 pm

I've (almost) finished the wood store. :D It was built this week in the rain as I can't do my rendering in wet weather and I I'm trying to put off insulating the loft. I just need another wet day to fill it with wood (tomorrow is looking good).

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by 88v8 » Wed 26th Aug, 2015 8:21 pm

I drilled the holes for the shield anchors which will secure the ground fixing of the centre post of my garage door frame.
It absolutely couldn't go wrong or I was sunk, so I've been putting it off for ages.
And it didn't :)

And out of the blue I found a Friday B&B for the Revival, ten minutes from the circuit and cheap to boot. Unbelievable. So now we don't need to get up at the crack of dawn to drive down on Saturday :) :D

Ivor

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by Zebra » Thu 27th Aug, 2015 3:03 pm

I have kitchen worktop in! My sister came down at the weekend and we borrowed a router and a jig. No more newspaper covered ply! I am about to start tiling.

Pictures soon........ it's the last room of the house to be done. Five years of blood, sweat and toil coming to an end soon....

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by philpjuk100 » Thu 27th Aug, 2015 6:21 pm

Half one of my willows is now logs!.
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DJH
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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by DJH » Thu 27th Aug, 2015 8:42 pm

Finished my exhibits for the local flower show on Sunday. They will be in the Hard Handicrafts section. Got some veg to enter as well... :D

This is lion with his tail to the left in cold cast bronze...
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a dolphin which should be bronze but for some reason turned out faux lead :roll:
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Zebra
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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by Zebra » Thu 27th Aug, 2015 9:12 pm

LION!!!!!! LIOOOOOONNNNNN!!!!!!!! LIOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by jocelyn plummer » Thu 27th Aug, 2015 9:24 pm

Those exhibits are amazing----I have a dophin just like that in a faux lead finish, love your lion--sorry Zebra--he's mine!!!!!

DJH you are very clever, love them.

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by Flyfisher » Thu 27th Aug, 2015 9:35 pm

Lovely work Doug, but that'll be the last we see of Zebra for a while . . .

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by Zebra » Thu 27th Aug, 2015 9:36 pm

Why though DJH do you specifically say "Lion with his tail to the left"? Is it that you have also made a lion with his tail to the right? Or could it be that the direction of the tail has some meaning, like statues where the horse has a leg in the air?

(written from a safe distance)

DJH
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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by DJH » Thu 27th Aug, 2015 10:40 pm

Thanks for the kind comments...there is a right tailed lion now Zebra. Can you hear me from over there behind that bush? :D I won't have time to make the mould for it ready to cast one in bronze for Sunday's show. Here it is with a shellac finish ready to go.
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The dolphin is part of a fountain and bird bath but this one Mrs DJH wants as a door porter... :) unless it sells!!

Doug

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Re: Cheer of the Day!

Post by jackpoint » Sun 30th Aug, 2015 3:28 pm

Very cheering for us, we've finished the repointing on the front of the house. I may have mentioned this in another thread too. We're demob happy!
Going to get fizzy bubbly now :D :D :D

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