I’ve been working on the shelves the boss wanted in the kid’s room. She wanted them white, so, after doing my research I went with poplar (inexpensive and takes paint well). I’ve got everything together, and all sanded nice. I’m actually pretty proud of how well the butt joints look after vigorous sanding.
I did a disservice to my work when I was rushing through the first coat of paint. I ended up with a lot of drips that dried. Found out that there is not a lot of information on what to do with dried drips when painting wood. My conclusion was to use a sharp paint scraper to lift off the uneven areas, sand and put more coats on. I’m not sure if a paint scraper can be sharpened, so I think I’m going to return that in favor of just a sharp chisel. I might go as far as buying another chisel just to have for scraping gunky material like this. I’ll just have to keep it sharp.
This all brings me back to my circle of shop needs. I’m trying to make a sharpening station, but to do so, I have to make some cuts on my TS. But I don’t want to make any cuts on my TS until I have my HF DC installed; I haven’t bough that yet, since I haven’t found the right coupon. In the mean time, I wanted to finish up my air cleaner, which requires me to make some cuts on my TS. But I don’t want to make any cuts on my TS…
You get the picture.