Klenshyttan - Roof and chimney

This article was published Oct 22, 2016.

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Here is a nice trick! I first bought two expensive ready-made roof tile sheets. But instead of mounting them on the houses I did cover them with ordinary carpenters white glue, twice. When each layer dried out properly I have a soft slim kind of "film" which is easy to bend, cut with knife or scissor, paint with any acrylic paint. This time I did not add paint to the glue before applying it, but it could be done to improve colour, I just forgot this time. (Got the idea from Hans Hammarsten back in 2004, but he used wet printer paper, I changed to white glue instead. Later I read several done the same)

Second is a chimney for the roasting furnace. My skills with the lathe could improve, but I am ok with second try below.

roof

120457  -- first layer
120457 -- first layer
123704  -- first layer on both
123704 -- first layer on both
123810  -- after second layer dried properly
123810 -- after second layer dried properly

chimney

160522  -- first try of the chimney
160522 -- first try of the chimney
131925  -- second try in the lathe
131925 -- second try in the lathe
131938  -- another angle
131938 -- another angle
132656  -- finished
132656 -- finished
133730  -- testing height
133730 -- testing height
135635  -- a few lines with a pencil
135635 -- a few lines with a pencil
142136  -- first layer of thinned paint, more is needed
142136 -- first layer of thinned paint, more is needed
160528  -- machine house got some different colour. Original is more orange, but I like my version.
160528 -- machine house got some different colour. Original is more orange, but I like my version.