I think Monty really wants a wee.
I spent all day Saturday installing the new doors and windows I made for Flo. Mrs MacGregor, the house keeper saw to me as I worked.
Mrs MacGregor inspected my work on the front door and set about polishing the new brass doorbell pull. More work for her I think.
Later we all sat down to a meal. Mrs McGregor is a fabulous cook!
I think Daisy is getting a little broody cooing at Frank, the baby.
Monty, calm down! You can have that later!
After dinner we had a lovely chat and catch up on life. Things have been so quiet and so busy at the same time over this strange past year and a half!
After our picnic lunch we bid our good-byes and set off for home. We decided to stop off so see the Falkirk Wheel. What an amazing bit of engineering!
Then a long, long drive home.
Of course, having got home and had a day to recover I then had a call from Lee, of LNR Models, with a #Makers emergency. So off I went again. Busy busy all of a sudden!
I stopped off in Slaithwaite for a cuppa and found the ducks were social distancing!
There is the Antiques Warehouse here so I decided to take a look and bought two nice moulding planes, a pair of pinking shears, and a little 1953 booklet on timbers used in houses.
Lee’s project is some kind of miniature house, maybe for a model village or some eccentric client? It is about 1:6 scale so like a Barbie dolls house. But it is huge, taller then I am!
So what am I supposed to help with? Ahh, the house and its grounds are built on a raised wooden plinth and it is oversize. I have to cut away the excess, only about a centimetre, so that it fits.
Now, how shall I do that?
Well, I suppose it is wood and I could just use the circular saw and cut a thin strip away. I hope my tool batteries hold out.
Slowly slowly to save the saw.
Argh, I wish I had brought my knee pads with me! Still not much further and it will be done.
Done! And another happy client.
Before I left I went for a tour around. The house is amazing to look at, even though it is half the scale of my garden railway, it dwarfs it! The detail just has to be seen to be believed.