Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Boring Bit


Following some comments and questions about the cakestand post, I have asked Bob for advice about making these. He says

  • practise on an old plate first
  • mark the centre spot carefully [with a Sharpie]
  • start drilling on the underside
  • drill slowly, with steady pressure
  • use water as a lubricant whilst you drill
  • once the tip breaks through to top surface, stop!
  • once tip starts to break through, use less pressure
  • turn the plate over, finish from top side
  • do not overtighten the screws when you assemble the stand

He certainly knows the drill!


Grateful to my good friends Jean and Kara from church [they are Mother&Daughter Education Professionals Par Excellence, when it comes to Preschool and Foundation Stage] who have texted me to say that ELF = Early Learning Facilitator “We call the person that when they are either observing the children, or ‘playing’ with them  and extending their learning”. So now we know – Thanks J&K!!


  1. Glad you found out what ELF was all about I was intrigued :)

    Happy Birthday !

  2. Just noticed from Living a Slow and Simple Life that it's your birthday. Hope it's a good one!

  3. Happy birthday, hope it was a good one. Thanks for enlightening us about the ELF. Vee x

  4. I was wondering if it was something to do with elf n safety!!


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