Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Building, day 5

Today Ed and I finished off the jobs started yesterday: Ed finished cutting the 42" 2x4's for the glass frame, then cutting the glass groves;
I... primed the rest of the tables--it took about 5 hours to prime all table-leg assemblies. While the cutting felt fast, the painting felt like it moved at the speed of a glacier.
Ed also did some priming. He spent about 3 hours priming 2/3rds of the 42 inchers. These 42" pieces are also trapezoid shape, 42 inches being the long-side measurement.

Painting is really slowing down the project. Better said, neither Ed nor I estimated how long all the painting would take, and we still have tons more :-( to do.

Yeah, the reason why Fred couldn't cut all of the 42" inchers yesterday was because I had mis-estimated the amount of wood needed so he ran out of wood to cut. So last night I went and bought 9 more 10' 2x4's. You can get 3 pieces from a 10' 2x4, i.e. you don't need a 12 footer for this job. While there were about 2 feet left over on the 12' , using the 10' cut things pretty close: Ed showed me that there is about 1/8th of an inch of the 10 footer left over! Details! While, as they say, the devil is in the details, certainly therein abide the angels (and in this case, also the angles).

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