Wednesday, January 29, 2014

100 The Navajo Mining Railway - Depot Shakes Ctd...

I'm going to spend about 45 minutes putting shakes on the roof.

This is a slow, painstaking process, but an excellent way to learn patience and attention to detail.  I put on some easy listening music (Pink Floyd) and proceeded to shake!  I put the glue on a bit heavier than normal to give some hold to the shakes.

Slowly but surely, three rows are completed.  I'm careful to keep them straight and to try to overlap them as much as possible.

The silver grey color comes out well, along with some natural browns already in the wood.  Four lines done!

Here we wrap up the night with five lines done.  Yes, it takes time, but the effect is striking when its complete.  You can't get a roof like this, even with laser shingles.

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