So I spent more quality time than I care for last night with a drywall sander, and I got most of the bumps knocked down, that is at least until I got to the corner by the overhead door track… The space between the track, and the abutting wall is simply too narrow to fit the drywall sander in…
Time to get creative…
Cut down a piece of 3/4” plywood scrap to 2.5” x 8”. With the scroll saw (Because the band saw is still buried) cut out a quickie handle, drill, countersink, attach and voila, funky sanding block. Simply quarter a sheet of 40 grit the narrow way, and using 3M Super 77 spray adhesive, glue one strip on and let it bond… Then get to town!
Okay so not the ideal sander, but it works. I have a little bit left to get to tonight / this weekend, and then it’s on to taping / final mudding / sanding and finally, prime, paint, and reattach the face plates on the outlets.
This drywall job will NOT be coming out perfectly. I never expected it to. If I did, I would have hired someone else to have the ulcer instead of me! But it IS coming out more or less as I expect, I could get away with the little imperfections I see if I were texturing it. I have much worse in the living room after all!
LOML is starting to get funky / sick so tonight I am making Caldo De Pollo for her (Mexican Chicken soup with vegetables…) and I put her to bed and get to the shop, so I might just be able to get this done this weekend after all… I am debating if I want to roll the paint on, or spray it. Roller would give a thicker coat, but spraying would mean the job would be done in next to no time… Ugh, choices…
I found a design online for a short 4×8 foot 4 foot tall storage locker. Not a bad idea, I checked with the city, they don’t consider it a building if it..
#1. Doesn’t have a foundation. #2. Has a top height of less than 7’. #3. Has a floor surface of less than 100 sq/ft.
My HOA might fuss, but considering my plan they won’t have much room to complain. My idea is to build it with a 6’ interior height, and build it on TOP of my existing deck. We do not use the deck, and there are no regulations regarding deck boxes.
I have been toying with it in sketchup, and I believe I can get all of my lawn and garden equipment / materials / non shop stuff into that space including my New Braunfels Bandera smoker. (Need some work done to that, going to talk to my BIL about getting some metal parts made up for it)... Things are looking good!
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