Not much as happened in the last couple days. Dad has been taking up most of my time, so I haven’t been able to make much progress on Gypsy. I do, however, have some photos to share that I didn’t get the chance to upload from my phone until now (why do we still call them phones when we mainly use them for other things?).
The sink came with a particleboard backing glued on. Because I plan to shower in the sink, and therefore will be placing an unusual amount of strain on the rim, I’ve decided to mount the sink in an unusual manner—hopefully providing more support, but who knows, I’m neither a carpenter nor an engineer. The particleboard backing got in the way of those plans, so it had to go.
The sink also has a protruding edges that are supposed to be used to mount the sink. I won’t be needing them, but they can’t be easily removed, so I used my handy dandy plunge router to carve channels to work around the protruding edges.
No table saws around so …
… It’s not as perfect as a table saw, and truth be told, the not-exactly-square cuts are driving me nuts, but it works well enough for now. (Okay, confession time. I’m already hoping to redo the sink countertop and cabinet in a year or so. Perfectionism meets procrastination.)
Testing the strength of the structure. Planking is so 2008, but who cares? It was fun.
Sticking it to the man, especially because they promised me lumber with “hardly any knots” but what I received had about one knot every foot.
Class T fuses are gigantic. Ignore the dry skin on my hands, it’s from washing them every five minutes (taking care of Dad).
Building dreams—thumbing through the pages and hoping that we’ll get to see every notable town and natural wonder listed on its pages.