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Fitted the bench top with 4 coach bolts on the corners. I also construction adhesived the rest down, but it didn't hold on the front left (there's a bit of tension here so I will probably throw another couple of bolts through on each side

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Also fitted bottle opener

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The fire bowl is held with 4 big coach screws. It has a good air gap between the wood frame and the bench, some heat will transfer through the bolts, but should be fine, very few reports of bbq tables catching on fire

 

 

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My kinda thread with the amount of random stuff I get up to.

 


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Dry summer.

Hot days, relative to monsoon weather, has made the yield of wild fruit less than usual as @kevins and I both realised.

So this year my fruit collection was in three different places.

Near the vets was good for about 1.5kg and one of Sally, Bonnie and my walks has a few trees, of which only three had any accessible, usable fruit, it gave about 2.5kg as well, so I had 4kg by Saturday afternoon, stashed in the fridge.

Perfect dog walking paths.

Finding the fruiting trees becomes a game too.

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Sunday I went looking about 7 miles from home on the isle of grain down the road my electrician lodger goes to,work, I recalled there was fruit when he came here last year……

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Booooom as @pauly says.

Jackpot.

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Of course I had to share with this girl, I thought she was a boy……..

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Friendly.

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About 6 varieties of plums all told in my collection that made up 12kg raw with stones. 

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Back home I cleaned them all, and weighed up the lot.

8kg from the trees in the lane, of course minus what the horses had.

So a total of 12kg in fruit.

I went to the village and bought 10kg of sugar as I use less than the traditional 1 to 1 mix of fruit, sugar and a cup of water per kilogram.

Split the lot into 2 and 4 kilo and cooked them in two pots, with the stones in.


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MISTAKE.

But I got the stones out when halfway through.

Will do the second 6kg tonight after work.

And will remove all the stones before cooking, another spectacularly shiite job, but has to be done.

By 8.00pm I had bottled and cleaned up the kitchen.

RESULT.


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Long overdue carving.

This COVID 19 pandemic has allowed me to take a bit of time to create a Tiki Racer garden ornament.

Inspired by Mr Tiki, nd a toy I bought t a boot fair years go.

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So I went down to my -lie of blocks.

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Pulled a special one out/

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Basic design

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Excess cut away.

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Of course cutting this part between the wheels will be interesting 

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Baby steps.

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Seat cut out.

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Quick prototype Tiki driver from an off cut.

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Shaped.

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And in place.

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At this point I come inside.

Tomorrow the hard part starts, carving and defining the wheels, recessing the drivers cab and seat.

Plus getting the front and rear curves just right.

Later.


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Carried on tonight, doing the sides.

Original plan was to do lattice work sides, but decided to keep it very plain, so as not to detract from the front detail that I finished as well tonight.

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Side details completed.

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Altogether now.

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Next up will be doing Nicola's birth year in Roman numerals across the back.

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Then I need to keep my mouth shut till the 5th Feb.
 

Carried on tonight after work.

Roman Numerals for 1964 pencil drawn, but as you can see, freehand left some space, so I just freehand carved over the pencil.

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Back where we started, a before and after together.

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Now to wait till the 5th February.....

Going to be difficult to keep quiet and not show her.

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One more try.

 

 

Been tossing this idea around in my head since making the Celtic Cross.

Today, after helping a mate move some gym equipment (two trips) I came home, and got going with it as Nicola was out shopping.

First up, I drew up a rough robot to get placement and size on the block.

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Started by cutting away the excess.

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Hand held blade works a treat to get into tight spots.

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Arms made thinner.

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About four hours later my wife thinks I am a hero.

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And in my opinion ...... enough of a reason to spend more than 4 hours in the garage sucking dust.

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Ohhhh, and she still does not have the Celtic Cross.

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