After a little more sanding, test fitting, and planning for wires I painted it black. It looks glossy because it’s wet, but it will dry a flat black.
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Location: Central Michigan
Here's a little about me and my shop.
I have always liked woodworking although most of it was projects done out of necessity with very few (sometimes crude) tools, in a cramped garage.
In the fall of 2003 we purchased a recently built pole barn, and an old trailer house on 6 acres of hardwoods, just 30 minutes north of our home. Finally I would have a place for a shop, and storage for my toys (motorcycles, boat, and tractor.)
Woodworking is my HOBBY, and I hope it's going to stay that way. Over the years I have turned other hobbies into a second job (make money, to further fund the hobby). I have learned that this is the quickest way lose a HOBBY, and gain a JOB. When you have a contracted obligation to do something, you'd better really love to do it!!! I love woodworking when I feel like doing something creative, but I want the option to walk away.
-- Rick, Michigan, rick.blodgettoil.com
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I had to take a break from working on this project for over a week (life got in the way)… But, Sunday afternoon my son Cody came to help work on it… He brought his assortment of pedals and we soon realized that space was quickly running sh...
I started the insert… I purposely sized it to be a ‘snug’ fit into base… Cut the parts, cut rabbet’s for the joints… test fitted that ‘snug’ fit… Glued and nailed it together, only then to realize that the good ‘snug’ fit in the b...