November 15th, 2006
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.
|Coffee table||Ashbory bass|
|Bench in kitchen||Elec. upright bass|
(with builtin lights)
|Custom bass guitar|
And I leave you with:
Awww... kiwi! (youtube link, some guy's animation masters thesis.)
music: old skool beastie boys
I like tables. =P
Oh come now, that's hardly even snark worthy!
should I change my "li"s to "ul"s? would that make you happier?
Honestly I just use them as shortcuts to get lovely little bullets.
|Date:||November 15th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)|| |
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.
I believe it was after you were here.
I need to take ze photos tonight