Welcome to my new Blog

Welcome to my Blog.
My Blog is mostly about my hobbies, ie Model boats, Cross Stitch, Gardening, Days out and about and Photography you might recognize the hat and the dog rather than me. My models and other hobbies can be found in the tabs at the top above the header picture.
There will also be entries of days out with my long haired Chihuahua "Pepe", weather permitting of course.

Sunday, 22 January 2012


Yesterday John left early from his Saturday visit, we usually go to the lake on Saturday's now, but it was too wild, wet and windy, so after a chat, a trip down to Gorton Market for our Bacon Butties, we had a ride to Manchester Pets and Aquatic's to see their prices and condition of their fish stock. We were not impressed at all! though they did have some really exotic animals from birds,snakes, parrots, lizards, gecko's and tarantulas, not for me thank you!
The afternoon was spent making the channelling for the  windows for the "Narra Boat" as per Son John's system where the glass slides in after the paintings all done and the spraying can be done with card in the frames whilst painting inside or outside
So here is my efforts
Luckily the Veneer I used was the same thickness as the glass so the channelling was made up so, two pieces of veneer of different widths, 
(thanks Bob, still making use of the stuff you gave me and going to a good cause).
When the channels are glued in the glass is removeabell.
Hopefully when the channels are fixed in it will look like panelling with some extra strips in here and there between the pictures.
So now only the trimming and glueing to do now, Picture on the left is a miniature of one of Bob Abell's oil paintings 
And here is some more of his fine work, not bad for a boat builder hey

Well it's off for Sunday dinner at John's now, and then perhaps fix the channels in later

1 comment:

  1. Nice story, Duckie

    Very interesting read