That’s what Marathon runners call that point where they want to give up.
I could never see the point in running personally. Quicker to drive.
This job feels like a Marathon, a test of endurance, and I’ve reached a point in this where nothing seems to be happening. I’m spending long days at it trying to get it finished, but there seems to be so many things to do still, glue ups for shelves, making mouldings, adding shelf stretchers, fixing little things that aren’t quite right, like the drawers that were too tight, shimming out the hinges. there’s one schoolboy error I made with the shelf in the centre carcase. Glued/screwed and plugged the shelf stretchers in that one and then discovered the shelf won’t go in any way other than from behind, not a biggie, just not what I had planned on doing.
Lots of alone time with the ear protectors on, planing, routing and sanding. I get to think about things I would have done differently on this job, like whether it was wise to buy 2” stock – when the inch has proven to be much more stable and easier to handle, or how the web frame for the drawers would have been a lot easier to make on the bench than make it in the carcase.
It’s nearly there, not far to go now. The home straight.
The whole place is covered with fine red dust, I plan to make a spray booth from plastic sheets taped floor to ceiling for finishing this job, I have extraction in the ceiling. Spray the carcases first and cover with drop cloths, then shelves, doors and drawers. Better finish making it though before thinking about that.
It is looking good though.