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November 15th, 2006


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10:19 am
I spent last night in the basement finally digging in to some woodworking that I'd been meaning to do for awhile.
A few weeks ago I made a sent of shelves to be a shoe rack by the front door. Used one sheet of plywood and some glue, came out pretty darn well if you ask me.
Last night I finally dove into finishing off the bass that I've had parts laying around for forever. Sanded and stained the body, it's hanging from a rafter down there drying today. Tonight I'll throw a coat of tung oil on it. Also made a new pickguard for my fretless which I've had the wood kicking around to do for almost 2 years now. Put the first coat of tung oil on that, I'll do a second coat tonight.

It's just so freaking satisfying to come up from the basement knocking sawdust off my shirt, and seeing the water run brown when I wash my hands off. I've been missing that a lot lately.

I have two to-do lists for woodworking; household items (mostly furniture) and musical items (mostly basses). So here's a list in ascending difficulty of what I have slated.
HouseholdMusical
  • Coffee table
  • Ashbory bass
  • Bench in kitchen
  • Elec. upright bass
  • Bedside Tables
    (with builtin lights)
  • Custom bass guitar


  • And I leave you with:
    Awww... kiwi! (youtube link, some guy's animation masters thesis.)
    mood: calmcalm
    music: old skool beastie boys
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    (5 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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    From:inahandbasket
    Date:November 15th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
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    I refuse!
    I like tables. =P
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    From:inahandbasket
    Date:November 15th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
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    Oh come now, that's hardly even snark worthy!
    should I change my "li"s to "ul"s? would that make you happier?
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    From:inahandbasket
    Date:November 16th, 2006 01:15 am (UTC)
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    I know.
    Honestly I just use them as shortcuts to get lovely little bullets.

    *grin*
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    From:oceanic
    Date:November 15th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
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    pictures of the shoe rack? :) I'm assuming "in the past few weeks" means after I was there, because I think that was a full on bookshelf of shoes when I was there...

    I'm so glad you're woodworking!! I can't wait to see what you create. And yeah, there's something to be said for getting back into tactile hobbies. Just feels satisfying. Your washing-hands anecdote reminds me of washing motor oil off my hands in the sink after working on cars with Dad. Same kind of simple satisfaction, I'd expect.
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    From:inahandbasket
    Date:November 15th, 2006 06:18 pm (UTC)
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    I believe it was after you were here.
    I need to take ze photos tonight
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