Monday, July 16, 2012
Weeds and Woodwork
Nice to have that much done, though. Makes it look a little like I have a real garden this year.
That was four coats and that's enough. I'd contemplated going on today and priming the south wall and the adjacent west corner. But I don't like the way I got primer on the lower edge of the cornice on the east wall when I tackled it in April-- it'd be a good idea to tape that surface to prevent it happening on this side. So I'm giving the shellac overnight to harden up before I apply the tape.
The old pegs were 1/2" diam., but I started drilling with the smaller bit in case I didn't hit the hole on center first time. First knocked down any that protruded with the Dremel multipurpose cutting bit. Probed around with the dental picks trying to work the loose pieces out, then finished it off with a 1/2" Forstner.
Tested the cleared holes with a 1/2" dowel I have sitting around. I guess I'll cut it up to make the new pegs.
Around 10 o'clock I thought I was almost done with all the drilling out I needed to do, just two more to go at the top of the hinge-side stile. But the attachment of the bottom panel to that stile is a little wobbly, and considering how easily the other joints fell apart, maybe I should take my rubber mallet and separate those pieces and replace those pegs, too.
Which would have given me up to eight more holes to clear, depending on how many pegs I could keep intact. Nope, I've had enough for the night.