Today started late again … foggy and cold … though eventually the sun made its way through and it was a nice and sunny day for work.
The hardware store was closed today so no silicon to complete the shower … so that will have to wait for tomorrow.
So … I got back to another woodworking project that as on hold – the 3rd kitchen cabinet – the one that will hold the gas cooker. I had already done some cutting for it so I had to revisit the cut-list to recall what was what (maybe I should organize my cut-lists better as they represent what is actually built and may be useful in the future!). I then decided to start with the counter-top as that required a new kind of assembly that I had not done previously. It worked our really nice. It is made up of 6 pieces cut from 2×10’s and though it isn’t perfect (do mostly to a mediocre level of planing I am able to achieve) it turned out quite nice. The gas-cooker fit like a charm.
At one of the breaks Andreea brought out one of the apple-compote jars we made and we had a serving … absolutely wonderful! Winter is going to be delicious.
I then continued with some more planing on other parts of the cabinet until we were interrupted by a neighborly visit and chat. When the chat was over the day was too … it was getting very quickly to be both cold and dark. So I folded up and went inside.
Andreea spent most of the day pounding at the keyboard relentlessly … completing preparations for the upcoming course … and it looks like all her work may also lead to a published book 🙂
Inside I decided to begin the assembly of the shower stall’s wood deck floor. I used a new decking tool-kit for the first time and it worked like a charm. The floor looks great and can be taken out so that the pond-liner drain beneath it can be cleaned. I got enough screws in it to hold it together sized according to the shower stall and to make sure it can indeed be carried out. It came out easily and tomorrow I’ll finish putting in the rest of the screws outside where it’s easier to work (then in the shower stall).
Day over … looking forward to another one … and if it be god’s will … a shower tomorrow 🙂