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Building a summer retreat in the Normandy
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 03:17 AM UTC

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This has to be way up the list of best-ever period buildings by JR Constructions Inc (especially considering its repurposed frame) & it’s not even finished yet. Sheer class



Thanks Timbo. Due to lay-offs the Construction company has been very slow lately. LoL
J
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 03:18 AM UTC

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Hit ya up over on Scratch Built but forgot to check in here .
Nicely done bro , nicely done ....



Thanks Glen,
I always appreciate the support man !
J
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 02:12 PM UTC
Got a lil sumpin sumpin done.












Lesson--ALWAYS turn the gas burner off on the stove before you go to bed ! Propane build-up can be dangerous.
J
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Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 06:14 PM UTC
Jerry, you and Nick and a few others here are ridiculously talented and dedicated to your craft!

Even though I haven’t been doing any modelling for a couple years or so, I still lurk through the forums on a regular basis.

The one constant is you and your dynamic builds! The quality of workmanship and sheer quantity never ceases to amaze me. You are the master of our craft good sir, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Looking forward to the figgies that you alluded to...

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Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 06:21 PM UTC
This is so cool! Amazing work!
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 02:20 AM UTC
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 03:50 AM UTC
Dave-Thanks so much dude! I miss seeing your stuff here for sure. The big church dio was always a treat to see. Thanks for the very kin and encouraging words man !
J
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 03:51 AM UTC
Nathan and Maarten!
Thanks guys,very nice of you to comment,
J
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 08:45 AM UTC
J, it's getting pretty pretty nice. Very good work on the tiles!!

Keep on!!
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 09:43 AM UTC
When Airbnb goes bad!💥🤣 Nice tile work, Jerry!⚒

—mike
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 11:45 AM UTC

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Dave-Thanks so much dude! I miss seeing your stuff here for sure. The big church dio was always a treat to see. Thanks for the very kin and encouraging words man !
J



Thanks Jerry, you may not have to wait too long to get another look at the church. I’ve kinda spent the better part of the last 3 days clearing a space and doing some organizing of supplies etc. Everything’s been in boxes for months since my divorce and move last summer, but I’m making room to build! More in the coming days my friend. Stay tuned, I promise to post something by the weeks end...

cheyenne
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 08:02 PM UTC
Beautiful work JR , one thing I noticed is the thickness of the tool box aided in the replication of the wall thickness of the windows and up by the rafters , cool !!
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 11:22 PM UTC
Great Day in the Mornin’! Well done Jerry (a) for the house (b) for inspiring Dave to return with his superb “Sunday Service Cancelled” masterpiece-in-progress - if anyone's got any socks left prepare to have ‘em knocked off
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2020 - 01:24 AM UTC

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Dave-Thanks so much dude! I miss seeing your stuff here for sure. The big church dio was always a treat to see. Thanks for the very kin and encouraging words man !
J



Thanks Jerry, you may not have to wait too long to get another look at the church. I’ve kinda spent the better part of the last 3 days clearing a space and doing some organizing of supplies etc. Everything’s been in boxes for months since my divorce and move last summer, but I’m making room to build! More in the coming days my friend. Stay tuned, I promise to post something by the weeks end...




Sad think about your personal story there but the good news is you are back on the board man!
I was just ruminating a few days ago about a lot of folks that used to be regulars here and became absent and your name was a top 5 contender.
Looking forward to the big dio making a comeback,
J
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2020 - 01:26 AM UTC

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Beautiful work JR , one thing I noticed is the thickness of the tool box aided in the replication of the wall thickness of the windows and up by the rafters , cool !!



Yeah man,good point. The two things that peaked my interest in the original toolbox were the thickness of the wood and the gothic shape of the ends. So....easy peasy. Saved a lot of plaster,
J
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2020 - 01:32 AM UTC

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Great Day in the Mornin’! Well done Jerry (a) for the house (b) for inspiring Dave to return with his superb “Sunday Service Cancelled” masterpiece-in-progress - if anyone's got any socks left prepare to have ‘em knocked off




Well,folks may have socks still,but maybe not clean ones ! LoL
Between you and him,the epic build large dio format will be ultra well covered. Now,if we can only get that other guy back here and posting. Hmmm. Epic builds,large format,outdoor photography. Now...who could that be...Hmmmmmm

Using the psychic forces of the interwebs,we compel you to return. You know who you are !
LoL
WAY too much coffee this morning,
J
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2020 - 01:51 AM UTC
I’ll second that, he’s been a STICK-in-the-mud for way too long…hmmm has he ever done mud? He’ll have to break cover now to answer that one
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2020 - 02:35 AM UTC

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I’ll second that, he’s been a STICK-in-the-mud for way too long…hmmm has he ever done mud? He’ll have to break cover now to answer that one



Maybe he is conferring with Maxwell Smart in the Cone of Silence?
J
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2020 - 03:12 PM UTC
Well he just de-coned! Posted on the revived Fallujah project yesterday, sounds like he’s maybe on the come-back trail too
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 01:59 AM UTC

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Well he just de-coned! Posted on the revived Fallujah project yesterday, sounds like he’s maybe on the come-back trail too


Yep,saw that. Looks like the interweb brainwave worked,
J
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2020 - 09:00 AM UTC
I am pretty happy with how my Norman farmyard wall is going so far.
Managed to show some masonry that would befit a petit nobles' house in St Manvieu.
I blended in a piece of wooden molding trim with plaster to create a fancy gate opening.
Most farm complexes in Normandy were walled in. These made perfect "forts" for the kids of the HJ.



Just plaster over wood.
J
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2020 - 09:37 AM UTC

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I am pretty happy with how my Norman farmyard wall is going so far.
Managed to show some masonry that would befit a petit nobles' house in St Manvieu.
I blended in a piece of wooden molding trim with plaster to create a fancy gate opening.
Most farm complexes in Normandy were walled in. These made perfect "forts" for the kids of the HJ.




Just plaster over wood.
J



Great looking wall Jerry! I was thinking of doing something similar on a project I am working one. How do you get the plaster so it is easy to score like that? I find my plaster gets fairly brittle when dry. I must be doing something wrong
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2020 - 03:41 PM UTC

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I am pretty happy with how my Norman farmyard wall is going so far.
Managed to show some masonry that would befit a petit nobles' house in St Manvieu.
I blended in a piece of wooden molding trim with plaster to create a fancy gate opening.
Most farm complexes in Normandy were walled in. These made perfect "forts" for the kids of the HJ.




Just plaster over wood.
J



Great looking wall Jerry! I was thinking of doing something similar on a project I am working one. How do you get the plaster so it is easy to score like that? I find my plaster gets fairly brittle when dry. I must be doing something wrong



Start scoring it when it is still damp. Easy answer!
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2020 - 04:19 PM UTC
What's the portion that resembles a floor-ish like area at the bottom of the pillar? Does it continue behind the wall? Is it used for support? Come on Jerry!!! Answer me! LOL just curious of course. Looks good btw
jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2020 - 02:25 AM UTC

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What's the portion that resembles a floor-ish like area at the bottom of the pillar? Does it continue behind the wall? Is it used for support? Come on Jerry!!! Answer me! LOL just curious of course. Looks good btw



That is just a piece of thin,stiff cardboard that I glued to the corner of the wall when I was attaching the 2 main wall parts together. I wanted extra stability while the glue dried. When I am finished handling the thing as I work on it then I will peal that cardboard off again.
J