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    • February 5, 2020 11:34 PM EST
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      Thanks Dan, they are a whole 1 1/8" each, my fingers are fine.

      I get medicine in small glass syringes. Unfortunately medicines provide some interesting shapes, I whittled on some... painting and staining to come, but it's a taste for now... '\

       

      Oh Dan, I was a bench jeweler for 22 years and we did inlay work too, these tiles are yuge!

      Thanks for Huey.

      This post was edited by John Caughey at February 6, 2020 11:02 AM EST
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    • February 6, 2020 10:34 AM EST
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      Excellent work. I am liking not only the theme but the construction.

       

      Sorry about the news. What a roller coaster.

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    • February 6, 2020 11:03 AM EST
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      As disturbing as the reason you have them is, those "whittled" medicine vials sure make great details for your project. Nice job!

       

    • February 7, 2020 2:44 AM EST
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      John,

      Sorry to hear your fight is going to be a bit more intense for a while.  On a happier note....WoW!!!!  

       

      Eric

    • February 7, 2020 2:23 PM EST
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      3 days for little stuff? Funny man!

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    • February 7, 2020 3:14 PM EST
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      Thanks for the kind words.

      I am using my band saw to make grooved frames to hold the screens. 

      I found a bottle of dust and knocked down the sheen ... all the bottles are painted on the insides and outside the necks,

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    • February 9, 2020 1:45 AM EST
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      The blocks under the beam are dry stacked for a tiles needed count. The oven is rudimentary at this point, though I do have the angle iron for the corners and rods to tie them together ...

      The chimney is just the base coat, the pipe extension is necessary, as the miners were getting smoked out of the digs... I redid the tall screen

       

      Cool it baby, I've got plenty of time....

      Nothing to do with trains, more towards my professional Crastination

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    • February 9, 2020 7:52 PM EST
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      Gets cramped getting my fat hands and parts inside, oven is good enough and a smaller melting oven was made Mik style ...

      Now I can finish the peaked wall and interior beam support...

      Still plodding along...

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    • February 9, 2020 7:55 PM EST
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      Really nice and unique building, John! Your plodding is pretty impressive :-)

       

    • February 9, 2020 11:46 PM EST
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      Well it's not finished, but in my mind this media is a 2 month contest. I want to build up the other wall about half way, but I'm tired of cleaning the glue off the tiles. The inside would have been ugly with the glue left on.

      I've learned to eat at the computer...

      Nice thing about being a scenic rr, it could be done yet.

      In keeping with the Spirit of Mik (just mik), I recycled these 3 items;

      I cut the threads off the miniature jar, the flat sides are eye catches and 2 of those vinegar bottles became the small melting furnace and you know the syringe story'''

      Tomorrow I want to place it on the rr and throw some dirt on the floor oh and take some pics ...

       

       

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    • February 10, 2020 2:25 AM EST
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      John,

       

      Really amazing!  If this is "plodding," I shudder at the thought of "planned and deliberate!"

       

      Eric

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    • February 10, 2020 9:46 AM EST
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      What Eric said.

       

      I really do like this build. I keep saying it but it keeps getting better. It is just so typical of what one might see anywhere in any old mining town. Just love the rustic rock work. very cool dude. And personally i like the glue squiching out of the joints. I have seen lots of brick and block work where that was left.

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at February 10, 2020 9:52 AM EST
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    • February 10, 2020 10:28 AM EST
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      Very realistic, great work

    • February 10, 2020 10:29 AM EST
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      Thanks Devon, I researched mortar joints and the oozing style is the weakest, but for me, the easiest, because shaping tools don't scale very well. The glue stays flexible for a while and I trim the bigger oozes.

      What is left: The folding wooden doors and a dutch door for the 'showroom', the chimney transition cap, a scale and melting flasks and tongs. (for the pack rats to steal), not getting these done is covered by the plod.

      I was going to use a smaller diameter pipe for the bottle furnace, but the larger one is a tight fit and made painting easier...

      I ran across 2 gold crowns my father snagged from his dentist to provide casting gold, nice try Dad, but a low carat gold... and a vial of 24K gold flakes ... they are on the counter.

      The weathering on the bottle furnace; the paint was tacky, so hand fulls of dirt were rubbed on it and what stuck was left, if in scale...

       

      Votes will tell me how much you liked it... lol

      Just out of the Prize Money, methinks

      Over the years I found only stone or cement buildings survive here, I'm afraid I should have used Portland Cement for the glue. Time will tell.

      A Big Hearty Thanks to Dave for putting up with us again. 

      Thanks!

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    • February 10, 2020 7:55 PM EST
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      Spectacular John. I love your ability to make something out of what others (me!) would throw away as junk.

    • February 10, 2020 9:23 PM EST
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      Amazing work, John.  I love all the little details you create from what amounts to trash for most of us, as Jim so noted.  The melting furnace out of a vinegar jar, brilliant.  Every time I go back and look at the most recent photos I see another detail that makes me go wow.  I've always admired your work, but this is on another level.  Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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    • February 10, 2020 9:34 PM EST
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      Boy is my layout a mess, I beat Vic's rain and got pics in early morning and afternoon sun.

      It's been a couple three years since I dirted the layout. Monsoons have washed most away, it's ok I have an endless supply 'to China'

      With more dirt shoveled on the shadows  under the build will be gone.

      That block of wood across the tracks once was covered in 1/8" thick boards glued and pinned on as a shack. 3 boards remain, another Fail for Wood Construction.

      I'm glad I kept the Assay Office small, it fits!

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    • February 10, 2020 9:44 PM EST
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      Looks even better out on the layout. Vinegar bottle? Hmm here I thought you raided a hotel minibar. 

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    • February 10, 2020 10:39 PM EST
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      Perfect spot, John.  Like Devon said, looks even better on the layout under whatever bright light that is you have there.  I wish we had such a light 

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