Progress report

October 26, 2008 at 11:47 pm Leave a comment

This weekend has had it’s ups and downs. Friday night I stained the balusters for the stairs. Not a happy ending there. The poplar wood blotched like nobodies business and $100 into the fire pit. I asked around and did some researching. I found that aniline dye would be a good idea. Since I had a nice selection on hand I decided to give it a try. Mixing up a few different colors to get the one I was looking for took most of a day of trial and adjustment. Even though I have to get new balusters we now have a winner.
Saturday the guys were supposed to come and help hang drywall in the other half of the basement, they didn’t show. I used that time to do some work on the Narra case. I now have the ebony corner blocks installed. I did some warm up sawing on a piece of pine to get the lines straight and smooth. Then I went to the case. Taking it slow and letting the saw do all the work I got some nice straight smooth lines. I still had to use a chisel and sandpaper to get the cutouts the right shape but I got it done. I am still trying to find an artisit to do the artwork I want for the case so I can’t do anything more until I get the artwork done.

The guys did show this afternoon and we got most of the drywall hung on the ceiling. ?There are a few small areas that I can handle myself left. Now all I need to do is finish screwing the sheets in place and apply joint compound. There are a few places that I need to do a little framing such as around the last of the of the HVAC pipeing and a little plumbing. I still see the chance to get the floor done in time for the party. Even with the minor setback with the stain for the stair railing.


Entry filed under: Home Improvement, Joystick, Narra.

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He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
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