Thursday, December 23

TV Tray Tables - Final Assembly

Lots of “fan mail” again this morning; my other endeavor is beginning to perk nicely.  Once that was out of the way I set up to bore the pilot holes in the ends of the upper and lower spreaders.

Part way through the drill snaps off ¼” down inside the hole.  Sigh – more delays.  How to fix this?  It’s too deep to try to dig down and get hold of it with a pair if vice grips.  They to make a tool for this, a sort of long skinny hole saw that is sized to fit around the outside of the twisted off twist drill, drilling a larger hole, freeing the drill.  Then one plugs the new hole with a dowel and tarts again – with a new twist drill.  But I don’t have a set of those.

My solution?  Throw this one in the firewood box and use the “extra” I made; much quicker and less labor intensive!

Then I spend most of my day sanding these parts, assembling them to the leg pairs I made yesterday and gluing and clamping the whole shebang to the underside of the trays.  These will sit overnight to give the glue time to set up hard and I will lacquer the tables tomorrow.

The final chore for today is to scuff sand the stand, use a tack rag to remove the white sanding dust and shoot it with it’s final coat of lacquer.

Thanks for dropping in!

Production List:

2 Walnut Tray Tables with Stand for Jacklyn & Mark - In Progress
Kitchen organizer - Marie B.
Utility Trailer Make-Over for David B. - In Progress but Stalled
4 Tray Tables, All Walnut (custom size) with stand for Shelly
Walnut Steamer Trunk for David B.
3-Tier Bottle Stopper Rack, all red Oak for Donna
4-Tier Bottle Stopper Rack Cherry & Maple for David K.
3-Tier Bottle Stopper Rack (Standard) for Dan G.
Computer Desk for Laptop for Marie B.
Printer Cabinet for Marie B.

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