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Old 10-28-2011, 04:26 AM   #16
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This wall cladding you are using...is that the same stuff that was used at one time for roofing?

I know the Aussie's are big on metal roofing, is it the same in Nazillun?

Now, the roofing shingles look exactly like the type we have here called "Harmony" and made by BP. Yes..no?
The walls are old roofing sheets. Still very popular here though its losing ground to concrete tiles and asphalt shingles because steel prices are so high now. The modern version is not as good as it used to be, i think the galvanising is thinner now - I am replacing 20 year and 50 year old roofs that have the same amount of corrosion in the same areas! I will be doing one in a few weeks, will post some pics for you.
The aussies are big on metal roofing too.
www.roof.co.nz is one of our suppliers' websites.
The shingles are Certainteed Landmark Premium, the colour is Graphite. Those "Harmony" shingles are on a few roofs here but no one imports them anymore which is a pain when they need repair because they are wider and longer than what we have available these days.

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Old 10-28-2011, 04:41 AM   #17
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I now have most of the walls done, though I probably won't have time to do much more for a couple of weeks because I have 2 reenactment events back to back. This weekend I have to do the copper rim on a Greek "aspis" (shield) I have been making over a number of evenings. I fly to Australia on Friday 4 nov for a reenactment of the Battle of Marathon, and we are taking part in a Armistice Day event the following weekend.
Thank God for the local woodturning club, that aspis was too big for my lathe!

P.S. No, I didn't break the window, it was like that when I got it! Another job to do...
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:45 PM   #18
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Yikes!

I used to craft and sell maille ('chainmail') to Renaissance re-enacters and sell maille cord wallet chains, etc. to a local skate shop.

But you're on a whole 'nother level. lol
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The aspis is awesome! . . . Totally jealous over here.
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:34 AM   #20
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The aspis is now complete with its copper rim. It was a quicker job than I expected, so I had time in the afternoon to do a couple of much needed handyman jobs around the (rather neglected) place I board at in Auckland when I am working there, i.e fit a shower caddy, replace the cracked toilet seat, tidy my truck toolbox and a sort out of the club "war room" which was in a terrible state!

Still to do before Friday: Polish all my brass/copper equipment, wrap the aspis in corrugated cardboard, and pack ready for the flight on Friday morning. Not to mention that I have the woodturning club meeting on Tuesday night. Once I arrive in Sydney, the carrying cord on the aspis needs final adjustment for length once I am in the presence of other hoplites to help. I am participating in this: http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/f...thon/main.html

I will post pics after the event.
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The Battle of Marathon reenactment was well worth the trip. I now have plenty of ideas for improvements to my own Greek kit, and ideas for projects that will benefit both my Greek and Roman impressions (beds, chairs etc) Once the workshop is finished...which may be a while, next weekend I have a Roman event, after that its time for me to move house...
Here's some pics.
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Way cool - I love it.
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Here's some pics from the Armistice event I was involved in the weekend before last.
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Now I am back to the serious business of DIY; my next project is underway. That involves moving a house from a site in Auckland onto my property. Last weekend, I helped the site owner clear the trees from the front of the property, then I removed the baseboards from the back of the house. I would have done more, but had to keep the place dog proof until they move out this Saturday. I also had a tidy up at my place & mowed the grass and took down part of the back fence to give the truck access.
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Moving a house?! WTF.
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Now I am back to the serious business of DIY; my next project is underway. That involves moving a house from a site in Auckland onto my property. Last weekend, I helped the site owner clear the trees from the front of the property, then I removed the baseboards from the back of the house. I would have done more, but had to keep the place dog proof until they move out this Saturday. I also had a tidy up at my place & mowed the grass and took down part of the back fence to give the truck access.
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Moving a house?! WTF.
Yes you read right, its not uncommon here. Half the price of building new and I get a solid native timber house not cheap chipboard and pvc siding.
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It's trucked nearly whole, or fully disassembled?
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I had a busy day today; the rest of the baseboards are off now, down pipes removed and the roof lowered except for the ridge beam and a few rafters supporting it that I will deal with tomorrow.
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It's trucked nearly whole, or fully disassembled?
Its shifted nearly whole. Larger houses get shifted in 2 or more sections.

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