Bon Temps Roulet, despite the monsoon.

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Blog entry by curliejones posted 01-19-2013 12:46 PM 829 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nine days of clouds, rain, rain, and more rain – at least the water table is happy! 15” in a week! What better way to pass the time than a James Lee Burke mystery novel set in arid Southwest Texas? – Perhaps some of the time in the shop building a tool chest of drawers, fitted for the rolling stand that’s home for the drill press. This seemed like otherwise “dead space”. I love my drills; all of them, and I have many and use them regularly. So too, do I have drill/ drilling accessories. There are Forstner bits, hammer drill bits, spade bits, quick-change bits for the tiny 10.8 V Makita pair, driving bits, a pair of leather holsters for the drill and driver, well – you get the picture. I don’t use the drill press all that much but the mental connection is there and like I said, dead space, always a premium in a workshop. Construction may be finished and it’s roughly a foot square and two feet tall. It straddles the drill press’ cast iron base and is heavy enough to consider whether the one bolt through the bottom will be necessary after all. I put in six drawers, pairs each of 4”, 3-1/2”, and 2-1/2” – all missing about 1/2” for the bottom and dado lip. Here’s a couple of pics of the chest and the last two drawers in clamps from Thursday. The air is slowly drying out and there may actually be some sort of finish applied in a couple of days. My interior decorator says do something to match the workbench you built a few months ago. (Project).

-- Like Guy Clark sez - "Sometimes I use my head, Sometimes I get a bigger hammer"

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