Sunday, October 31, 2010

Caution! Metal is hotter than it appears!


Well it's been a while since I have posted about the bench progress.  The custom handles have been made, and sprayed, and they do look great!
Note to self, when asking the metal worker to change something, don't actually touch the metal that he was just grinding on...it really is hot even if it doesn't look like it..




As of today the work that remains is as follows, attach top to bench, add friction lid support, and cover bottom of lid with "decorative" cover (so you can't see the staples and whatnot).
 
Today as I was working to attach the upholstered top to the bench a realization hit me...i had not really filled the holes from the previous hinges, and they weren't going to line up with the new hinges.  And as we all know (or are about to learn) you cannot drill a hole next to another hole and have the new hole be stable...so...what to do...in a moment of pure brilliance (at least that's what I tell myself) toothpicks were cut down to size, and glued and hammered into the existing holes!  
 
Of course that means that it will be tomorrow before the top can be actually screwed down...oh well!  All's well that ends well!
 


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