Not to make this a discussion of religion, but I must admit something here. I am not the best at following the 10 commandments, specifically the 3rd and 4th commandments. The 3rd typically when I cause myself some sort of stupid pain, and the 4th because somewhere in my head there is this voice telling to get it done now or it will never get done…
Typically that voice belongs to my wife. But sometimes it is my own inner monologue doing dumb things to me… And at my age, I now realize just WHY we are supposed to do the whole work 6 days and chill on the 7th. I end up paying a price for it, typically running out of steam by Wednesday, and being pretty much worthless the rest of the week…. But I digress…
Anyway, back to the point. Today’s activity while it did include work, at least gave me time to myself, where I could be with my thoughts. I managed to finish milling the door jamb trim for the main bathroom. I am stunned how close to the original profile I was able come by simply ripping one of my scrap 2×6’s on one edge by 3/8” (the thickness of the trim) which was done yesterday. Today the trim was flipped and ripped to 1.25” leaving the factory 1/8” roundover from the 2x stock…. Upon installing, the matchup is amazing! I installed that, caulked it up, and have the whole door jamb ready to get primed once that caulk cures….
I finished painting all the house surround trim this afternoon as well. Not a perfect job, but the house is really starting to look like a winner!
Due to that self induced nagging, and Alaska Jim’s needling, my drill press accessory shelf came off the wall today, and got thoroughly coated in Watco Danish Oil….
A little bit more organization work and some cleanup from ripping those thin strips and the shop is now clean and ready to go for my next project. Which sadly will be stripping and restaining the kitchen cabniet doors and drawer fronts. I have been dragging my feet on this project (don’t tell LOML!) but I really don’t want to do this. (her idea) I would MUCH rather haul my tail up to M&G in Huntsville or Clarks in Houston (whichever I can get at a better price) for a mess of Pecan & Mesquite and do some 2 tone raised panel doors / drawers… Of course I would need to at the very least veneer the existing casings, or build new ones with vennered ply….
Now it’s evening, once I am done here, i go to the bedroom, pick up the Ibanez, throw in some ZZ Top and see if I can keep up with Dusty! (Google Dusty Hill if you don’t know what I talking about…)
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