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Thread: On Our Next Episode of "This Old Mouse"

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    Let's see if we make it through the first attempt, eh? If so, I'll bring it to you in August and you can wear it home under your shirt like an expectant mum :wink:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Beccaberry, post: 307472
    Let's see if we make it through the first attempt, eh? If so, I'll bring it to you in August and you can wear it home under your shirt like an expectant mum :wink:
    You've got a deal!:wink:

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    Step 2: Buy More Stuff
    Because you can never have too much "stuff" right?

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    Purchased today: glue, fittings, and a 3 1/2 inch hole saw.

    What? The instructions called for a 3 1/4 inch hole saw, you say? Well yes it did, but Jon felt like that was too small and thought the 3 1/2 would be better (we'll chat more about this later).

    Step 3: Reinforcements for the Crafter!
    Jon hates that I'm calling him a "crafter." He says he feels like he should be hot gluing doilies and punching out shapes with a Cricut. I pointed out that the fact that he even KNOWS what Cricut is means he's a "crafter". We've agreed to disagree.

    Entenmann's Lemon Pound Cake. This started out as a full loaf. Crafting is hard work.

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    Step 4: Measure Once, Cut Once.
    Wait, What?

    Luckily, there was a slight seam around the center of the globe, and the smallest pinpoint at the absolute middle. From there, we measured down 4 inches. This is where we would drill our lead holes.

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    Step 5: Hold Your Breath.
    This is where it gets real.

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    Drill at the ready, prepare to begin sawing (drilling? cutting?) Whatever. Make a hole, people!

    Step 6: Exhale. Admire your hole.
    Unless you've shattered it. In which case, grab your keys and your credit card, you're headed back to the Depot.

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    Step 7: Glue the Ear Globe On.
    What? The hole is too big?? How did that happen?? I followed the directions exac...oh, wait. Never mind, it'll work.

    We applied the glue to the base ledge of the smaller globe and then slipped it into the "head". The 3.5 was, shall we say, roomy...but worked. I think the 3 1/4 would have been a better fit, but no big deal. We then bungy-d the ear to the head to allow it to dry.

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    Next step...EAR #2!
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    It's looking good






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    Step 8: Ear #2
    What the directions DON'T tell you!

    Interestingly enough, NONE of the directions tell you how to bungee the SECOND ear to the head - so we improvised. Blue painters tape! Easy on, easy off - and holds securely.

    It's starting to take shape now!

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    It's looking really good, dare I say I like the ears






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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendy, post: 307874
    It's looking really good, dare I say I like the ears
    You know? ME TOO!

    So here's a bit of a mid-step - until next weekend when we can do a bit more work at it -

    This is the finished shell I think it turned out quite nice!!

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    It does look very nice!

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    It's looking good






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