To those who are following my build, I apologize about the pause in progress. I suffered the loss of a beloved family pet recently and I haven’t been in my shop much for the past few days.
It was actually my cat I had as a teen, which I left with my mom when I moved out on my own, that passed. He wasn’t young at 14, but considering he was healthy and very well cared for, his sudden passing was a bit of a shock to us all. He got sick about 6 weeks ago, started to recover, and then slowly deteriorated until we had to have him put down. He had started hiding, all day for two days, and completely stopped eating, telling us his time had come.
I had been building him a massive “cat play house” which is in my shop now. (pictured below while it was being built) It is 4’ long, 2’ wide and 4’ tall with 3 floors and a big enclosed sleeping area on the bottom. I had just finished the custom paint on the front where I added metallic blue flames and his name, “Hot Rod”, over the door. My mom was coming to pick it up later this week….
I just can’t go into the shop and look at it right now, sorry.
I’ll resume progress on the sharpening station in a day or two. I just need to get my head straight and find a place to put Hot Rod’s house where I can’t see it.
Thanks for reading, I’ll be back at it soon.
Hot Rod’s House. It had a top floor added with stair wrapping around the right column, and had the skinny columns added around the right side (dark brown, like the left has) on the bottom too. The top floor had 3” of foam padding and was upholstered with extra thick grey fleece.
I know the flames could have been better, but they were my first attempt ever, and were done with a brush.