I stopped to think and forgot to start again (bill_schubert) wrote,
I stopped to think and forgot to start again

It will work out, but boy am I out of practice

I did fairly well today but it has been 40ish years since I tried my hand at woodwork.  Not since my tech days in the theater have I done so much cutting and joining.

All the angles came out weird.  I bought a miter box but it does not have the angles I needed.  The skill saw I have can do 30 degrees so most of those are OK.  But there were four 60 degree cuts that I actually had to trim to even more oblique.  So the whole thing is not near as cleanly constructed as it should be.  Once I've got the roof and sides on it won't matter.  It will all be underneath.  I'm only about half way.  Lots of painting (hopefully I can get Dana to help with that) and trimming.  But at least it looks like a chicken coop now:

It is quite a bit larger than I thought it would be.  The chicks will be wanting more furniture and pictures to fill it up.  Dana says they already are floating ideas about a swimming pool and a porch swing.  The  latter would, of course, require a porch addon.  Sigh.

  • One day it will be my turn

    I'd be happy to wait for a vaccine if there were a centralized database. The Austin Health Department had the nerve to post a radio ad that said, in…

  • Arm candy

    I love doing titles The shot for my wife went perfectly. Other than having to drive nearly two hours round trip to get it. Once there the process…

  • Taking my wife to get her shot

    For the NSA reading my stuff, you can insert an 'a' in front o f the word 'shot'. For the rest of you, use your imagination. Dana and I are…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded