more progress sprouts more questions
More progress on Madison's hug. I continued the measuring, cutting, fastening while more questions piled up on the list. Questions like... how much space do I allow for upholstery; how do I upholster on a curve or in a corner, do I inset the face of the drawer or does it poke out; does the area of the bench require another vertical support; how do I support the drawer from the inside; how precise does the fit need to be; what sort of light fixture would be groovy; how do I wire/attach the light...and so piles up the pile.
For most of these questions I'm pretty sure there's a book or generous teacher out there who will enlighten me. Until I collect a few more days to break out the power tools I'll be researching and reading. I'll do some practice on the upholstery too, curves and corners.
The slow progress is frustrating and kinda smirky while continuously revealing how much I don't know. Then there's the happy, learning side of this adventure.
The Bessey clamps are AMAZING. I had no doubt they would be useful. What I didn't realize is that I had half a dozen extra hands. Brilliant!! Must have more.
I can mostly be friends with the math so long as I don't look it directly in the eye. That way lies madness.
My sister grows a very tasty garden when I needed a break and a snack. Good times.