Some things are just in built aren't they Stu, you've had a fascination with wildlife from a very early age and spent your years seeking it out and being around it. Living where you do you have great access to the critters, where as many of us are in towns and cities and commute everywhere so we only get fleeting glimpses and never really know what's just behind the hedge. I will admit since seeing your photos and reading your posts, I do tend to be more vigilant and look out for wildlife, although while out yesterday I saw a big ol' bird but was quite far away, other than that saw a bucket load of sheep, cows and crows 😆Pete thanks real kind really really kind..........mum told me the nature stuff was in me before I could walk, i'd crawl to a french door type wiindow and she would lie beside me trying to work out what had me entranced and there was always sommit a mouse a bird a beastie .......... I guess that's how I bumble into stuff, probably being doing it over half a century, the hows are not totally concious but i've learnt to trust my guts. It seems bonkers to say I can feel a need to be somewhere, and follow that, so many images come from that mate, sounds silly and wishy washy in print. I think it's in all of us bro, but ,we as a collective just don't hear it anymore,as our society drifts away from the natural world we are sort of loosing a skillset that I sort of am hanging on to. ????.............. The other side is all the incredible and amazing image makers that have helped me bro.... they have spent so much time on me mate, if there is anything in my images. a huge credit is owed, a dept to those lads ,and lasses mate, that push me.........I'm like you with leccy in the digi world Pete it's a ruddy knife fight me using photoshop but still they help...it's proper heart warming mate they have astounding ability and they help a scumbag like me.
Hmm see life is like this mate as much as anything throws ya like leccy for you, or me an post processing images or writing ( Eng lang stuffs me bro)............ if ya keep coming back at it over and over, maybe ya wont master it...but ya can learn enough to get by and possibly more. As with our vans mate each of us is different we are all given things we are naturally more gifted at and things we struggle like hell with. The struggles maybe can't be beat in a lifetime, but ya can do a good job of messing with them.
Pete do go and dig some images out of a male sparrow hawk I can't show you one image of my own mate, see if you can find Chris Packem and a bird called "Max".as they get older the orange becomes more dominant,, they live along side us but few really see 'em cause they are so damn fast so damn fast. Their party trick is to hunt a hedge real low the prey then flushes upwards out of the hedge, a flick of the wing and they kill upside down above the hedge....it's all happening under our noses bro we just don't see it anymore
Oh and yes please on the 'eads up sorry for the long posts bro, I guess it's passion and wanting to share all that, stuff
I am slowly learning about electrics, I often have to design in led strip lights and other light fittings into my designs at work so need to know how they all go together, will gradually learn more and more and hopefully understand it better.
Will give that a google, do like watching programs with Chris, very interesting viewing and you can feel his enthusiasm as he talks about the subject.
Never say never Stu, anything is possible and the level of craftsmanship already shown I can't see any reason why you wouldn't be able to achieve what you're planning.Softly ripped back in to router mode today........not quite sure whether i'l be able to pull this one off , aiming for some curved overhead lockers, but it will be a big ask. Kinda got myself between a rock and a hard place. I'm still slowly varnishing a couple of bits as being dog ruff allows building the coats The only other thing I was really going to do bar the lockers for the mo is buiild a sort of little plinth. . This plinth thingy as I call it sits between the window on the drivers side and the back of my rearmost tall cupboard on top of the work top. It's basically there to house switches 'n' sockets 240 sockets USB cig lighter socket water pump walls control...BMV 712...that type of stuff. The rock'n'hard place is basically the height of it as it will mate up to the overhead lockers and being curved sods i'm a bit at a loss to nab that measurement.
I have already made the curved doors yonks back but was going to put this locker thing off until later, basically so I could finish the build and play camping before the summer ended, But obviously I've missed all that being so ruddy slow. I'm basically hoping to preddy much hang the lockers...build them off a bit of a length of the work top, but that top bit is gonna be a pig to make, I'll double up the WT on the bit that's most visible ,so it will sit a gnat's under the pop top base board, There are all manner of obstacles like the pop hydraulic struts and also the slope of the roof down to where it meets the van sides which all sort of relate to me little leccy plinth. Sp i've set my mind to attacking the oak first if I can sort that then the rest should follow. Seen as I need to graft to grab funds for the lith battery etc to finish the leccy side I may as well may use of the time window and attack said lockers...leastways that's the plan at this time. as always we'll see where it all falls. shame really wanted to play making pics of the build this weekend sort of got over the heat ache of loosing that leveret shoot but never got the time. Have preddy much nailed down what sockets and surrounds we want to use now and hopefully a supplier which has taken an age
Ha I always knew this would be slow
Your plinth sounds like a worktop upstand or back splash (tomarto / tomato), is it going to overhang the bottom line of your side window? The construct must be circa 100mm high if you're having 3 pin sockets, could be lower if you're only installing switches,12v and usb sockets. You're wanting curved overhead lockers, and then the upstand extends up to this, would it help if the lockers had a flat on the underside, depth to match the same as your plinth, would make things much easier and still retain the visual look I think you're going for.
Either way you'll crack it mate