Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile. - Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Christmas Holiday Project

I have spent the 23rd and the 24th busily working on one of my many kits. I have taken a lot of photos which are going to take a little time to get ready for posting. In the mean time I thought I would show off a picture of the tools that got a serious workout on this project.

The sanding block; One of the big stars of the project.
Clamps; as you all know I pretty much can't put anything together without clamps. At a couple of points I was even running short of clamps.
Tailor's Tape; pretty easy job for this one, didn't need it till the end
Weights; I have decided that I need another pair of these but Micro Mark is out right now
X-Acto Knife; I think I'm out of blades after this project
Black Paint; really just a cameo appearance.
Wood Filler; ended up using more of this than I should have because of some mistakes
Titebond II; this really held everything together
Sandpaper (various grades); when the sanding block couldn't get into those tight places, I resorted to regular sandpaper.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!


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    1. Very Busy, fortunately I was left to my own devices while the women cooked and baked!

  2. I hope you realize that #11 blades are like figures: if you ever run out, you die. (Not that I've heard of either happening, but it sounds like you're tempting fate.)

    1. Fortunately it was only the supply of #11 in my travel kit. There are still plenty at home.

    2. Whew! Shouldn't be any worse than a cold, then.


    3. That's good! I wasn't aware of that corollary!

  3. Merry Christmas Kris. I look forward to seeing what you've been working on.

    1. I'm looking forward to getting it posted!
      Merry Christmas Aaron!