Sunday, June 7, 2020

Why does it take so much longer than you think?

This week has been filled with downs and ups, at the start of the week the weather forecast called for rain all weekend. Now, I did not fall off the turnip truck and I know a forecast is just that. It is not a promise, so I kept an eye on the forecast and kept checking and Friday looked like maybe. Well to make a long story short, while broken clouds abounded there were big patches of blue sky and glorious sunshine. I CAN WORK OUTSIDE!!!!

In my first post I showed the plans for my modules four feet long nineteen and a half inches wide and twenty-four inches tall. I had most of the parts cut for me. All I have to do is to make twelve cuts for the faces and French cleat. Then glue the frames together, screw on the faces, screw on the French cleat, glue and nail down the decks and backdrop. Simple, should be a couple of hours. I can build one of the slant shelfs and 2 of the square shelfs in five maybe six hours, no problem. Yea, no. Four and a half hours later I have the one slant shelf build. On the plus side I did get all twelve cuts made so the rest should go a little faster. Yea, yea. What did I just say… Well, we’ll wee.

This, for me at least, has been the case for as long as I can remember. My dad and I would start a simple project, should be done before lunch. Diner comes and we are almost done, we’ll finish tomorrow.

Well, enough lamenting.

I am no longer an armchair modeler. Whoop, whoop!!!!

Look what I made today:

Parts of the frame

A frame, one of four

The skeleton

Front view of the completed module

End view of the completed module

One built and in, five more to go

Until next week.

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