Before I got to the top, I wanted to finish box #2. Since my calibrated eyeballs went north to escape the heat, I want to make sure that #2 box fits. I don't want to make a box #3 because I have enough them.
|sliding lid #2|
|not NZ pine|
|just a wee bit below|
|flush and tight to the end|
|start of the finger grabbie thingie|
|knifing the line|
|#6 Ashley Iles straight gouge|
|knife the line again like the first time|
|cleaned up and smoothed out|
|my golden head band|
|it's new home|
|like a turtle on it's back|
|my connection hardware|
I am a big fan of using threaded inserts to attach my tops to bases. I think that they hold much better then a screw and especially better then a screw in pine. I got these 8-32 threaded inserts from Mc Feely's. I used to get them from Lee Valley but he's cut way back on what he sells now. Mc Feely's is the only vendor I found with a selection to pick and choose from.
This is as far as I got with attaching the top to the base. I've been experiencing internet problems since last thursday and they came to a head this morning when I tried to publish my blog post. It took forever to open and load the page and then it died opening the post I wanted to publish.
I eventually got it published and I then turned my attention to that problem. I figured it was the modem but the Einstein reading his troubleshooting placard hadn't made all his tic marks on it yet. He couldn't understand that the signal was good to the modem but I couldn't connect to the internet. Basic law in electronics: If you have a comes into but no comes out of, the into/out of thingie is broke. In the end, I had to go to my Internet provider and buy a new modem.
Surprised? So was I. In 14 years I have never had to pay for a modem from them. Not so today sports fans. $140 for modem/router in one and I am back surfacing the internet. And I found out that my old router and my AP's are toast. They are both 7+ years old and the new modem/router keeps resetting them. So I'm back to hardwired connections until I can get a new AP for the upstairs.
Sometimes there is an acceptable excuse for not woodworking.
If you can keep your head when all about you others are losing theirs, maybe you just don't understand the situation.