Archives for: "June 2019"

Ivy Hollow - concrete foundation

by brae  

I sanded the foundation just enough to remove the roughness and excess spackling from the base. After wiping it down with a damp cloth, I patted on some matte gel medium. This added texture that was more in scale than the original spackling roughness. I… more »

Ivy Hollow - new foundation

by brae  

With the rough idea of layout chosen, I'm starting on the actual structure. The first order of business is building up the foundation. The cat food cans are 1 15/32" tall. I had some square lengths of mdf from a former HBS Creatin' Contest kit… more »

Ivy Hollow - what's in and what's out

by brae  

I've run into a snag with the buggy kit, but all is not lost. More on that to come. I am realizing just how little room I have to work with inside. Instead of changing the game plan and altering the building to be larger, I will forge ahead with what… more »

Mail Wagon - part 5

by brae  

Continuing work on the Mail Wagon. I put together the rear axle assembly. The front assembly required drilling a hole using the provided jig.  I was able to use my hand tools - a pin vise - to make this hole.  For the rear assembly, the metal was… more »

Mail Wagon - part 4

by brae  

Continuing to swear at work on the Mail Wagon.  To make it easier to work on the next part, I took closeup photos of the large schematics and printed the sections I needed.  This eliminated the need to keep walking into the kitchen to look at the… more »