Sunday, 12 April 2009

Project Atelier: Phase One update

Spent most of the day yesterday, and part of today, clearing out the new studio, with grateful thanks for the assistance of G who was necessarily ruthless and uncompromising with my hoarding instincts.

Found items: Great Uncle Art's cornet, three hurricane lamps, a nautical rescue line, an aircraft wheel, two very old clocks, a cricket scorer, flags from several different countries, a chord changer, a pencil pointer, a strange gadget with a handle and a compass on top attached to a stethoscope type thing, an altimeter, four doorbells, an airspeed indicator, springs of all dimensions, reels of old film from the 1930s, nails, nuts, bolts, washers, screws, rivets of every size and shape known to man (and some that aren’t) in industrial quantities, fibre glass and its associated chemicals, every conceivable type of sticky tape, rope, string, bungees [am I boring you yet?] little drills, big drills, massive drills, more drill bits and attachments than it’s sane to possess, huge quantities of scrap metal and wood, enough tools to kit out an entire DIY store – twice, sanders, grinders, polishers, buffers, waxers [I’m boring myself now], incredibly shaped drawing instruments, the biggest chisels I’ve ever seen, two car battery chargers, two multimeters, books on aircraft stressing, mechanics, engineering, electrics, physics, maths, meteorology, radio communication, a radio for listening to air traffic control, garden loungers, garden chairs, shovels, rakes, forks, hoes, shears, a tree branch lopper ridiculous numbers of flower pots … and this list is by no means exhaustive…


  1. And dead spiders.

  2. The live ones are lulling us into a false sense of security...