Wednesday proved to be a challenging day for me as I had noticed when I was leaving to take Tom to school that the wind had lifted the shingle (role type) that’s on the porch roof. Mental note to fix it when the wind died down. Well I forgot to do it when I returned home, too caught up in sanding the bed. So I’m in the shop working away when my wife gets home and tells me that it has come completely up. Wow and just when I was about to go from 80 to 150 grit! Afternoon ruined along with a pair of pants that I got roofing tar on. I did get it repaired until I can get a guy in to fix it correctly this spring.
Yesterday was a much better day for me completing the rest of the sanding on the bed and even applying the first coat of finish on the head and foot board. I put up cloths line across the shop that I threaded binder clips through so that I could hang all 33 spindles at one time by a tenon as they dried. This idea worked out well for me and I was even able to hang the foot and head board rails in the same fashion while they dried.
I have a lot of little things to do this morning before I can get into the shop to lightly sand the first coat of finish with 220 grit sand paper. Tom wants pan cakes for breakfast from McDonald’s before school, the dog has to go to the groomers (she smells like a wet cat), then I am meeting my oldest son for coffee prior to going to the bank and grocery store. I have a planning meeting tomorrow afternoon from 1-3 for Webelos resident camp this summer. With any luck I might get to do some wood working before Monday. Thanks for checking on the bed progress. Cheers
-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd