LongHouseLife

LongHouseLife :: Life on the Edge...

I decided to make up a new panel for the Bow today, then changed my mind, then I found a piece of Oak in the shed, so decided to make two Quarter-knees to replace the original ply panel and strut.

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I sanded down the newly taped seams and the reinforced glass/epoxy floor this morning. After cleaning up, I then applied the 1st coat of Woodskin to the decks, benches, daggerboard casing, the bulwarks and another coat to the gunnels.

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Today I received the bits n bobs from Trident. I was disappointed by the amount of packaging they thought to use though – far too much plastic wrapping as a filler, because they claim to only have one box available and it was around 10x too large for the contents..!

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Some before and after images of progress so far.

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#Sailing #Restoration #MirrorDinghy

I will endeavour to keep a little update of the repairs etc here.

The boat had been under a tarp, but on the ground for a while before I was given it. It has sat up off the ground either on its launching trolly and in the garage or propped up and under a tarp outside when I needed the garage space recently. It is now on a DIY 'dolly' in the garage where I can work on it either way up as required.

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So long, since my last post on the Blog. Life seems to have had other needs and time spent writing and online seemed not to be important..!

Life around the Longhouse has been filled. The garden is greening with plenty of summer rain and a few sunny interludes. I finished building the greenhouse, we can now have a better climate for veg and salad growing, therefore extending the season in these parts. The veg plot is growing well and I have begun some harvesting of Lettuce, Spring Onions mostly, but also Oriental Greens and soon we should have Carrots, Beetroot and New Potatoes.

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#Photography #PinholeCamera #PaperNegative #DIY

Aperture: f/300 Image Size: 5” x 7” format Focal Length: 85mm

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#Photography #FILM #Leica #Summitar #IIIc

For almost 18 months now I have toyed with the idea of selling my Sony A7r mirrorless 36mp digital camera. I had initially bought this body around four years previously for the sole purpose of using legacy lenses, as it had the greatest range of 3rd party adaptors on the market available. It did that admirably...

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#Photography #PaperPrint #Darkroom #FED2a #fomapan #rodinal

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#Photography #PaperNegative #pinholecamera

Part Three.

Mounting the Camera.

zero-two camera I've chosen a position on one of our outbuildings to mount the camera. A simple shelf created from a scrap piece of Larch is screwed to the soffit boards of the shed. I have gone with a simple piece of 10mm elastic bungee which is pretty strong to hold the camera in place, it in turn is fixed to the edge of the shelf on each side.

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