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Love it!! I keep wanting our cellar door to be transformed into what looks like a broom cupboard.

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that's very clever..

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And did you read the comments to Stryker after he posted his pics and instructions? His next project's in building his kids a roller coaster in their back garden! Wonderful.

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as I said very clever!

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Are YOU that handy, T???

Bet Gary could make both!!

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Don't want to steal Pil's thread. In my old house I had attic storage you lowered down from the ceiling.
The ceiling was gridded off, like the wall of an English pub. Fourteen in deep by twenty-four inch wide boxes, similar to what a bookcase looks like. The wood panel for the front stayed up in the attic.
The bottom of these boxes matched the ceiling, the tops were cut at an angle the slope of the roof.
The closer to the outside wall, the shorter the box height, because of the roof.
Although they were balance weighted, most of the larger ones used a winch hidden in the outside wall. Similar to those used to raise and lower basketball nets in a gym.

When my kids were little, I built a train track around the perimeter of the back yard. Turned out to be a much simpler job than I thought it would be. The track itself was nothing more than 3/4 inch electrical conduit, screwed down to black band iron strips.
I used belt pulleys in place of the wheels on some of the riding toys, but also had several old metal push-pedal toys from my era, the rubber tires of which dry rotted decades earlier. These are what determined the width of the track.
The track was close enough to the ground that the grass was taller, so mowing was not a problem, and you couldn't see it from the street.

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You see!!!? Gary - you're an inventor!! I bet you could easily make hidden doors and secret passages!

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gary and silja should get together... she's very handy as well.

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Yes, I remember you saying. I admire people who're capable with their hands and who can get on and do/make things.

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Trouble is, I don't do anything anymore other than sit at a desk and work until the cows come home.

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You've deserved it to sit back for a change Gary, even though you might wish you could do more. At least we all know who to ask when we haven't a clue about mechanical things, blah blah. : )

Btw, I enjoyed your "Yardstick" story again, even if only in part, this time.

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Hi Icey

I was told this link will bring someone to all the book posts.

http://microcerpt.com/dutchrhudy/

LB&Y is complete in four posts.

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Yes thank you - I think I posted on your writer's corner. Got them!

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