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Gluing Up; Running Backwards

After work today, I spent a couple of hours planing up all the boards and then looking at arranging them and gluing them together in to ‘layers’ that’ll then be sliced up in to shorter blocks and then assembled to created the complete boards.

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Starting the New Desk

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to say that I was out in the workshop last night until darkness fell and, that’s one of the small things I missed most while I was living away from home. Last night, I was out there until 21.30, making early progress on the folding laptop desk I’ve been wanting to build for a while now.

Uncomfortable!

You see, I’ve spent the past two weeks (since moving back home) using my laptop in such a manner. It’s far from comfortable and, not matter how I sit, resting in one position on the floor for too long leaves me with either a dead leg or pins and needles!

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Part 5 is A-Live!

Part 5 in my Picket Planters video series was uploaded to YouTube yesterday evening. I’ve dubbed it as the ‘penultimate’ episode in this particular playlist but, it may turn out to be the final video, as I realised (shortly after uploading) that I’ve mis-placed (perhaps, even, deleted) the final scenes of footage I recorded about two-months ago… 😳

All the ‘exciting’ stuff will have been witnessed, by the time you’ve finished watching this latest instalment so, you’re not missing out on much in the practical sense, at least, if this does end up being the last in the series. There’s only one scene that I can recall and that was basically me talking about the painted finish I had decided to go with – if the worst comes to it, I could always summarise that in an additional blog post, should the missing video footage not re-emerged (I have checked both of my SD cards).

As always, if you cannot get the video to load here for you on WordPress, please try clicking this link, which will take you directly to YouTube.

Comments are always welcome. I was actually quite pleased with this one. Alright, so I’m still about as vocal as a doormouse but, I thought that the animations and transitions between scenes worked very well…

With any luck, I’ll have another (more concise!) video series starting in a couple of weeks and, I’m also looking to round-off the long-forgotten Towel Stand Project in the near future… 😳

Thanks for reading and for watching.

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