Re-Clutter your Life (#Terraintober Immersion marker Project) Part 17 – Swedish Hayrack (hässja)

This Part 17 of a series of a fair few posts, Part 1 (link here) gives an overview and the philosophy applied to the series – cheap, simple and fun.

Today we are doing a Swedish Hayrack (hässja), the key here isn’t the type of hayrack but the material we use which works perfect for the 15mm scale.

Anyway here is a nice slow video now how they are made for real.

We will try to do something representing this on the table.

Mark up some bases (I used 80mm bases, working at a 15mm scale here)
I drilled some holes
Then I added some 30mm long cocktail sticks (I cut off the tops a little bit)
Glue
Secure
Then use some cocktail sticks (mine fitted perfectly, but you could cut them if they do not fit, most of it will be covered anyway)
Glue on three
I bought some steel wool from Amazon
Cut out some thin slices (about 1 cm)
Paint up the base with the sticks
The add the pieces in layers, I put superglue on the stick structure
I added three strips on each side, then a small layer on top. But did not take a picture, when dry I used PVA glue and a brush to shape the structure make sure the PVA totally soaks the material, down strokes is the key movement here.
Then paint it – however, you need to wait until the PVA is fully dry as steel wool rust within minutes with any exposure to humidity. You might have to repaint a few times as paint might provoke some further rust, but the PVA should create a little bit of a protection.

SO PATIENCE IS THE KEY HERE.

It kind of works, might try to use some spray matt varnish next time perhaps.

And that budget, well had to buy that steel wool so we are now at £20.92 in total.

Tomorrow we are doing a really lazy project.

/ Hope that was of some interest

12 thoughts on “Re-Clutter your Life (#Terraintober Immersion marker Project) Part 17 – Swedish Hayrack (hässja)

  1. I’ve used steel wool to make bushes in the past and spraying it with an enamel coat has stopped it rusting at all (oil based – same as DIY manuals tell you to touch over exposed nails or screws in wall with an oil-based paint before applying any emulsion)!

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