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The Sheep Chronicles : Chapter 5: Outwool. A pastoral corner of the Wisbleat and Upwool.......The Sheep goes East. These are the continuing adventures of Norman Lockhart, connoisseur of traditional British breakfasts and fine cream teas.


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1 hour ago, Dunsignalling said:

I suspect Rob might, like me, keep an extra cutting mat for purely photographic purposes. :)

 

John

 

 

Hi John.

 

As if.......

 

Believe it not, nope. The cutting mat was the location of the weathering session. I just tidied up as I went along. 

 

If I don't,  it's carnage and I end up as weathered as the wagon. 

 

Therefore after each step, a quick tidy and move on to the next. 

 

Rob. 

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I generally go with the "Bulldoze-a-clear-section-of-space-when-taking-a-photo" approach.

 

I can't say that I recommend it.

 

I also don't understand how or why my benches for wood and iron based projects are immaculate and the little model making bench is an utter f....

 

 

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Or you could travel a bit further and knock together a historical model. Not much at El Alamein but the railway and sand, plus inevitable sheep and goats.

The buildings are available... ;)

 

Keep ruminating on designs and keep it Upwool! :good:

 

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50 minutes ago, Captain Kernow said:

You mean like the ever-popular Lymeswold cheese?

 

Seems to have vanished - it was alleged that the EU had something to do with it. There may be another explanation! In the 1980s when our boys were young, we used to get to use my sister's house in Burnham-on-Sea for our summer holidays, when they went north to her in-laws. One year when her older son had stayed on and was living with us, the local butcher was selling Lymeswold which had a money off voucher on it. The voucher was actually for more than the butcher was selling it for. So our nephew and our older son bought large amounts of it. We took our share home to London but my sister came home to find a large part of her smaller freezer packed out with it. The larger chest freezer was packed with fish my brother-in-law had caught but he never ate fish and he caught far more than the rest of the family could eat.

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1 hour ago, MrWolf said:

That is as good as any professionally weathered wagon I have seen.

As a wise parent once said to me in the context of coaching a sport.. "just because you're paid doesn't make you professional".

It's excellent Rob btw.

Chris

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19 minutes ago, Gilbert said:

I see why the cutting mat was pristine...

I can't tell the difference between the interior of the wagon and the chopping board!

 

In fact, I'd suggest that the interior of the wagon was real wood and the chopping board wasn't!

 

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Stay with it Rob, its giving a lot of people in this Parish enjoyment and inspiration judging by the responses, and doubtless you too.

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