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Hand painted kitchen Coney Weston
Coney Weston was recorded in the Doomsday book as "Cunegestuna" in 1086 with a population of 16 households; 12 freemen, 3 smallholders, & 1 slave.
RAF Knettishall was built close to Coney Weston from late 1942 by W&G French and occupied by the USAF 388th Bomb Group from June 1943 until April 1945. Flying Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft they completed 306 missions, losing almost 180 aircraft to enemy action and other causes. Perhaps their most famous aircraft was called Thomas Paine (named after a son of nearby Thetford). Named at a civic ceremony in honour of Paine’s subsequent contribution to the young American colony’s quest for independence. This aircraft survived many missions until it overshot the runway and ended up in a field. Despite repairs it was subsequently retired from active service.
As with most villages signs they tell a story, the Coney Weston sign is no exception, with the Flying Fortresses and the local church of St Mary’s to be seen, in the foreground there’s a young man playing a whistle, this young musician went by the name of Robert Clarke who invented the penny whistle, after falling out with his farmer employer he took his stock of whistles and set off on foot to Manchester selling as he went, once in Manchester he started a factory and is still to this day producing tin whistles to his design.
With the kettle whistling it brings us to the latest kitchen project, this was a brand new solid oak kitchen which had been left bare from the manufactures as requested by the customer as it was to be hand painted.(love forward planning!)
Once the kitchen had been professionally fitted, I arrived on site and removed all doors, drawers etc, masked up all carcass interiors and started preparing the static items.
The Festool RTS 400 eq sanding system ensures all surfaces are properly abraded and with its second to none dust extraction the mess is kept to the minimum.
Once everything was then wiped down with a methylated spirit cloth, the first of two coats of adhesion primer were applied, then a further coat of primer undercoat was brushed to all the static components.
Over the next few days the same procedure was undertaken back at the workshop on all the doors, drawers and kick boards all with the same amount of care and attention to detail.
Once back on site, a further two top coats were applied to all the static components, then before any of the doors were re fitted, I prepared the new solid maple worktops, these were lightly sanded and then a coat of Osmo poly -x white tinted oil was applied.
Another light sanding the following day another coat of oil was applied and the new handles were fitted.
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