For my next make Im going to build a Basil Forest! I have always wondered how to clip basil plants properly when using the leaves for cooking. Having never managed to keep one going for any decent amount of time I finally found the right YouTube video on
For my next make I’m going to build a Basil Forest! I have always wondered how to clip basil plants properly when using the leaves for cooking. Having never managed to keep one going for any decent amount of time I finally found the right YouTube video on how to do it correctly. That lead me on to how to propagate the plant and have endless amounts of basil to aid my culinary delights. . #makingplants #basilforest #basil #herbgarden #indoorgardening #propagating #propagatingbasil
June 20, 2021 at 03:32PM
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Avert your eyes for this lady is indeed bare naked. What a lot of sanding! Lots of hard to get to corners and nooks. All round with 80 grit on an orbital sander 120 with a mouse finisher and then hand with 120 to get to those bits you just cant reach any
Avert your eyes for this lady is indeed bare naked. What a lot of sanding! Lots of hard to get to corners and nooks. All round with 80 grit on an orbital sander, 120 with a mouse finisher and then hand with 120 to get to those bits you just can’t reach any other way. ?? Phewf! Note to self: must rig up some curtaining to avoid sawdust getting EVERYWHERE! Enough for one day, next weekend for prep and varnish and she’ll be ready for her close up, Mr DeMille.? ? . #sanding #makers #formakerssake #furniture #parkerknoll #rejuvenate #sprucingup #revarnish #barenakedladies
June 12, 2021 at 07:07PM
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Not been much making going on at Pigsticks HQ as my current job has taken me away from my workshop. I do try to come in one day at the weekend to try and get in my making fill. My current project is respringing (technical term) and refinishing my mum’s 50 odd year old teak Parker Knoll sofa frame. Frame still very much in good order with springs all still intact, just one side pinged off and needed a good glue and nail back on. Seems to be secure again. It has been well used and really needs a new lick of varnish so on with the sanding... Nobody likes sanding. It’s time consuming, messy and kinda boring but a necessary evil. Will be worth doing to get a good result. My mum is going to re-do the cushion covers herself. It’ll look brand spanking new once it’s all done.😁✨ . #remaking #making #sanding #parkerknoll #noonelikessanding #weekendprojects
May 30, 2021 at 12:56PM
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Gargoyles are progressing slowly. Been pretty darn busy so they are taking an occasional place on the shelf, towards the left and up a little bit. All going well though. These critters aren’t going to stay these colours, just happened to be the tissue paper I had. They will be painted a more typical stone like colour. Yellow still needs a face so that’s up next. Taking shape though. A core of wire, foil and scrunched paper covered in masking tape and then tissue paper. Got the technique from the fabulous puppeteer and puppet maker @judithhopepuppetmaker. It’s so simple and effective. I think I’ll give them a coat of jesmonite to add solidity and durability. Been enjoying making these wee guys, a little respite from the madness of daily work life. They will continue be finished eventually and be mounted into their final resting place.
#gargoyles #puppet #making #lights #ledgargoyles #spotlights #ledspotlights
April 14, 2021 at 09:34PM
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Started another fun little extracurricular project yesterday. Let’s see how these little fellas develop...
#sculpture #making #propmaking #props #figures #wire #maskingtape #polystyreneegg #aluminiumwire #gargoyles #demon #devil #horns #spotlights #whosrude? #yourerude! #cheeky #creatures #wip #workinprogress
March 27, 2021 at 07:49AM
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First go at hot foil transfer decals. Didn’t have quite the right glue but improvised and after a bit of jiggery pokery got it to stick. Note to self - clean off excess glue before baking! 🤦♀️ #scrapeyscrapey
Need more practice but perfect imperfection is very pleasing.
#foiledagain #hotfoil #pigsticksp #mugdecals #adaptation #makeit #makeitwork #doingitforthefirsttime #making #mugart
March 26, 2021 at 03:10PM
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Update on the ol’ boudoir furniture. Rustic gilding I call it. Really quite like it. It may now look more like kids’ bedroom furniture but as I already have glow in the dark stars on my ceiling I think it will fit in fine🤩✨⭐️ And hopefully it will aid me into dreamyland. 🌜🥱😴✨
furniturerestoration #rusticgilding #ropeygilding #notforthekids #itsforme #stars #tothemoonandback #crescentmoon #iseestars #moon #allthecolours
March 16, 2021 at 06:19PM
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Last couple of days in the workshop have been spent sprucing up my old and very tired looking bedside cabinet and a wee table. The cabinet was a rather boring 80s looking veneered chipboard affair and now...so I’ve been told...it’s would look comfortable in a Mexican restaurant. No eating tacos in bed though! Think of the crumbs!😳 Gee wilikers, help ma boab.😯 Tomorrow I am going to add some gold motifs. Oh yes I am!
#upcycle #spruceup #freshenup #furniturerestore #brightcolours #mexicanrestuarantcolours #arribaarriba #gold #allthecolours #painting
March 15, 2021 at 08:50PM
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Today, I have been mostly casting pewter metal. Ooh, I like it! 🔥🔥🔥 Pewter has a very low melting point so a hot plate was more than sufficient heat. Oooooh, the things I could make....🤩 Lock up your old tankards I’m comin’ for ye!😂 . #pewter #lowmeltingpoint #metalcasting #hotplate #siliconemould #heatresistant #hothothot #pewtercasting #making #propmaking #tvprops #newtechniques #experimenting
March 10, 2021 at 05:57PM
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Today’s teeth. Only stage one of the process. I have a theory of how to go about what I’m trying to do. It is so far still very theoretical but hopefully it’ll work. I do like to experiment. Probably making things more complicated than they need to be but that’s my penchant and prerogative. Why do things simply, what’s the fun in that??
#teeth #makingteeth #plastercast #props #tvprops #propmaking #plasterteeth #za22 #siliconemould #mouldmaking #casting #stageone #injectionmoulding #experimenting
March 09, 2021 at 08:08PM
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