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Offline J.L.

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« Reply #930 on: December 20, 2018, 06:03:28 PM »
Thanks Gentlemen.
I agree Bill. The lights add warmth and ambiance to the scene.

The last major project with this diorama is the framed roof over the portion of the shop roof we see.

Once the ridge was set in place, each rafter could be fitted with a birdsmouth and the angles established. This is basically a 4:12 roof.

The rafters were ganged together so one pass with the mill cut all the birdsmouthes at once.



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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #931 on: December 20, 2018, 06:08:35 PM »
Hello JL,

I hate to see this project come to a close...but...looking forward to your next venture.

Have a great holiday,
Thomas

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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #932 on: December 20, 2018, 06:14:49 PM »
And best wishes to you as well Thomas.

Yes, this has been a labour of love for some time now. It helped me over some rough health patches along the way as well.

Cheers...John

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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #933 on: December 21, 2018, 09:53:31 PM »
Originally, I was not planning on putting a roof on this section of shop, but I'm glad I did.


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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #934 on: December 21, 2018, 11:11:37 PM »
Sure ... I miss a few days and you finish the thing!

Well Done John. I hope to be able to get over in the new year to have a hands on.

Cheers

Happy Holidays

Tom
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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #935 on: December 22, 2018, 12:16:06 AM »
And all the best of the season to you as well Tom.
I will look forward to meeting you and discussing the next venture, of which, I think you have a clue..  ;)
John

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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #936 on: December 22, 2018, 01:32:58 AM »
Amazing John, the roof ads so much.
The whole diorama is just spectacular.


Dave

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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #937 on: December 29, 2018, 08:14:28 AM »
Wonderful  :praise2:  :praise2: I too am looking forward to the next project  :ThumbsUp:  :wine1:
Best regards

Roger

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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #938 on: December 30, 2018, 03:33:18 PM »
Thank you Dave and Roger.
Happy New Year!

The next project is in the gestation phase right now. Until it begins in January, I am producing four one-off photo books featuring the mill.

Book One: The Boiler House
Book Two: The Engine
Book Three: The Mill
Book Four: The Workshop

I received book one last week, but realized it was a bit 'over the top' as a large hardcover book - more like a coffee table book than a series of four books. It is pictured below.

Instead, I have gone to a much smaller softcover book at a fraction of the cost. I will post a picture of them when they are published.

As a teaser, the castings for the next project will be coming from Shropshire, UK.

Cheers...John

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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #939 on: December 30, 2018, 05:11:07 PM »
Very nice!

Where did you get the books printed?

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« Reply #940 on: December 30, 2018, 06:08:39 PM »
Hi Chris,

The book was printed in Memphis by Mimeo Photos. They were the exclusive printers for Apple.

You still  launch the site from Apple Photos, but it is seamless. Since we all depend heavily on photos in our construction threads,  the work has already been done. The. pictures we used during the writing of the thread are still there. You just drag and drop the photos you want into a pre-formatted book layout of your choice.  There are many customizable layouts available.

You can also choose from many other printing formats;   calendars, cards, prints, slideshows, etc.

Even if you don't have an Apple, I'm sure there are many online printers out there. It's just an upload click away.

Cheers...John

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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #941 on: January 07, 2019, 10:16:28 PM »
I'm one of the ones who have been silently following along, but your work has been constantly impressive.  Any chance we'll see it at the Cabin Fever expo ?
Craig

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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #942 on: January 07, 2019, 10:57:12 PM »

As a teaser, the castings for the next project will be coming from Shropshire, UK.

Cheers...John

And a wonderful choice it is as well John

Cheers

Tom
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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #943 on: January 09, 2019, 02:12:58 PM »
Thank you Craig.

Tom, I look forward to that package from England. Thanks.

Chris, here are the books I was mentioning on the other thread. They just arrived.  You will note there are four books in the series, not three.

I am very pleased with their quality. Each one came with a plastic sleeve.



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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #944 on: January 09, 2019, 02:18:44 PM »
Those are beautiful John. Having seen the pictures here on the site, I can only imagine how much better they must look in print form too.

Bill
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