Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mould

From the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:
mould v To shape the frame or skeleton of a boat or vessel by the use of thin strips of wood formed in the intended shape and proportions of the craft, or by a model; freq in phr mould out.
T 43/8-64 You had your mould to go by—you couldn't make any mistake. You mould out your frame by your mould and a rising-board, or a model if you prefer. T 178/9-65We'd have a mould, and he was marked; and then another board, a risin' board. We only mould all the midship timbers, but then we'd batten her out.


And did I get a framer and shaper - well maybe not of a boat but certainly of kitchen cabinets and handmade doors.


Above are the old handmade cabinets from eighty years ago that I was reluctant to demolish to accommodate the dishwasher.

Gordon-The-Gift presented me with this magnificent carpentry yesterday:



What I really want to do is haul my bed into the kitchen and sleep with these beauties as my dishwasher purrs sexily beside me.

14 comments:

  1. Bind Gordon-the-Gift to your bosom with hoops of steel. A carpenter like that is hard to find.

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  2. Is it a hardship to go without the cabinet space?

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  3. Twain:
    You and I have good taste m'dear!
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  4. Tessa:
    He is now putting together the doors for the little island that faces my dining room and he's working out the stain colour to match the old cupboards with coffee.
    I'm going to bronze him!
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  5. Nora:
    LOL I have more cupboard space now as the shelves are much deeper and better placed.
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  6. He's done an excellent job. And that looks like a very swish, state-of-the-art dishwasher.

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  7. Nick:
    Yes, I can't get over it and he's back making doors for the little island today. Master craftsman.
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  8. Looking good WWW! Give that man a huge Gold Star!

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  9. T:
    It gets better - I've actually gained more space and he has now stained the island doors to match everything. What a guy! There should be a Gordon in everyone's life!
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  10. GM:
    I'll see how he feels about a trip to Belfast and I'll look up the airmail costs for you ;^)
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