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Blog series by robscastle updated 04-16-2015 05:20 AM 2 parts 3986 reads 17 comments total

Part 1: Gold discovered at The Castle

03-26-2015 08:16 AM by robscastle | 8 comments »

You may have seen the Mad Jesters Coffin post. Well I saw it and I was impessed. So a trip to the Art Shed was in order for some Gold leaf. Location:274 Montague Road (corner of Scott Street) West End QLD 4101 Brisbane AustraliaPhone: (07) 38461330Fax: (07) 3846 3330 y I also found some Copper and Silver leaf as well. I opened the Gold pack for a practice run It is used with a bonding adhesive called size. I cut a small piece of wood drilled a hole in it and ...

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Part 2: Letter box and house sign make over

04-16-2015 05:20 AM by robscastle | 9 comments »

The month of April saw me involved with getting The Castle repainted, all the wooden bits of course.I had a painter do all the high house area and I did the stairs and ancillarys. I cannot show you the stairs as they are not wood. The letter box was looking a bit jaded as well so I was going to buy a new Number two to modernise it. But when I saw the cost of them I wondered if they had been made from gold, this got me thinking, and I decided to gold leaf the existing No 2 as a work ...

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