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.

Monday, 20 February 2012


As it was overcast and raining here to-day, on John's recommend I phoned up "3 Ways DIY" store in Denton to see if they were open, ( I seemed to remember they didn't open on Monday's) and asked if they had any off-cuts of work tops, they said they had offcuts and full sized 3 metre ones, so it was off there and found a nice piece at 2 metres which they cut to size for me!, those work tops are very heavy for one to manage.
Then after dinner I took out the old top and fitted the new one across the top of the new freezer.
I fitted a plinth at the back from a piece of mahogany strip, 50p from the same place (I believe they are for the edge of fire doors) and left the top an inch away from the wall to let out the heat from the radiator and the heat from the back of the freezer, and accommodate the electric plugs and cables. Then there was a metal leg to fit in the middle to strengthen the whole thing!.
The result was as follows

As you can see from the next picture it gives me quite a bit more room to model, as the old top is there in white, so neat init!,

The shop also had 8ft X 4ft sheets of 3.6mm ply at £8.37 if any scratch builders out here are interested, as I don't scratch build I don't know if this is too thick?.
They are new owners since last May at 3Ways and they are talking about opening on Sunday's as well as Monday's, if the queues at B&Q are anything to go by at weekend's they could by very busy, as B&Q are not the cheapest place for DIY stuff are they.
Well that's all folks.
Perhaps the weather will improve for to-morrow and Pepe and I can get to the lake. 


  1. A nice fluorescent strip light overhead and a row of wall sockets would be handy?
    And a big vice of course


  2. very neat and much more room