Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wednesday



It rained off and on all day Wednesday. I went to Time Out for lunch so I could take another load of “stuff” to Goodwill.

When I got home, I changed clothes, started the Wednesday Night Wash,  and went out to the garage. I was disappointed to see that the Liquid Nails was not dry yet. The adhesive caulk dried in 24 hours! So, I took the book inside and set it on the kitchen floor with a 10-pound weight on top of it to prevent warping.

Then I went back out and pounded the dowel through all the books. I used the Liquid Nails (despite my misgivings) to glue each one together. This was not easy!!!

I drilled a 3/8-inch hole halfway through the base in its center. Then I used Elmer’s Wood Glue to glue the dowel in place. I got the top book as level as I could and set another 10-pound weight on top of it while it all dries.

I had put a frozen container of that Tuscan Soup in the fridge to thaw Wednesday morning. But it still was frozen when I went to eat dinner. So, I settled for a can of Dinty Moore beef stew and two slices of bread, instead.

I tooke the laundry out of the dryer and either hung up or folded the clothes. I watched a little TV but went to bed early (again).

4 comments:

  1. When's the grand unveiling?

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  2. It's coming, but I ain't too happy with this one! Cool concept, Sucky outcome. I have options, but didn't think this through enough. You win some and you lose some, I guess.

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  3. It's never too late to buy that pages router bit...

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  4. You know, Melissa took your idea (I had explained it) and ran with it. She said she had seen where people cut out a square on the inside of a book to hide valuables (so have I). So why not cut out a square in each book, leaving the pages, and putting a block of wood inside. I thought about that, but there were a few things wrong with it. You'd have to have the patience of a saint and a whole lot of razor knives. And, you would have to have a planer to get the blocks of wood to the right height. I don't have any of those things! The upside would be you could just screw the thing together and skip the whole glue thing!

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