Today is the Whittier Elementary annual fall carnival, so around 5pm we are going to crack open some beers and take a well deserved break. But first, lets get to work!
Wade Ambrose reported for duty today and tackled the remaining items to be painted on Ollivanders.
Wade hit Quality Quittich Supply as well.
Mike Walker dropped the rest of the brackets by today and OMG, these things are amazing. His attention to detail and the curves are brilliant. The funny thing is, he never did this kind of bending before this week and went out and bought a bender specifically for this project. This dude is uber talented!
I was able to finish up the Madam Malkin’s detail piece last night, and got it up today along with the door trim.
Nate dropped the corbels by today, so I put a couple together, sanded, up and ready for paint.
It was a shop day for me building a couple things for Madam Malkins, which hasn’t got much love until now. The detail above all the Malkins I have seen are ridiculous, and I tried to capture it the best I could.
Was able to throw together Malkins window frame.
The doors are going to need some realistic looking details, time to print!
Haley put some red paint on Quality Quittich Supplies after school.
I prepped some art for Nate over at Kerf Design who is going to cut a bunch of corbels for me with his massive CNC machine. 🙂
Today was more trim on some of the shops. Finished up the Ollivanders door trim.
Put up some trim around the Quality Quittich Supply windows.
Went over to Bill’s yard today and grabbed these downspouts that were perfect for Ollivanders. The bottom section was already bent and no modification was needed.
Tim came by today to help out, so I put him to work on the door steps and shop trim. Before he got started I need to draw out some plans on each of the shops he was working on so that I could get down what was in my head so he could have something to go on.
I finished up the Eeylops trim today and Haley got started on paint first thing when she got home from school. We have all been giddy with anticipation to start seeing paint go on.
Bill worked on the sky bridge roof today and that added a lot to the sight line down the alley.
Mike stopped by today to talk about metal sign brackets. He is excited to make some for the project and is going to get started right off, so stoked!
Kurt from Geekwire stopped by this afternoon and dug the project. He is going to come back later in the week for an official interview and some photos.
Today was a great day and the weather is supposed to be amazing all week, so excited. I was able to put up the Ollivanders door and trim it out. I completed a lot of the trim on the Ollivanders turrets.
I found a really cool Hogwarts crest on Thingiverse, printed it, painted it and got it up on Quality Quittich Supplies.
I have been saving all the scrap pieces of 2×3’s and 2×4’s to use on the brick wall entrance. I slapped some on today.
I received and email today from Kurt Schlosser over at Geekwire and he is interested in writing up a piece on this project, how exciting!
Bill and James, along with his son Conor, came to help today. We managed to get a roof on Florish and Blotts as well as some really cool structure to the sky bridge roof. I found these really cool circular columns in Bill’s yard that I salvaged.
I found and printed some really cool lanterns from Thingiverse, these things are perfect!
Tyler, a Celtic soccer coach and now family friend, brought by some goodies from his brothers shop in Ballard, Ballywho Curiosity Shop. These things are going to add so much great character and detail to the #diagonalleyproject!
Achim showed up today in a big way! We did some work in the morning then went to Lowe’s to grab some more wood at noon. Not only did he buy lunch but he insisted on buying the lumber as well. Blessed to have such generous friends.
Achim focused on adding faces to all the window boxes I slapped up earlier in the day. We rocked some of the facade trim together as well. Always a productive day working with Achim.
That allowed me to focus on the Ollivanders’ turret trim, sqwee!
The golden snitch print is finished, but not digging the wings because they are too ridged. Think I need to print some with white NinjaFlex. And for the record I absolutely love my Lulzbot Taz 6 printer.