Monday, August 30, 2010

After weeks of preparation...

Bunting 4060

... is proud to present...

THE NEW TAP BOARDS!!!

Boards and bunting 4063

Fixit did his magic on Saturday, using a jigsaw to great effect. What we have now are boards that run from wall to wall, and therefore cannot move underneath the tap-dancers. The old green boards didn't cover the entire floor space and were held in place by grip mats underneath, and although this worked reasonably well, there was still movement. Which was disconcerting, to say the least. The new system is still able to be easily packed up at the end of each day, and the lack of grip-mats underneath and gaffer tape on top means that the whole floor is much flatter, and safer.

So my new boards are completely ACE!! Fixit is a board-cutting legend. I'm so excited.

I tried them out for the first time tonight and they were fabulous to dance on. And not at all slippery.

I'm not going to think about the dings and scuffs that they received tonight. They just add character.

21 comments:

  1. Yippee! Hope you have hours and hours of tappity fun now.

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  2. Dings and scuffs are absolutely character. Which is what we say around here on a daily basis as I cringe at the latest bang/hammering/wet crepe paper application (you wouldn't believe the staining capacity of crepe paper).

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  3. fantastic! I love your signage, too. The whole setup has great charm and character. Nice work, Stomper family!!

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  4. Fixit has some skills! I have a half-tiled kitchen floor at the moment, feel free to send him round... ;)

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  5. Wow - that's a mammoth effort and you and your dancers will appreciate it so much! I don't envy you having to pack it up each night though. Mr Fixit is a legend!!!

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  6. wow look how many of them there are!

    No wonder you were going nuts painting them all!

    I thought there was like...20.

    Duh.

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  7. Well done you! I hope you tapped up a storm.

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  8. Very good team work from the Stomping / Fixing clan!

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  9. Go you! They look fab, as does the bunting.

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  10. "A patina of wear" - that's a fancy schmancy way of describing a few dings and scrapes!

    Cool boards and nice bunting!

    Makes my toes start tapping.

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  11. Oh yay to stable non moving tap boards! Much safer. Love that bunting too, tres lovely.

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  12. They'll look vintage once they get broken in, not dinged.

    Looking at those and the lovely little sheets that spell out Miss Caroline's makes me think that I, even I, could be Ginger Rogers on those hings.

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  13. That is excellent and what a great banner!!!

    Word Verification

    PANCERS

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  14. Excellent. Now, how are those caveperson costumes coming along?

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  15. Sadly Joke, those costumes are resolutely NOT sewing themselves while I get distracted on twitter and facebook. So unfair.

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  16. OMG Fixit just attained Sainthood in my eyes! How lucky you are.

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