Sunday, 25 February 2018

Getting there.

Hi everyone, well the lighting is getting there slowly but surely.

It seems that every time i take a photograph the shine emitted by the light looks more intense than it actually is but trust me they give off the perfect glow now.

Ive never wired a full house before so theres been lots of trials and deciding to use nano LED's hasn't really helped but they give me the scale which im happy with i still have the downstairs to do yet but its nice to know its moving along and im overcoming most problems as they arise i guess it would have been so easy to have just purchased ready made lights but they would not have given me the look i wanted and to be honest i feel pretty chuffed with myself at what i have managed to achieve. Have a wonderful week everyone. Tony.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Trial and Error

Hi everyone, well moving on from last weeks post i finally managed to make a candlestick i was happy with. After many trials including 3D Printing which looked fantastic but once i tried to drill out the core it just fell to pieces,I finally decided to use Milliput which is a very fine two part epoxy putty which i was able to mould and file into the shape i required (please excuse the quality of the photos).

You can just about make out the outline of the candle stick in the above photo with the candle and LED in place.

And here a shot of the light switched on im still undecided yet whether to tone the brightness down a little more i have already added a yellowish tinge to the tip of the LED as the warm white was just too bright this will be simple to do while its still in place but i will trial it out before hand on some spares i have.
Have a wonderful week everyone. Tony.

Sunday, 11 February 2018


Hi everyone, well this week has been full of trials and errors trying to come to a conclusion on how to make the lights for this house, I started off trying to carve candle sticks but to no avail as each time i tried to drill a hole through the centre they just broke!! Hmm Theres very few things i have had to buy in the construction of the house up to now and i was determined to be able to come up with a solution for the lights as knowing that i had managed to make these too would give me an even greater sense of achievement. As i dont own a lathe i just came up with the idea of trying my luck turning a piece of wood in a normal drill, i dont recommend anyone try this!  after a few attempts i came out with these.

These are the first i feel happy enough to be able to work with, they are made from wood but i have painted them to resemble pewter ( this still needs work) Each candle stick measures just 6mm in height and i have managed to bore them out to accept a nano LED bulb, i have chosen to go with LEDs for two reasons the first being the scale of them and the second being how long they last this will rule out any need for changing bulbs in the future Hopefully next week i will have some actually in the candle sticks to show you how they look. Have a great week everyone. Tony.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Stripping paint.

Hi everyone and thanks for visiting to see how things are progressing. I have spent most of this week visting a property close by that has many oak timbers inside and came to the conclusion that i needed to darken the timbers in my build.

Because i used a darker oak to build the bed and partion wall it looked slightly odd against the muntin paneling in the other room so i decided to match it all the same, i definitely think the nook bed looks better too having stripped it back and place a plain white mattress and curtain up.

Here you can see the partion wall sorry about the darkness of the image but using a flash made it look even worse im in no doubt that once i have installed some lights on this floor it will give me the look i have been searching for , now to just work out how to make them!! id also like to share one more photograph with you all.

I clipped this little fella while on my travels i couldn't resist! look how dark that oak is its hard to imagine he was carved in the 14th Century, Have a great week everyone. Tony.