Plasterboard carving


Saturday, May 19, 2007

So I’ve had a hole in my kitchen wall for weeks since the water pipes were sunk into the wall. After getting advice on how best to fill the hole I was advised to use plasterboard.

I’ve never used plasterboard but after 2hours of cutting and carving I managed to get it filled ready for a skim of plaster and then the tiles. So here’s what you do when you have a hole in your kitchen wall…

plasterboard 1

Protect the work surface and surrounding bit’s and bobs. Make yourself a newspaper template of the hole, trace it onto a bit of plasterboard and I used a fret saw to cut out the main shape.

plasterboard 2

Stick it in the hole and you’ll probably find it doesn’t fit! Dont worry, grab a craft knife and carve bits off, checking regually.

plasterboard 3

You may also find that the pipes aren’t set back in the wall enough and rub against the board. You’ll need to remove some of the boards back. I used a claw hammer, it’s very messy!

Then whack it in the hole and job done! Ready for plaster skim. Phew!

Transformer – JetFire illustration


Saturday, April 7, 2007

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Transformer JetFire illustration, illustrated in Flash and featured in Computer Arts magazine.

Transformers work in progress…


Monday, April 2, 2007

transformer

Seeing as Transformers the Movie is just around the corner I’ve had a hunt around for some vintage Transformer toys. My thanks to Michael for the loan of this one – JET.

Above shows work in progress and will be available for prints when completed. Illustrated in Flash.

Next up the kitchen…


Monday, February 5, 2007

kitchen 1

I’ve actually started work on this but unfortunately put my back out lifting the units! Right that’s enough about the flat, next entry has to be design/art related!!

Kitchen 2

Update 08.03.07
After a long day’s work the work surfaces are in, Hob, Sink, Fridge and Washing Machine! When they say in the fitting instructions that you need two people to fit a work surface… they really do mean it.

My top tip for plumbing in taps is to buy flexi pipes for connections. Get’s you round all those awarkward spaces under sinks.

Front room done!!


Monday, February 5, 2007

front room

Above Before and After

I’m please to say that I’ve finally completed the front room! Over the last few months this room has had:

* New windows fitted
* Wiring rewired and chased into wall
* Walls stripped and preped
* Skirting boards fitted through out
* New fireplace and fire fitted
* Papered and finally painted