Zombie

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#179843 Random junk found online

Posted Thorondor on 17 April 2020 - 04:26 PM




#180214 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 08 May 2020 - 08:39 AM

Gotta hand it to you, Zombie: absolutely nailed it!! Posted Image

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For me, that last pic is quite simply the icing on the cake. Even the sun finally joined in to provide you with the best lighting to beautifully frame it all! Posted Image


#180178 Let's Paint!

Posted Space Voyager on 07 May 2020 - 01:29 PM

View PostThorondor, on 07 May 2020 - 10:31 AM, said:

With Zombie soldiering on you need not a throng! Posted Image

I've got to say - incredible work on your part. Congratulations are well in order!!

There's no way that greenhouse was going to be usable on the same day had you not taken as much of an early lead as you did. It helps, of course, particularly in that initial stage, that your height somewhat facilitates the raising of the plastic, as you can reach further.

It's just great to see everything standing and the flowers inside once again.

What is it they say? Give yourself a raise! Let me tell you, you sure as heck are entitled to one. Posted Image

This, THIS! And don't forget on the raise part. ;)


#180174 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 07 May 2020 - 10:31 AM

With Zombie soldiering on you need not a throng! Posted Image

I've got to say - incredible work on your part. Congratulations are well in order!!

There's no way that greenhouse was going to be usable on the same day had you not taken as much of an early lead as you did. It helps, of course, particularly in that initial stage, that your height somewhat facilitates the raising of the plastic, as you can reach further.

It's just great to see everything standing and the flowers inside once again.

What is it they say? Give yourself a raise! Let me tell you, you sure as heck are entitled to one. Posted Image


#180124 Let's Paint!

Posted Space Voyager on 05 May 2020 - 06:08 AM

Looks like a very good build, Z! I hope you get it covered before it is washed by the rain.

What is the material you use at the joints? Mineral wool of some kind? Or cotton? Also, why is it there? Is it better to leave things a bit "floaty" instead of going for a completely rigid construction to take less damage in the winds?

Oh, and beautiful flowers, really lovely. Finally some green among those pics of steel and polyurethane. ;)


#180109 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 02 May 2020 - 04:02 PM

To your 50% Zombie will go 100% and deliver! :)

I can only imagine how much bigger the splash of colour from all the flowers would be in a regular year. There's certainly enough variety as it is.

All that prep work you've put into the greenhouse seems solid. That being the case the time for the big payoff is very nearly upon you. Make sure you've got it all right, skip nothing and make it count!


#180059 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 29 April 2020 - 03:55 PM

You find it bent, in comes Zombie and right it went! ;)

As compensating goes you've taken quite a few steps to get things moslty flush. It's always "fun" though to discover, as one does, that what we've made to rectify one thing makes several other things go out of whack, keeping us tasked with righting more than what was wrong to start with... :P

Still, a mighty wrangler of cardboard boxes will inevitably make short work of such trivialities. :D

Joking aside you look like you've got things lined up both inside the back garage and, increasingly, outside, so let's see if you get to top it all off in the weekend!


#179884 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 22 April 2020 - 08:32 AM

Even if the stakes are high, Zombie won't leave you hanging in the wind!

Thank you. I'll be here all week! *ducks incoming vegetables* :D


#179889 Let's Paint!

Posted Space Voyager on 22 April 2020 - 10:34 AM

View PostThorondor, on 22 April 2020 - 08:32 AM, said:

Even if the stakes are high, Zombie won't leave you hanging in the wind!

He he he, meant very literally! :D


#179601 Corona viral thread

Posted Thorondor on 06 April 2020 - 11:11 AM

I'd say we're coping well enough over here for the moment, SV.

It's all very much touch and go still though because there's no way to say for certain how far along in the spread curve we actually are and some mathematical models demonstrate even the so-called successful flattening of it may likely prove too much for the national healthcare infrastructure we have in place, given the special needs (ventilators, negative pressure rooms) of those facing the most serious issues, like lung failure risks.

Our neighbours, Spain, have been dealing with a veritable deluge of cases and a scary number of fatalities, only now seeming to approach some level of abatement due to the severe containment measures put in place. The same goes for Italy.

In case anyone missed the memo: there is presently no cure. Should you catch the bug you either make it through or you don't. Not a coin you should be flipping right now; a time when healthcare services are as heavily taxed as they obviously are.

Minimizing potential exposure - your own and your family's - is about the best thing you can do at present. So that's what I'm doing as well. Posted Image


#179598 Corona viral thread

Posted Space Voyager on 05 April 2020 - 09:48 PM

Guys and gals, how are you coping with the viral problems? Slovenia has it under control so far but as far as I read, things are not pink all over the planet. The news that bother me the most are backstabbing crap like USA stealing masks from France, Germany and Canada. Friends or foe?! Otherwise we manage quite ok. Some land around our house gives my children the much needed space to be outside without much risk, without this space the children would go nuts ASAP.

So far so good.

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#179702 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 09 April 2020 - 08:36 PM

Momentary success also often hinges *cough* on making the best of what you've got whenever the need arises. High marks for having done just that, Zombie! :)

The recovered hardware seems to be perfectly serviceable for the intended function after the makeover, so you're in the black through and through on this one.

As it happens, that last pic did bring back something to mind from one of your previous posts - I look forward to seeing how much you'll manage to consistently employ phillips screws throughout the build.


#179663 Let's Paint!

Posted Space Voyager on 09 April 2020 - 05:43 AM

Kinda weird, but I hope you won't have the time to work on the greenhouse (and be swamped with primary work). Do stay safe and healthy though.

As for the work done... I would never, absolutely never go about saving the hinges. I'm far too lazy for that. New ones will rust? Maybe so, but it'll take years before becoming a problem... :D


#179582 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 03 April 2020 - 07:35 PM

So, this probably loosely fits into that "fabrimacobble" business you spoke of earlier, Zombie? Posted Image

The problem with carving out specific features in wood usually rests more towards the risk of excesses in the cutting, which can outright ruin a perfectly good beam for a given purpose forcing one to spend another and start over, doubling the expense in time and money.

Be it as it may, your carpentry skills definitely held up and the wood ended up fitting snugly enough as intended, given what's shown. Obstacle surpassed!


#179525 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 02 April 2020 - 10:25 AM

Looks sturdy enough alright, Zombie. Posted Image

The greater proximity of the boards is going to matter as it reinforces support and should further prevent bending from structural stress over time once the new top is in place.

I do notice a couple of things, though - on your first pic there's a rather significant gap underneath the left half of the door, and there's also the plastic panelling, which is fraying on the bottom half of the same side.

Greenhouses are mainly supposed to provide environmental insulation after all. Posted Image