Monthly Archives: October 2012

Crowns stripped and primed

Big thanks to Robin Torrie who last week stripped the crowns. This really allows the detail of the crowns to be seen. Originally, these would have been golden – either gilded or painted. I was out today giving the bare … Continue reading

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More sanding…and things to do

A bit more work during the week, and today with Tim,  sanding the old paint back and preparing the surface for painting.   Robin said he’ll have a go at stripping the paint from the four crowns, these will probably … Continue reading

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Secure lock fitted

  A pretty decent mortice lock has been installed by Maclaren Locksmiths, Bridge Street.  They modified a standard lock to fit within the narrow door rail.  A couple of other additional security measures will be implemented at a later date, … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Phonebox

Here’s an idea suggested by Charles Saywell (a member of Porty Dads) – “Growing tomatoes – a possible use for the telephone box? We saw this when we went to the World Stone Skimming Championships on the Isle of Easdale … Continue reading

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Finally starting the renovation

Finally starting the renovation

Many thanks to Geoff his boys and Tim for lending a hand today. All the plastic and remnant glass panes were removed, the residual sealant mostly removed and the outside had an initial sanding. It was a beautiful, sunny Saturday morning with lots of people passing on the way to the shops and stopping to chat and ask about the project. A couple were concerned that we were dismantling it to remove the kiosk but very pleased to hear that the kiosk is staying.

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Intriguing…

Intriguing...

A local photographer has hung a photograph on the inside wall of the kiosk… guerilla art?

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Help needed

Weather permitting I’m hoping to start some preparation on the inside/outside of the phone box this weekend.   If anyone is around to help -probably Saturday morning – please drop me a line and we’ll arrange to meet up.  Thanks.

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