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A journey into the workshop. #82: I should have rested today, but I couldn't just sit idle....

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 05-09-2011 03:14 AM 687 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 81: It's been a busy Saturday... Part 82 of A journey into the workshop. series Part 83: I REALLY need a sub panel in my shop! »

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…)

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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Mike Gager

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#1 posted 05-09-2011 03:26 AM

its all ok saturday is the actual sabbath lol

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dbhost

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#2 posted 05-09-2011 03:35 AM

Then I am in REAL trouble!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 05-09-2011 04:17 AM

ZZ Top. Hmmmmm. Ibanez. Hmmmmmmmmm.

I have some musical interest, but you would be more likely to notice me listening to Jose Carreras, I usually pick him on my iPod Classic on long flights. And I play a miserable guitar on occasion, strictly personal.

Sherie was married to a drummer for a bit, Mychelles father…......ZRocks…very local, Houston….same manager as ZZ Top, for awhile. Her best friend married Christopher Cross…..needless to say she was at the wedding.

That’s called name dropping…......(-:

Just wanted to tweak your memory. Sherie represses those years with vigor. I don’t know anything really, about the rock era, beyond 1959. After that it was the “lost years” for about 14 years. Training and the military.

And Sherie doesn’t want to go there. Ever. At all. I don’t bring it up. I just know it from long ago discussions.

We all have a refuge…........

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#4 posted 05-09-2011 04:29 AM

I grew up on Rock & Roll, Country, and Gospel… I love all sorts of music shy of the nasty / violent metal and hip hop stuff. The “Hard Core” stuff…

I play bass just for the joy of it. I can hold down the root, and do a walking groove, but I am not up to par with my progressive rock favorites… I have played “gigs” before with friends bands when the bass player flaked out and didn’t show. It was really un-pretty…. Getting up in front of a party, with a set I have played in the past, but am out of practice on. Thank GOD they were typically small gigs (friends parties etc…), and I got barbecue out of the deal so it wasn’t a total loss!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 05-09-2011 05:00 AM

Understand. I have avoided performing, meaning other than the operating room and the delivery room, all my life. Most likely, at my age, that will continue to be the case. Big audiences give me the willies…........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#6 posted 05-09-2011 03:35 PM

I did some live stuff when I was younger, in college type stuff, singing, DJ work, but that was half my life ago now. I don’t think I would even want to try out for church choir these days… I have a BIL (Wife’s sisters husband) that was a professional drummer for a lot of years. Mostly studio stuff, and small club bands from the 1960s through the 1980s. Never anything huge though. He still has a passion for percussion.

What got me in to woodworking in the first place is that it is an excellent avenue for creativity, and I can manage to be creative, AND end up with practical application products at the same time… There is a certain amount of appeal to it you know?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#7 posted 05-09-2011 04:25 PM

I am with you on the rationale for the hobby. I have projects strewn all over the house, some more recent, some quite old, but none I would call first rate woodworking objects. I built three sliding keyboard trays I use in my office, including the one my keyboard is sitting on now. It is peculiarly adapted to flightsim appliances as well. All my networking devices are in a swiveling rack I made for them, directly in view as I speak. Kermit’s jungle gym sits over there next to the window, I built that 20 years ago. I have always liked to create my own solutions for things if possible, just because it is fun, and because they are more specific to the solution of the issues to be met.

Today is a work, day…....gotta get going.

Have a good day…

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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