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Stable door - lower section, part 3

I had a day off for a spring clean. I opened the skylights and freshened the whole place through. I needed to get into the storage under the long bench to retrieve the wood glue and varnish. So, it made sense to have a proper sort-out while I was at it. Daniel brought water over and Barry turned up with some parcels.


The next day, I started on the lintel of the cat-flap. I chose a piece of wood and cut it down to 336mm.


I then marked what needed to be removed.



Quite a bit came off. I became so engrossed with what I was doing that I forgot to take a photo showing the ongoing shaping. Sorry!


I got so far, then ran out of 80grit sandpaper. I finished off with 150grit, then got all the parts together and set them up to see what it all looked like.



Good, eh.


I’ve bought more 80grit paper. I want to take a bit more off the ends so that they’ll be more rounded.


In the meantime, I found a length of batten....



(Oh! Hahahaha! I’ve just noticed the ruler in the picture! It was one of the useful things I found in the dumped caravan along with all the wood! Honestly!)


and set it along with the parts worked so far.


I cut the batten to 276mm, then reset.








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I actually did grow up with wogan on the radio at breakfast before school lol. Different era. Nice reading your blog from time to time, especially in these dark days..

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Wizard Steve
Wizard Steve
Apr 07, 2020

Hi Chris, Thank you for your comments. Yeah, I didn’t notice where the ruler originated from until I saw it in the photo! I had to think for a moment - Wogan? Ah, Terry. I don’t know that I ‘grew up’ with him. I remember him on the radio, but more so later on, when I was a lorry driver. Thanks again, Chris. I hope you will continue to enjoy this blog. I have a lot of stories, etc. and this is only the beginning. Please, if you can, ‘share’ as it helps me and gives me plenty of encouragement. Wiz

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Steve, this is great work and thoroughly absorbing for a lover of craftsmanship ... and I did laugh at your foraged ruler !

I really am enjoying your blog, did you grow up with Wogan in your ears? You've got a similar conversational style, and speak directly to your 'dear reader'.

Wishing you plenty more lucky breaks, I'll leave you with a lovely blessing I heard when I was only ten:

'may the best ye've ever seen, be the worst ye'll ever see'

:) ChrisB

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