I do understand if some followers had started to believe that this had become yet another neglected blog.... it hasn't; it is just that I have been busy elsewhere. I shall be back to my normal style of blogging very soon - in fact I am working on the next one already.
Our new meditation space is virtually complete, apart from the boards which need to be coated, a carpet laid, the choosing of two small table lamps and large cushions.
Specifically today I am showing the hatch raising mechanism made from recycled materials.
Incidentally the varnished boards on the end wall, were once part of a friends hotpress. (thank you Ms R). The wheel was part of the belt drive on a twin-tub, the cord the from a washing line and the ideas from my old head :)
I see one of those mysterious orbs has managed to
interject it's self into the picture
The electrical socket: I placed in a recess to
lessen it's intrusion.
The room beneath.
The large silver glass ball provides tension to the cord and pulling it downwards raises the hatch. The ball was given to us years ago and it looks as if it was once an expensive christmas decoration.
The opened hatch.
The closing gadget is an old mop handle with a brass coat hanger screwed to the pole, this idea came from my childhhood memories of having seen the Lamplighters go around the streets
with their long poles lighting the gas lamps, they had a very similar looking gadget.
That's all for now and normal service will be resumed very shortly.