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by Renegadenemo
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Spoon frogs and other such craft work
Replies: 15
Views: 3306

Re: Spoon frogs and other such craft work

Made a cute little Guy Taplin tribute a few days back. Always wanted to do a driftwood sculpture. There's just no way to know where the material came from. It could be from the other side of the world. Whatever the puffin was made from it's not any wood I've ever worked with before. Made it for the ...
by Renegadenemo
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Spoon frogs and other such craft work
Replies: 15
Views: 3306

Re: Spoon frogs and other such craft work

Absolutely fine to post that here. It's a gorgeous little boat and a cracking photo. I looked up where it is - Bloody Hell, Oz is a vast place! I went to Brisbane for four days a while back and remember feeling relieved when the aircraft made landfall over western Australia only to be equally let do...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Spoon frogs and other such craft work
Replies: 15
Views: 3306

Re: Spoon frogs and other such craft work

I have a particular fondness for his clock at home (the one in the kitchen) which is basically a vine which has surrounded the clock.... Vine 1.JPG Vine 2.JPG Made from hammered steel, powder coated green then hand finished. It's actually six parts with the joins hidden behind leaves. The centre se...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Spoon frogs and other such craft work
Replies: 15
Views: 3306

Re: Spoon frogs and other such craft work

Hi Ernie, Love the orchids, that's really lovely work. Flowers are my favourite subject (flowers and birds) and copper is a deliciously soft and comfy medium. Not used it extensively but when I tried carnations I concluded that aluminium (my favourite metal) was just too fickle for the job. Bare 0.2...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1176
Views: 367526

Re: What have forum members been up to?

for me a quiet weekend, a little bit of one handed sanding work on a rib, a chip butty with some very, very, good people, a good chat about using workshop tools, guitars and music with the next generation Sat was a great day - very relaxing and the first time in a very long time that we took our fo...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New Members
Replies: 457
Views: 187035

Re: New Members

the Ruskin Museum will receive the parts of K7 that they own...delivered in a skip. Maybe you can help Ads and me build his guitar then. He wants to make a bass and I've always fancied a stab at a guitar but apart from that our experience amounts to zero. that said, our jet hydroplane experience wa...
by Renegadenemo
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 132170

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

What the reporter couldn't explain was where the figure of 35K came from - it's certainly massively inflated because that works out almost as much as the rent (that the museum doesn't pay). Then there's the fact that the reason the museum supposedly pays it in the first place is so that no one has t...
by Renegadenemo
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 132170

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

To extend your analogy, the repair work to K7, whilst substantial, is basically the same as taking a bumped car into a garage and replacing the bent panels. You will then owe the garage for whatever work it was pre-agreed you would pay them for, but you still clearly own the repaired article. Or, y...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 132170

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Bearing in mind your age Bill... Damn cheek! You and I will fall out, Mr Lazenby I'm but a youngster. :lol: :lol: But you make a fair point that has been made many times and the team have instructions in the event that I wake up dead and provision will be made for the machine going forward in case ...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 132170

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

We, like many others, would love to see Bluebird run again on Coniston Water. Coniston is one of the busiest lakes in England, so prior to any runs the security and integrity of the craft, operator safety and community impact implications must be fully considered, and risk assessed. Just wondering ...