Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Layout Progress - May 16, 2011

I realized I hadn't put up a new post in a while. Mostly that's because I haven't done a ton of work and I waffled somewhat, almost to the point of taking down the two decks and going with a single one. Luckily, I have a wise wife that said just build on what you got, stop over-thinking. So the progress that has been made so far is centered around backdrops. I cut up a bunch of pieces of hardboard (note to self, have Lowes/HD do this next time since it's very dusty) of various sizes and kind-of slotted them in around the layout. My dad then came over and helped put up a couple of them. Unfortunately, we over bent one and it snapped in our hands and another "dented" while attached. A third one is still up and going strong, but I'm probably going to take it down and go with putting the hardboard into the corners square and using aluminum flashing to round the corners. Here are some photos of the pieces sitting in place awaiting to be mounted to the benchwork.

I'm hoping I can get back into the basement over the next few weeks and get the backdrop up as well as do some more benchwork (more on that in another post).


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