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Dollhouse #2: Day two: sides, windows and clapboard

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Blog entry by FreddieMac posted 12-03-2018 02:54 PM 542 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Day One: Our attempt at a doll house Part 2 of Dollhouse series Part 3: Day Three: Peak and more clapboards »

I crept out to the shop at about 6:30 am in the morning. The previous day we laid it all out and cut our some of the doors and windows. I spent the first part of the day cutting the rest of the windows and door. I also spend two hours cutting strips for clapboard. About 9:30 my first helper arrived and we started putting siding on the doll house.

Later in the day her older brother did not want to get left out of the action. He came out and started helping as well.

Throughout the day I do my best to keep my shop clean. I tried to teach the kids that a clean shop is a safe shop, so we have regimented cleaning breaks. Once every hour, Alexa reminds us to clean up the shop. So here are the kids helping sweep up and put tools back in their proper spot. I say clean relative, my shop is never clean by my wife’s standards, but it is clean to have a safe working environment.

Cutting the slates was not hard just tedious and created a lot of dust. The dust overwhelmed my dust collection system because I was doing so much cutting. But, after a few hours of work, we had all our materials we needed to move forward with putting on the clapboard.

We put in a good days work, still need a little more fitting for the door, but the walls and front rabbit and dado joints fit well after the siding went up. 120 slats cut so far. About 40 more to go.

The door still needs some fitting. It is the only store bought, finished piece for the project so far. She liked the door so much in the store, I figured why not just get it.

The next step is to work on the roof peak.



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robscastle

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#1 posted 12-03-2018 08:05 PM

Looks good, nice participation by interested parties, I found you can get a bit a carried away with them sometimes it will be an interesting activity for me to watch progress to the finish.

The slat work reminds me of a Hotel a friends children and I made some time ago, I will see if I can find a picture somewhere so I can show you for the next part!
Keep up the good work!...and still no home, still no buddies !!

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 12-04-2018 02:24 PM



Looks good, nice participation by interested parties, I found you can get a bit a carried away with them sometimes it will be an interesting activity for me to watch progress to the finish.

The slat work reminds me of a Hotel a friends children and I made some time ago, I will see if I can find a picture somewhere so I can show you for the next part!
Keep up the good work!...and still no home, still no buddies !!

- robscastle

would like to see it.

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robscastle

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#3 posted 12-04-2018 08:25 PM

Rather than clutter up your post, have a look at this link.

https://kregjig.ning.com/photo/albums/we-built-a-pub-in-6-hours

its a 2012 era project.

-- Regards Rob

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