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Mikros Kosmos #10: And they say the outside doesn't count

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Blog entry by tyskkvinna posted 07-15-2010 05:24 AM 1200 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: The sawmill is up and running.... Part 10 of Mikros Kosmos series Part 11: I like shiny floors. »

I was actually going to work on other things today, but I ended up having a really rough day and wanted something quiet to focus on. So I shifted gears and worked on the tiny house a little bit, though I opted to not work on the saw. (At least not until later—but that’s another story)

After some heavy debate, I painted these pieces yellow.

And these pieces red.

I put a lot of debate into that, actually, and whether I should just paint the big pieces or do something else to it. Ultimately I decided to just paint it. The texture of the mdf after I spray painted it looks not unlike painted cement. Which is more-or-less what I was after.

I did some wrestling and put the foundation underneath. (You may remember it from the other day, when I glued it together) And then the slab for the front porch sits on the extra space of the foundation.

I used Titebond at first for this but I needed something that set a bit quicker than that. (OK- a lot quicker) So I brought out the Gorilla Glue. I was super careful with it, though it still had some leakage. Thankfully nothing that could not be repaired with the careful application of a sharp craft knife.

I was going to do one step at a time and let it dry in-between but these pieces were not cooperating. Much like the walls of the house, the best way to do it was to do it all together.

I once again found myself too busy swearing in German at tiny pieces of wood to remember to take photos. Careful and creative application of blue tape held this long enough to form a bond while the gorilla glue set.

It did not need to wait too long – about an hour – and the glue was quite stable and hard. I took the tape off, which was good – gorilla glue + blue tape = difficult to remove. It was hard to find an angle where you could see all of it.

You may notice, eventually, that I did not paint the top part of the porch roof. It’s getting shingles, and I wanted to make sure they’d stick to the roof. I did paint the underbelly, though, so that it would look right.

Now that I have included red, I’m totally digging the colour scheme. The kit comes with stupid little shutters for the windows that look terrible (just flat pieces of wood)—I will probably either omit them entirely or make my own.

This is my last wood update for a few days. I was really looking forward to working on this over the weekend but instead I have to fly home for a funeral. Such is the way it is. I will be dreaming of tiny shutters and how to make them move while I fly above this great earth.

I even hear that there may be a package or two of wood to greet me when I get home. That would be amazing.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt



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canadianchips

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#1 posted 07-15-2010 05:31 AM

The last time I heard my parents use German words I was either bad or they were talking about my Christmas presents. !
Every now and then it is good to release negative energy.
Have a safe flight . Looking forward to More Little house stories.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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lew

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#2 posted 07-15-2010 05:44 AM

Looking Really Great!

Safe Trip.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 07-15-2010 10:31 AM

I love the color scheme too, Lis! It really looks like it is coming together so nicely. I admire how brave you are to use Gorilla Glue on such a delicate project. I will never forget the first time I used it. I didn’t know it “grew” and applied it as I do my clear-drying tite—bond. Boy was I in for a surprise!! I went back to the project later and was like – “What the *&^#”!!!!!!!! LOL Live and learn, I guess.

It looks like you got a lot done considering that you weren’t even going to work on it. Creating is good therapy though, isn’t it?

Hope you have a safe flight and trip. We’ll miss you and be eagerly waiting your return. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Dennisgrosen

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#4 posted 07-15-2010 12:26 PM

ha ha Lis good to hear niice girls swearing …......LOL
I no how those tiny piece can bee very frustrate to get in the right spot
and stay there
and I do swear alot over them in all kinds of languages learned from the days
I droved exporttrucks during europe :—) my duaghter say I know toooo many :—)

your house is looking good now
have a safe flight

Dennis

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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 07-15-2010 01:29 PM

Oh a porch. I thought you were getting a Porsche!

Swearing makes the glue set faster, in my experience. Its also very, very satisfying.

Hope all goes as well as can be expected at the funeral, Lis.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 07-15-2010 01:41 PM

Girls aren’t supposed to swear. Neither are professionals. (<-this>t snitch on me!

;)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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BritBoxmaker

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#7 posted 07-15-2010 01:46 PM

I grew up in the 70’s when equality was all the rage. Girls could do anything.

Strangely this didn’t seem to extend to them buying their own drinks, however!

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 07-15-2010 01:47 PM

Girls aren’t supposed to swear. Neither are professionals. (<-this>t snitch on me!

;)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 07-15-2010 01:48 PM

Polititians aren’t supposed to lie either.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 07-15-2010 01:51 PM

I guess I am guilty of that somewhat too, Martyn! (Not the lying – I don’t know why my previous answer got posted twice??) Heck though, I figured we earned a few ‘perks’ because most weren’t as open-minded as you were and it made up for them!

:)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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nailbanger2

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#11 posted 07-15-2010 03:21 PM

Looking good, Lis! Just a money saving observation, if you take the tape off that soon, there is no reason you can’t use brown masking tape. The blue tape is at least double the price down here.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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tyskkvinna

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#12 posted 07-15-2010 03:45 PM

haha swearing does make the glue set faster :)

I am re-using the blue tape quite a bit – def. getting my money’s worth out of it!

Hahah yeah Sheila my first gorilla glue experience was similar. I’ve learned for this type of stuff, if I dab it so I can barely see that it’s even there, it’s perfect.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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chewbuddy13

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#13 posted 07-15-2010 03:59 PM

Look good so far, I like your colour choices. I thought yelling ScheiƟ at your projects makes things worse, guess I was wrong.

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Stevinmarin

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#14 posted 07-17-2010 01:28 AM

Gotta say, I’ve been following this series and absolutely love it. It’s such a cool thing to work on a project that is so totally personal. I’ll bet you fret over the tiniest details that no one will notice but you. That’s the definition of craftsmanship in my shop.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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