Fury and Bernard are going to have a go at some woodwork today! They’ve got Fury’s tools, and a selection of timber.
Bernard is eyeing up this sheet of timber, I wonder what he’ll make?
Fury is getting busy sawing up some sticks, she’s clearly got a project in mind.
There! Fury has made some rustic crates – ideal for storing vegetables in, or to make up as a hamper maybe.
And Bernard… Gosh! That chest of drawers is amazing. We never knew you were so talented Bernard!
We’re going to have a go at some string art today! We’ve got string, pins, and a template. We’re going to stick them into a piece of balsa, painted black. You could use corrugated card, or polystyrene.
First thing to do is to lay the template on the wood, and put pins, or nails, in round the edge. We’re putting one at each corner and a few inbetween. Fury’s got her big hammer to tap them in with.
Now, Nano is going to take the thread and go for a walk in and out of the pins! He goes all round the edge first, then back and forwards to fill in with a random pattern.
Now Nano, you can pick it up. What? It’s too heavy? It can’t be, it’s only balsa!
Oh Fury! I think you’ve nailed it to the floor!
I was outside, servicing me truck earlier, when Winston came by, He said he’d got something I might be interested in…
Cor! Look at the size of that rocket! I’ve gotta have that to let off tomorrow night! Imagine lighting that blue touchpaper!
So me and Winston negotiated a price and the deal was done.
Everyone who came by was very excited about the prospect of such a big rocket.
Oh heck, Arnold’s coming! Quick, stand in front of it, he’ll have a fit!
What’s that Arnold? Nah, we’re just hanging out, you know. Nothing goin’ on.
Drat, he’s spotted it….
Well, he’s given us all a lecture on the dangers of fireworks and then he’s only gone and confiscated it!
I’ll have to get me biscuit back off Winston… Winston! Come back ‘ere!
Fury here. I went to Warrington FabLab to have a go at casting metal in sand. Funny looking folk over there.
First thing you have to do is push some special sand through a sieve to get the lumps out. Then you pack it into a metal frame, like making a sandcastle.
Then you put the thing you want to make a cast of onto the surface of the sand, and put another frame on top and fill that with sand too.
Then, when you lift the top frame off, very carefully, and pick out the model of the thing, you’ve got a hole the exact same shape in the sand! This is going to be an axe!
There’s a hole, to pour the metal into. What do you mean you can’t pour metal? You can, when you’ve turned the heat up to gas mark 21!
And in goes the metal! You know the mould is full, when you see the metal in the second hole. Now, it has to cool down for 24 hours. I’m hoping they’ll send us a picture of the finished thing!
Anyway, after all that hard work, we needed some dinner, so we went to IKEA. Now, which to have, meatballs with JAM?! or chicken and chips? Or perhaps, a nibble of each…
I’ve been out exploring on this farm we’re staying on and woohoo! I found a tractor. Yeah! Now I can have some fun.
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It’s all getting very busy on the Vaarklife Festival site! Fury arrived early with a trailer load of stuff. Then she used the crane to hoist the Glamping Pods into place, under Winston’s instructions.
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Fury and I went to
Liverpool Make Fest on Saturday. Fury felt right at home straight away on the Girls With Drills stand, and was glad she wore her teeshirt.
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