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posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 03:55 AM
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Bore Da pobol.......Oh, everyone has boogered off!

Wonder if Tsu and jacy will stick their noses in today?

@ Night.....Please show us some of your bead work. I was doing a radio interview some years ago, about Hopi ear candles...anyway, I never thought anything of it when I walked in, it was winter and I had donned a wool skirt with a fringe, a sweater with a fringe, and had my hair in a french plat. I was very nervous because I had just moved from Scotland back to Wales, and this interview was also going to help me promote my newly opened complimentary therapy school and shop. Well, the interviewers opening lines (interview done in Welsh) was that he thought this very attractive native indian had walked into the studio! Oh heck....that threw me!

@Cody.....lovely goth door there....can see where you got the idea for the stained glass for the revolving door.

@TDawg....Yeeha!...ride him cowboy! You'll be at the rodeo this time next year


@Gordi.....you have such a kind face

Right....I'm popping out for a bit....catch you all for elevnses!

Rainbows
Jane




posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 04:54 AM
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Homer? Wow! You are sleep deprived aren't you?



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 05:30 AM
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Thanks guys Ii made that pair of doors about 2
years ago, got s repeat order so I pulled that picture up
for reference.

I'll ask the contracts managrr for a picture of the
finished one when I see him

Hi Dawg *waves*

Cody



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 05:43 AM
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Good Morning Cody. Still O' Dark thirty here but the BOB (Big Orange Ball) will be up soon. Just have to survive a couple of days until we get spring, or so the weather people say. Like they've ever been right...right?

That is a nice looking door. It seems to be hard to find a good craftsman these days, seems that most prefer the big box store crap that is mass produced. I've had plenty of debates with friends about things like that. While many see a door as nothing more than a door, I see a labor of love, when it is personally crafted.



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 06:31 AM
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That's some damned fine woodworking there Cody!

That is precisely the sort of style that appeals to me. As improbable as it might be given my social status, financial status, and the way of things in this country, I cannot avoid occasionally thinking about the sort of design features which I would like to have installed, in a place of my own.

I think windows and doors with those gorgeous stylistic arched features would be a must, along with gargoyles, an all stone construction, and my personal favorite design feature from history:

Good old fashioned murder holes!



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 06:56 AM
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Can we buy a field...can we?...can we please guys?







Hidden away in a field in Tetbury in Gloucestershire is one of the most extraordinary modern follies in the United Kingdom. Here, in the late 1990s, stained glass artist and sheep farmer, Colin Stokes constructed a rambling stone barn and sheep fold from honey coloured lumps of Cotswold stone, lying around as clitter in surrounding fields in the late 20th century.

Every stone was cemented in by hand by Colin himself and like Topsy it just grew. There are turrets and stained glass windows and narrow stairways and attics and enclosures. The building extends up and out and around and defies description. It could be a castle for a sleeping beauty, a giant hermitage constructed by a mad hermit, or even a monstrous hobbit hole.

Colin's barn would probably be growing still if the project had not, unsurprisingly, eventually attracted the attention of developers who moved in to buy the adjacent site. Reluctantly Colin sold up and moved to southern Scotland. Our visit in July 2007 was his first return visit since then. Guarded by curious frisky ponies and frequented by sheep, the structure remains remarkably intact but the trees are growing up and one day it will be covered up and disappear completely. Who knows then what future generations will make of it?


Or house (hehe) about this....



Rainbows
Jane
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posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 06:57 AM
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As a locksmith, I consider doors in quite a different way to most folks. The qualities of a front door, the primary access to a building, should revolve around its solidity, as the foremost consideration. The best door I have ever worked upon, was a reclaimed church door, a full four inches thick, and made of solid, fire hardened oak. I have only had the pleasure of working on securing such a thing once in near enough a decade.

The thing you have to remember about a door, is that it is the thing which prevents your dwelling from being essentially an open house. They keep intruders away from you while you sleep, and prevent access to the building by unauthorised persons while you are away. This is the essence of the thing.

As long as this primary concern is well addressed, then you can make them as pretty, or as basic as you like. The mistake made by many modern designers, lies in sacrificing solidity in order to be able to mass produce the item in question, which is why many council houses in Britain are fitted with flimsy, thin, doors, which we in the trade refer to as egg box doors, because they are essentially made of a lattice of crappy recycled cardboard like nonsense, sandwiched between two thin sheets of what amounts to plywood.

Plastic doors are no better, because for all that they have steel frames, and these idiotic multipoint locks, they are weak to several attacks that one simply cannot use on a good, solid, old fashioned wooden door. There is simply no replacement for a good thick lump of wood, with a five lever mortice lock inside it!



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 07:15 AM
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You'll really appreciate the door in the 3rd vid I've posted then


Rainbows
Jane



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 08:14 AM
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Yes indeed!

The circular door looks thick and strong! The only concern I would have, is that despite the awesome job that the ironsmith appears to have done, in building that gorgeous hinge, it is still a single hinge. I would always advocate for a minimum of three hinges, purely as a matter of the mechanical strength of the access point as a whole. It is a beautiful house, and a really lovely door though.



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 10:16 AM
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angelchemuel

....@Gordi.....you have such a kind face....

Rainbows
Jane


You should see the rest of me!! LOL

Thank you my dear!
For that kind comment.... You can have a wee avatar sized piccy!! (Not of ME!!!! LOL)

I'd like you to meet...
Rainbow Angel Welsh Merlin Jane!

(Just a bit of fun!!)
Gx



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 10:17 AM
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I look at doors much the same as you. I'm torn though between a entrance door that swings out vs a door that swings in security wise. I realize that the frame has to be taken into consideration as well. I know that it's not financially reasonable, but when I think of a door and someone trying to break in, I want something that brings to mind tens of strong guys trying to use a tree trunk as a battering ram.
(While I pour hot oil on them from above
)



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 11:01 AM
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Coooooooooooooooool Abodes there Jane!
(I like the Hobbit house!!)

Yeah, lets chip in and buy it! (them!!)

LOL



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 11:14 AM
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My preference is always for an inward swinging door. What I think would be an awesome addition to a door, is a heavy impact triggered set of pyro-bolts, which fire themselves into the frame on all sides, as an added tensile strengthener, in the event of either ramming, or the application of an entry shotgun to the hinge side of the door



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 11:15 AM
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Hiya Fam!

I'm home! How is everyone? All well I hope.

Seriously, I'm gone for two days and you all change appearance? Way to confuse a girl, love the new looks though.

Much love.



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 11:15 AM
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Wonderful vids Jane!! I love seeing the creative side of man. You never know what they'll come up with!

Little Cody was just here with his little birdie sitting on his finger. It crawled up to my shoulder. LOL
Usually go out with my friend on Tuesday so I should be getting ready.

Good Lord so much hammering and drilling out there! We're getting new gutters on this house. Sounds like they're going to drill right into my apartment. LOL

Oh Jane, eventually I will share pics of my jewelry and bead weaving. Any bead weaving from the past has been given away as gifts years ago. I'll be Spring cleaning for some time yet and once I get that done I can start a project or two. I am especially inspired in the warmer weather and bring my projects outside to work on but...MORE SNOW coming!


Hope Jacy and Tsu are ok. Be back later folks!



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 11:41 AM
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It's a wee bit overcast here today, BUT I did manage to get out for a walk yesterday after work and it was lovely!
Wanna see?...
This is Whitelee forest and windfarm. It's the area immediately to the back of my house, maybe 2 miles away?
All Pine forests, moorland, wee Lochans and Wind-Turbines!! (Going to be the largest windfarm in Europe!)
You probably saw it on the horizon in my walk-round G's place video??



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 11:51 AM
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I love it....brilliant. I've saved it before it gets lost amongst all the pages!
Thank you ( )

Rainbows
Jane



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 11:54 AM
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Hi guys I'm home

Just need to start dinner

Cody



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 12:01 PM
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[[[Huggs]]]] for Tsu, Night, and Jane....
anda big Welcome Home Bro! for cody.

Righty - feet up! Dinner's already on!

s l i d e > > > >



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 12:02 PM
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angelchemuel
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I love it....brilliant. I've saved it before it gets lost amongst all the pages!
Thank you ( )

Rainbows
Jane


LOL - cool!
Want me to fix the layout??? I think Merlin should be more to the left and you more central?
G




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