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Sss 120 Fenton
« on: August 30, 2016, 04:28:31 PM »

A big round top window and stonework facades set this modern home apart from the crowd. . The footprint is 3 5/8 x 4 1/4 and is a relatively easy build.  It can be done in wood but sketches are based on styrene thicknesses. If you use another material adjust dimensions accordingly. Paint parts before assembly, except where the edges glue to other parts.  Always check ahead in assembly sketches to see which surfaces may need to have paint removed before assembly.   Unfortunately I can't change any of these sketches due to a sketchup version conflict.  The only way to correct mistakes is by making notes (See below).

The building directions and materials are in the sketches, and to make your build easier you can enlarge them to full size and print them out. Read directions in assembly sketches before cutting out parts as you may want to change some sizes or cut fewer, or additional, openings.  Included sketches are: Overview sketches, Parts templates,  Assembly sketches,  and PDF's.

To print the part templates actual size, use the PDF's. Select best printer quality, set PDF zoom to 100%, and page scaling to "none" or actual size. Check your printed page to see that 3" lines are exactly 3" long. Once you have template printed, you can cut with scissors (leave a 1/8" border) and arrange on your material for maximum sheet usage. Part templates for siding are a mirror image, when needed, so that you can cut walls with siding side down (easier to cut). Be sure siding grooves are oriented correctly. Use rubber cement or Krylon Easy Tack Repositionable Adhesive to glue paper templates to your material and then just cut on lines. No measuring ! Paper comes off easily.

Cut out parts carefully using a SERB and straight edge. The best way to cut out window openings is with a corner punch. It is important to follow assembly sketches IN SEQUENCE or some parts may not fit.  If you do printable shingles, print them on full sheet label paper.

With no interior walls, you may want to put curtains inside windows.

NOTE:  Some treatment of bottom section of front gable board and batten wall will be necessary to allow stonework to lay flat.  You can either sand off battens or fill in grooves with a suitable putty like Tamiya.

NOTE: Front porch post bases are made from 3/16" stock covered with printed stone. Tops are made from 1/16" stock.

SPECIAL CHIMNEY NOTE:  Use fenpt8pdf for the chimney parts (ONLY CUT OUT THE GREEN PARTS).  Print the stonework sheet on label paper.  Use assembly drawing fena15 for chimney assembly.