Chapter 104 was for making one of the hanging lamps which I already did so now onto 105 which is all tiling. Since I had a nice break from tiling in my last week’s work, I need to buckle down and get some more tiles on this roof.
Since each one needs to be matched up somewhat and then clamped into place, the first row is always slow going. Plus the tiles are so bowed, I have to wait for the glue to set up. The other difficulty was when I clamped the pieces into place, they were breaking the fragile thin eave wood underneath. So I then I had to come up with a new way to clamp them without fracturing the wood. I used some extra bits of wood to distribute the pressure over numerous under eave decoration pieces. It seemed to work but the damage was already done on one side at least. But perhaps since we can’t really see the underside of that part of the roof, I can repair it somehow.
|Trying to distribute the clamp force and avoid more damage on the eaves|
|Flattening the tiles after heating them with a hair dryer.|
|Tiny holes drilled for eventual lantern hanging.|
|This chapter's tiles in place.|