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|how I left them last night|
|LN flattening of the backs|
|99 making wispy shavings|
|98 making not so wispy shavings|
|10 strokes on the 8K|
|followed by 20 strokes on the strop|
|what a difference|
|the depth was a bit tricky|
|left hand dado|
|did the same on the right dado|
|box is too big for them|
|I'll keep them in original cardboard box for now|
|sawing off my test moldings|
|I'll save these|
|one down and one to go|
|too thin for the box|
|one board is wonky|
|I can get another board out of this|
|more than long enough for the front piece.|
|a tale of two mechanical pencils|
I switched over to the papermate pencil and I have been pleasantly surprised by it. It is a thinner lead pencil and it seems to be more robust than the crappy Bic. I haven't had any problems with the lead breaking at all. I can advance or retract the lead by turning the bottom of it. So far a much better pencil for not much more money than the Bic.
|sawn to rough length|
|had to remove some twist from this one first|
|scrubbed it close to the gauge lines|
|sawed the knot off first|
What was the first sport in which women were invited to compete in at the Olympics?
answer - tennis at the 1900 games in Paris
|the 79 sold|
Since Wally World is next door to the post office, I made pit stop there too. I needed some moo cow juice and cereal. Wally World has good prices on cereal but didn't have any 2% milk. Sometimes you have to settle and I did with 1% milk.
|no interest from anyone|
|this #4 knob doesn't look that bad|
|the stem is threaded|
|piece of ash left over from the plane iron storage|
|starter tap and a bottoming tap|
|the threads don't look so good|
|size of the outside diameter of the threads on the stub|
|OD of the 1/2" tap|
|flattened the back|
|very good match between the sole and the iron|
|done up to 1200|
|flat on the right has a slight hollow|
|used the stones|
|nice and shiny|
|stropped the S curve too|
|that is it for the fence contact area|
|first pass on the bottom and second one on top|
|close up pic|
|repeated it on the other edge - passes 3 and 4|
|better pic of passes 3 and 4|
|ready to stow in the plane till|
What are you suffering from if you are hyperthymic?
answer - from being exceptionally positive in mood and disposition
|chunk of ash|
|backed up the first one|
|removing the waste with a 1/8" chisel|
|back side of the saw cut|
|used the saw cuts for the chiseling depth|
|gave up on the saw cuts|
|how I got the dado depth|
|#3 above, this is a 4 1/2"|
|it's a rocking|
|two more to do|
I got this many irons because I hate to sharpen. It always seems too that the need to sharpen comes right in the middle of something. With at least two irons for each plane (except for the 10 1/2), I can swap out the dull iron and put in a fresh sharpened one.
|my depth gauge|
|they fit snug now|
|the lineup minus the new kids coming|
|where they are going to live|
|need a fence here|
|anointed with blood|
|rounded over the top edge|
|this turned out pretty good|
|screwed it in place from the bottom|
|can't screw this|
|OBG and rub blocks|
|using a practice astragal molding|
This is all I did in the shop today. I planned on setting the kitchen sink cabinet but that didn't happen neither. Instead I slept and watched a couple of my DVDs on planes.
Who was Major Walter C Winfield?
answer - He created Sphairistikè in 1873 which became the modern game of tennis
|I did finish this|
|used some of these foam sheets too|
|ready to ship|
|this became the lead off batter|
|4 1/2" chipbreaker|
|the chipbreaker screw is iffy|
|wispy shavings out of the box|
|sailed right through the knot like it wasn't there|
|Stanley #120 block plane|
|the only hiccup|
|my rehabbed Stanley 79|
|the fences were the worse|
|it's clean as a whistle now|
|the iron beds are clean and pit free|
|body is straight|
This hasn't always been the case for me and I've struggled trying to get square edges for many years. I had given up on a lot of attempts and resorted to using my powered jointer. My thoughts on this always go back to the old masters that didn't have the luxury of using a jointer with a plug. They had to plane square or else. It was something they did and it was something I wanted to do.
I think getting square with planes is just a matter of practice. It's like sawing to a line or chiseling dovetails. It is just another skill set that is needed to do hand tool only woodworking. It is only in the last year or so that getting square edges fell into place for me. And I can get it with just about all my bench planes. I still have problems getting square with Lee Valley bevel up jack. I don't use it that often and I don't have good luck correcting for out of square with it neither. I usually have to use the 4 1/2 to fix it.
I really don't know what my technique is, I just know that one day I planed an edge and felt like it was square. When I checked it the edge was square end to end. I seem to be an automatic mode when I plane and I'm sure it is memory and practice paying off.
|back to the regularly scheduled TV channel|
|#8 iron and chipbreaker|
|dropped down to 1/8"|
|LN irons are loose|
|4 1/2 iron and chipbreaker|
|1/8" set up bar|
Maybe tomorrow I'll get some woodworking squeezed in and not have another rambling, ping pong adventure like today.
Roger Bannister was the first runner to break the 4 minute mile. How long did he hold the world record?
answer - 46 days
I learned a few things from playing with the other molding planes and I am going to see if any of that pays off here. First I got the iron set so that it showing about the same reveal along the whole profile. I have also learned that the fraction stamped on this plane is the profile size and not the thickness of stock it will plane.
|planed this profile on wednesday|
|I set the iron deeper|
|it's obvious viewed from here|
|bottom of the plane is cutting|
|plane stopped making shavings here|
|set it deeper|
|it's making shavings again|
|making shavings again after setting the iron|
|I'm not happy with how much is sticking up at the bottom|
|almost got the entire S shape|
|bit flat at the top here and it should be rounded|
|I had to set the iron several times|
|this reveal made the profile|
|second plane in the batters circle|
|same operative theory for this one too|
|raised the flat proud of the sole|
|thumbnail planed a thin piece of wood|
|comparing the reveals|
|this is a nice looking profile|
|how much reveal made the profile|
|a little rough on the round over|
|real bad tear out here by the knot|
|my newest molder|
|how I scribed it the first time|
|why the first scribe line is toast|
|dental pick will work|
|recommendation from Bob Demers|
|bought this too|
|medium and fine erasers|
|got a use for the small box now|
|I'm a impressed|
The Frenchman Alfred Vacheron was the first to put a steering wheel on a car in 1894. Who was the first american car maker to do it?
answer - Packard did it in 1899
In the interim, winter has come back to my part of the universe. We have had nice weather with temps in the 50's and 60's for over a week. Saturday is forecasted to have wind chills of 5-10 degrees F (about -13°C). Tonight the temp is going to dip down into the low 20's. This morning when I went to work the temp was 55°F (12°C). That is a quite a swing in one day.
|whacked out the thumb grab first|
|planed the 1/4 astragals|
|making a rabbet|
|knife a line|
|use the point of the iron|
|start with the plane tilted|
|of course I went off the knife line|
I had a small vee started and now I don't have to be as nutso watching to ensure that the plane is going the way I want it to.
|just about 90° to board here|
|big ass escapement hole|
|not the best board to be planing a rabbet in|
|except for the LV rabbet plane|
|the lead in end|
|went in the wrong direction|
I have been looking for a smaller wooden rabbet plane about 5/8" to 7/8" wide. It doesn't matter to me if it is skewed or not but I'm not having any luck. Most of the ones I seen are 1" and above. I'll find one eventually.
Between the wooden rabbet plane and the 10 1/2, I prefer the 10 1/2. I don't have the problems with the 10 1/2 that I do with the wooden one (as bad). Except with both, I do veer off on the exit end of the cut. I could probably even the score if I practiced more with the wooden one. That is why I want a smaller one.
I had put off trying to use planes like this because I thought I would never be able to master their use. They don't hold any secrets from me anymore and it is like any other handtool I've encountered, all it takes is practice. I learned just as much from my mistakes as I did getting good results.
Who was the first female athlete to appear in Wheaties "Breakfast of Champions" TV commercial?
answer - Mary Lou Retton in 1984
|no problem getting behind the spindles with paint|
|out of the clamps|
|rabbets for the lid are next|
|much better results|
|the exit end|
|the lead in|
|planing the shoulders|
|if need be|
|thin web at the bottom of the groove|
|wasn't that hard to do|
|fitting the lid is batting next|
|repeat for the right side|
|plane two strokes off of each side and check the fit|
|still too wide|
|fits about 1/4 of the way|
|second trial fit|
After a bit more fiddling and planing the rabbets one last time with the bullnose plane, I got the lid closed. It's snug and hard to pull open but I'll do the final tweaking of the fit after the lid astragals and thumb grab are done.
|bit of blowout|
|four holes to plug|
|and one chip missing from a tail|
|not my best work|
Putting the blog to bed early and me too. I got my Hayward volume IV yesterday and I'm going to spend some quality time with it before I do the light leak test on the peepers.
What was the original name of the game of softball before 1926?
answer - it was called kitten ball from 1895 to 1926
Since it was an unplanned day I put it to good use, mostly. I did some work in the shop and on the kitchen, ran some errands and enjoyed my unexpected day off.
|glued the gallery rail on|
|tequila box glued up|
|spring isn't too far away|
|need to fix this|
|more wonderful cabinet rework ahead|
|drain and hot/cold feed holes|
|waste drain hole fix|
|Lie Nielsen side rabbet irons|
|LN and Stanley irons|
|the Stanley iron is barely half the thickness of the LN|
|they don't fit|
|what I did inbetween drilling errant holes|
|dividing this into fourths|
|setting the sector at the fourth mark|
|second divider set to the 1 mark|
|start at one edge and go to other down the square line|
|1 frog hair short|
|dividing the board in half|
|dead nuts again|
Two things I have learned so far playing with making a sector is the choice of dividers makes a difference (at least to me). For a long time I used flat leg dividers and got iffy results. They are good for stepping off dovetails but not doing precision steps. My results jumped up dramatically when I started using machinist's dividers. These have conical points instead of flats.
The second point is to step off on a line. Do not try to dance down the length of anything no matter how short, without a line to do it on. Any deviation off the line will throw off the accuracy.
How long does a professional bull rider have to ride the bull to receive a score?
answer - 8 seconds (each ride is worth up to 100 points, 50 for the rider and 50 for the bull)
I found something to spend my LN gift certificate on. I had narrowed it down to the #98 & #99 side rabbet planes but I was reluctant to buy them. I have a Stanley 79 which is the two of these rolled into one. I have also read several people writing that side rabbet planes are awkward to hold and use. I have also read a few were it was written they were greater then sliced white bread. I have never used either one them and I like the 79.
|my rehabbed Stanley 79|
|only has one bevel|
|not sharpened at the same rate|
|the angles are off too|
The Lie Nielsen site has pic of what the iron should look like. I spent my LN gift certificate on buying a left and right side rabbet iron. On one of my frequent trips through the tools for sale sites on the web, I saw a Stanley #79 for sale. It had Lie Nielsen side rabbet irons in it. The seller didn't mention them specifically, but said that the plane worked fine. I'll give the irons a try and see if they work in my 79.
|finally done with these|
|my 1/4" astragal|
|based on what I read|
|test grooves on the top piece|
|fitting the bottom|
It makes sense to me still today. All the wood movement in the box is up and down, not across the bottom in any direction. I have yet to have a plywood bottom I've glued in or on be a problem in any way. I might do it differently if the grain on the box ran end to end (90° to the bottom) because then I would have to allow for some wood movement.
|oops, forgot to check this for square first|
|cut line is a 1/8" longer|
|look down into the bottom corner|
|bottom fitted and box dry fitted|
|planing a piece of scrap down to 5/8"|
|need this to try out my new plane|
|this is not looking good sports fans|
|the 5/8 number|
|I think I am on the right track|
|I am prepared a little|
|set the iron|
After this I looked at the profile again and tried to pick which portion to grind first. Do the flat one first which would be relatively easy to do or the thumbnail? Without getting a headache, it makes sense to me to do the thumbnail first and then the flat. Making the flat after the getting the thumbnail seems to be the logical way to do this because the money in this plane is in the thumbnail. At least that is the way my convoluted thinking brain sees this.
It'll have to wait because I will have to do some research on how to do this. I'm basically clueless on how to grind this profile.
What is a roughly squared timber called?
answer - a balk
It didn't matter if I was laying down, sitting down, or vertical. I still felt like something my cats hack up and deposit on my rugs. I did what I could in the shop and when things starting looking fuzzy I shut the lights off. I'll be heading for the bunky after this is done and a lot earlier than I did yesterday.
|tried boiling water|
|finally painted the fix I did|
|blurry pic so use your imagination here|
|painted a thin coat on the top only|
|repeat for the gallery railing|
|paper towel holder rod|
|so I could paint the whole thing at once.|
It is the amount of pounds force (or Newtons (N)) required to imbed a 0.444 inch (11.28mm) diameter steel ball into the wood to half the ball's diameter. The wood is at 12% MC for this test. This number can be used to determine how well the wood will withstand dings, dents, etc.
|buffing out the box|
|screw for the chipbreaker - just took it out forgot it to0|
|flattening the back of my latest molding plane iron|
|the flat was humped|
|see the flat on the right?|
|sharpened - honing is next|
|I do like shiny|
|it doesn't look good sports fans|
|my four fenced casing planes|
|waiting for a dryer load to be done|
|done - clean up and a dry fit is next|
|dry fit looks ok one corner is looser than I would like though|
|much joy and rejoicing in Mudville|
Time to jump in the rain locker and hit the bunky.
Who opened the first public aquarium in the United States?
answer - P.T. Barnum did in 1856 in NYC (The Brits were first with one in 1853)
I wanted to get the sink cabinet set in place today but my wife was already busy prepping the walls for painting. My wife and I are like trying to mix oil and water when it comes to working together. It just is not going to happen no matter how hard you shake us . Something we learned very early about each other and we don't push that envelope in the least. So I'll try and get the sink cabinet set tomorrow. At least it left me free to go play in the work shop.
Since it was close to chinese lunch time, I decided to finish up the paper towel holder. Nothing moved or relaxed on me when the clamps came off. Both spreaders fell out on their own accord once I loosened the clamps. Everything checked good for square which is always a good thing.
I had to fuss with the length of the gallery rail some to even up the gap on both sides. I then hand sanded it with 100 grit paying careful attention to the curves on the sides. I forgot to sand the spice rack and even through 3 layers of paint I can still see some roughness on the curves. I didn't want to do that with the paper towel holder. After the 100 grit, I used the RO with 220 grit. I'm sure glad that I don't use the RO sander that often.
|flattening another board|
|the painted surface helped with the flattening|
|still have wings and a hollow down the middle|
|I'm good only at this end|
|monitoring my shavings|
|last pass at 90°, then full length strokes end to end|
|very little light|
|the paint is raising this up (out of sequence pic)|
|one flat board planed to thickness|
I'll do another board tomorrow. Now it was time to get lunch.
|ran into a hiccup here|
Two hours later and after 2 trips outside to check the main service entry, I finally found the problem. It was one the fluorescent lights in the shop. It is a cheap shop light with an even cheaper controller circuit. Somehow something melted and crossed wires in it the wrong way. For $9.99, I got my money's worth out of it. I'll buy a new one at Lowes.
|next batch will be in a wide mouth jar|
|tried heating it up to soften it|
|20 minutes later it had cooled down and was working again|
Who was the first designated hitter in Major League Baseball?
answer - Ron Blomberg of the New York Yankees was on April 6th 1973
|it doesn't work and it may be a can of worms|
This stopped working altogether the first time I I had to change the time due to DST change. I removed the batteries, changed the time, reinstalled the batteries and nothing. Even the pendulum stopped swinging. It's been sitting on the bookcase for over a year now. I haven't bought another movement because I don't want another Chinese one.
|pretty fancy movement|
|even routed slots for the bim-bam noise to escape|
|a xmas present for my wife|
|new movement from Klockit|
|the pendulum swinging mechanism|
|tune selection switches|
The mission clock has a bottom with a slot in it for the pendulum rod. I may get lucky or I may have to do some surgery to get the new pendulum to fit. I'll start with my wife's clock first and then do the mission one.
|glued up the paper towel holder|
|put one at the bottom too|
|tote and knob for my #3|
|the before shot right out of the box|
|the after glamour shots - port side|
|bow on shot|
|wispy and fluffy shavings|
|newest old #3 on the left , my first rehabbed #3 on the right|
|side by side|
|closed shut for two days|
|I like how the end turned out with this finish|
|finished and unfinished|
|the other end grain|
|only one set screw|
|raised it up to clear the hand railing|
|didn't work out 100%|
Who was Sylvanus Freelove Bowser?
answer - he invented the gasoline pump in 1885 although at first it was used for dispensing kerosene
When I got home there were four packages waiting. Lo and behold, 3 of them were for me. You could have knocked me down with a feather. Usually all multiple packages go to the wife, even if I'm expecting some too.
|new coat hook from Lee Valley|
I especially like the top two spread eagle hooks.
|how it is secured|
|the coat hook slips over it|
|this is going away|
|spindles came in too|
|reprint I got from Hyperkitten|
|fantasy catalog #2|
|I don't think it's a reprint|
|got another fenced casing plane|
|5/8 on the heel|
|1/2" thick stock|
|1/4" brad point bit is too small|
|1/4" forstner bit worked|
|close to the notch|
|planed a bevel on the back stretcher|
|got the pipes moved|
Henry Ford made 15,007,033 Model T cars. In what year did the VW beetle surpass it?
answer - in 1972 (the last beetle was made in 2003 for a total production of 21,529,464)
|mind is made up now|
|changed the pattern a bit|
To trace it out on the crest rail board, I lined up the lines on the two on the left side. I flipped it and did the right side. Using a half pattern ensures both sides should be reasonably the same.
|cut the crest rail on the bandsaw|
|cleaned up with rasps|
|the top of the side|
|finding the gallery rail center|
|found center of the shelf|
|FYI for me too|
I had to run few errands after work tonight so my shop time was short. The big surprise was the post office. It was empty when I stopped in to get some flat rate boxes. I know that when I go to ship out the irons it'll be packed. Tomorrow I'll get back to finishing up the tequila box.
How many Grammy categories are there?
answer - there are 30 fields with 83 categories in them
|two coats on it|
|the bottom of the lid|
|one of three rabbets|
|right side stopped rabbet|
|closed throat router|
|finishing up the other side rabbet|
|clean and tight fitting joint|
|the failed bounce test with Mr Concrete Floor|
|the gallery rail|
Who was Grace Hooper?
answer - she wrote the first compiler for a computer programming language
I went to three different craft stores to get some gallery rail spindles. All three of the craft stores didn't have any and none of them knew what they were. One had an assembled gallery rail that I showed to him so he now knows what they are.
There is a wood item store in Greenville that sells them so I headed out to see them. But before I stopped there I went a wee bit further up the road to Stillwater Antique Mall. It's been a while since I've been there and they must be undergoing a inventory turnover. Pickings were sparse but there were two humongous 90° picture framers clamps. They must have had a 8-10 inch clamping width. I've never seen any that big before. For $45, I was tempted to take one home but I didn't.
On the way home I stopped at the wood store but it was closed. The sign said they would be closed from Feb 12th to the 21th. Today is the 20th and I was left standing at the door. Since I had no intention of driving back here, when I got home I ordered some on line.
I bought 20 maple spindles for $3.85 with $7.90 S/H. Ouch, I dislike paying more for shipping then the merchandise. The first site I looked at was selling one spindle for $2.35. I hope no one bought any of these from them and looked further.
|30 minutes past oh dark 45|
|artist linseed oil|
|using the 4:1 ration|
|brought it to a boil|
|took about 15 minutes to melt the wax into the linseed oil|
|about 10 minutes after taking it out the water|
|used two shooting boards|
|all 3 dead nuts even in length|
|marked the shelf width|
|left the line end to end|
|using the gauge line again|
|3/8 longer than the dado|
|I have my finish|
|it's solid looking and it feels solid too|
|left knife line|
|right one is just as clean|
|bottom back stretcher|
|I like this better already|
|left side done|
|right side had some hiccups|
|rubbed on one coat of the linseed oil and wax finish|
|unfinished big box|
Al Capone, the gangster, had an older brother who used the name Richard "two gun" Hart. What did he do for a living?
answer - he was lawman in Nebraska serving as a marshal and a state sheriff
I didn't think much of it and thought that after a good night's sleep, life would be wonderful in the morning again. I went to bed and before 2100 I was in agony. My hip had never hurt this much before. Not even when I built the garden shed a few years ago. I got up to get some motrin and that was trip through hell and back. Constant stabbing aching pain, and a 10 second round trip that took me 10 minutes to do.
My wife looked up something on her cell phone and she told me take some motrin. Duh! I just took that. I somehow managed to get back into bed without passing out. She put a heating pad on my hip and that felt wonderful. The pain started to subside and I fell asleep. I woke up a few hours later and I was pain free. I'm not complaining but the previous couple hours are ones I don't ever want to revisit.
Today I kept in mind what I did yesterday and took it easy. I'm having a plumber come in and do the water pipes. I may call him back and have him do the sink hook up too. I spent the rest of the day trying to finish up the rehabbing of the #3. That shouldn't involve a lot running around.
|Siegley iron and chipbreaker|
|back of the iron has been flattened|
|this needs some work|
|this side is off a bit|
|prepped my sanding belts|
|#3 sanded with 180|
|changed where I cut them|
|look at what I found|
|finish polishing with 600 grit|
|all 600 grit|
|I think readers know that I like shiny|
|#3 sanded and shined up|
|the 4 hand planes I did today|
|doing a plane iron inventory|
|10 1/2 and # 8 irons|
|2 5/6" wide irons|
|#4 and #3 irons and extra chipbreakers|
|Stanley block plane iron|
plane failed the bounce test with Mr Concrete Floor but I saved the iron.
|spare iron for my Lee Valley rabbet plane|
|toothing iron for my LV BU Jack|
|iron from Tools from Japan|
|#8 iron in front, Tools from Japan iron in the back|
The only plane I haven't actively sought to get a replacement iron for is my #5. I don't use it that often and it's the same size as the #4 irons. So if I get more #4 irons, I will have a spare for the #5. I use my Lee Valley BU Jack more than the Stanley.
|an old tapered iron|
|won't fit in any metal plane I have|
|The bevel side|
|offered up for sale|
The third iron from the left is a Lee Valley A2 iron and chipbreaker. It's 2 3/8 wide and I had bought it to use in my #7 but it wouldn't fit. With the frog backed up as far as it would go, I had no more adjuster to turn to move the iron in or out. I used it in my LN 51 for over a year before I put a LN 0-1 back in it. $20 including shipping to the lower 48 in a flat rate box. Same blurb as above applies here.
The last one on the right is a Hock iron and chipbreaker that was in my #5. Hock was the only after market iron I bought that didn't need the mouth widened nor involved having the iron shoved back to the heel. I have gone back to using Stanley irons in all of my planes and I intend to stay with them.
Offered up for $20 including shipping to the lower 48 in a flat rate box. Same blurb as above applies here. ****This iron has the corners rounded off so it won't leave plane tracks.**** Both the Hock and the Lee Valley iron are sharpened straight across - they are not cambered and neither iron has a secondary bevel.
|fixing the chipbreaker|
|sharpened the bottom edge|
|another 150 year old patent date|
|I'm liking this runway sharpening|
|trying to remove my fingerprints|
|cleaning up the level cap|
|got the last of the rust spots|
|working on my mini anvil|
|my best friend too|
|where my shop day ended|
Who was Whitcomb Judson?
answer - he invented the zipper
|I felt an omen|
|working out of the corner|
My kitchen floor has a 3/4" hollow just to the left of the center of it. Which puts it right where the corner and stove cabinets are going to live going to the right. Since I thought it would be near impossible to shim and corner cabinet, I worked on getting that level and square in the corner.
|kitty corner on the corner cabinet|
|from the corner to the front - out of level|
|three stooges plumbing|
|this is turning out to be an armpit level liquid fecal matter job|
|stellar joinery - both sides look the same|
|more award winning joinery|
|the other side is held with 5 staples too|
|removed all the staples and screwed the corner back together|
|one hour later|
|never heard of Siegley, you?|
|Stanley on the left, Siegley on the right|
|can't argue with this|
I have started looking out for other makers irons because I can't seem to find good Stanley ones. I know Stanley made planes/irons for others and they are usually cheaper to buy. I would buy a whole plane just to salvage an iron.
|much joy and rejoicing in Mudville|
|my 4x36 belts came in too|
|just thought to check this|
|5 hours after I started|
No quality time in the shop today. I was tired and way too sore after this fun adventure. Tomorrow should be a topper for today because I get to play Mr Plumber. I'll have to shut the water off to whole house when I do that. The one good thing in my favor for that is the temperature. It is supposed to top out in the low 50's. I won't have to worry about heat loss because I will also have to shut the boiler down too while I play Mr Plumber.
How long did the Battle of Waterloo last?
answer - about 10 hours
I got started on installing the bottom cabinets but I still don't have any installed. I found my high and low spots, struck some lines, stood around looking at it, and took a whole lot of breaks. I had some errands to run so my wife and I decided to do them and go out for lunch.
During lunch we decided to make a left turn on the counter top. My wife was going to order it from Home Depot. Here's the kicker - if we get just the counter top, it's $700. They will deliver it and haul away the old one. That's it.
If I want them to install it, cut out for the sink, and attach the plumbing, the cost is now $3000. WTF? It shouldn't cost an extra $2000 to do this work which shouldn't take more then two hours, 3 at the most. Lowes is basically the same too. No one will do the whole nine yards without me coughing up a wheelbarrow full of money.
I will be doing the sink install myself. As much as I hate contorting my old, fat body to maneuver under the sink, I refuse to pay that kind of money. I will also be making my own counter top. My wife and I decided (mostly her) that it should be tiled. It's bit more work for me but I feel better taking it on than paying the exorbitant fees.
|got real lucky here|
|an inch difference on the right|
|left side coming out of the corner|
|Evaporust bath this time|
|the original 4 1/2 chipbreaker|
|the one in the Evaporust now|
|it is a gentle curve|
|my oldest Bailey dated anything|
|my low studs from Bill Rittner came in|
|new knob on my first #3|
|the yet to be finished rehabbed #3|
|getting the size for the crest rail|
|went back to the rehabbing #3|
|almost forgot this|
I still haven't chopped the pins on the tequila box. I think I'll try to squeeze it tomorrow. I would do it in the morning but I don't want to risk waking up my wife. It should only take about 15-20 minutes to do, if and when I do it. I want to get this done so I can get the tequila out of the shop. I don't want to risk inadvertently breaking it.
What are the 8 Rocky Mountain States?
answer - Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico
|first of two problems I found at 0700|
It was another should of, could of, would of, but didn't do kind of moment. I knew I should have waited until I had the closet rod holders before cutting the shelf and back stretcher. I made them14" long and I thought that would be more than sufficient. Turns out it wasn't.
With the distance between the two rods holders at 12 1/2", the outside measurement ballooned out to 16" and change.
|this stuff won't stretch at all|
|the other side of the chipbreaker|
|the iron is toast|
|what dragged me in the dirt|
|Caleb James 3/16" bead plane|
|beading plane #2|
|my one and only side bead plane|
|pit stop to sharpen and hone the iron|
|I think I figured it out|
|the finished molding|
This is a better shot of how the square portion of the molding at the top over powers the bead beneath it.
|the square would look better if it was rounded over|
|I have a beader|
|had to brace it|
|I like this a lot|
|the only hiccup|
|8 of the 10 cutters|
|some of the cutters had rust blooms|
|why I bought the beading plane and the one that won't fit|
|it feels sharp|
|gallery rail and back stretcher ready|
|new shelf glued and cooking|
What country established the first universal emergency phone number?
answer - Great Britain did in 1937 with #999 (the US did it in 1968 with #911)