Monthly Archives: April 2016

Modules finally named and ballasted

In other news, the dry weather today was exploited and my boards have received ballast! Davidson Crossing, Sunstone Creek, Balfern Curve and Inworth Curve are now drying in the shed.

In addition, the creek itself on Sunstone Creek has been cut out. This was done at a very rough 45° so that the bits removed could be stuck back under the boards to both reinforce them again and create the creek bed.

They’ll be packed down by about 5mm to create some depth, with a rivulet running along the mostly dried creek bed. That’s the plan anyway.

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Modules depths reduced to 100mm

Using a jig that I constructed last night from bits of wood in the shed, we have this afternoon reduced the depth of all the Tim Horn board kits in stock to 4″ from 6″, or 100mm from 150mm in modern money. One straight board has already been claimed. I’m keeping two of the corners. That leaves one straight board and two, maybe four, corners plus two pairs of ends up for grabs. It’ll be interesting to see who in the group grabs these. Sorry, but no photos for this update. The cutting jig, which was made from the top and one leg of a reclaimed chest of drawers, simply clamped each of the pieces tight up against a stop so that the Bosch PKS16 could cut off the excess in one pass.