Work Continues

Having stood to restore the hand plane, I decided I could at least continue with varnishing the chairs, so using my two saw-horses and a piece of sheet timber I had, I created a mid height table, and got to work.

I managed to get another two chairs varnished before the sponge I had, disintegrated, and forced me to stop.

So, that is the table and three of the four chairs with their first coat applied. I have to say, that although it has saved me money, I wouldn\’t do this again, the build quality, especially of the chairs, leaves a lot to be desired, time will tell how long they last, they seem fairly sturdy, but I think that is more to do with the number of nails they applied, rather than the quality of their mortise and tenon joints. It has given me idea on how I could make my own, but, hopefully that will be sometime in the future.

I am glad I stopped when I did, because tonight, I am paying the price. Despite taking pain killers, my back is killing me, I think, even though I was varnishing on a makeshift table, there was still some bending and twisting involved. I hope it is not too long before the spinal block kicks in.

Tomorrow it is back to the cancer Doc, if it isn\’t one thing it\’s another!!!

Published by Phil Sale

I moved to Colombia from Spain in 2012, and I am happily married to a Colombiana.

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