Thursday, December 20, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Robert Earl Keen says it best with Merry Christmas from the Family (first heard this morning on CFCR radio).

I've been very busy at work lately, getting home late and sometimes coming back after the kids are asleep. I've also been out in the shop before work & after everyone's asleep trying to finish the Christmas presents I am building for the girls (shhhh... don't tell them but I'm building a doll cradle for each of them). Lots of trial & error, plus as usual everything is taking about ten times longer than I figured it would. Last night they were glued & screwed together, and the holes filled with plugs cut using a Veritas plug cutter. After trimming the plugs used to fill the screw holes early this morning and some final staining I should be varnishing them tonight with any luck. Then tomorrow I can varnish again, and maybe again of needed. Then hopefully the varnish will mostly cure by the time we leave for Christmas.