2516Hrs – It’ll Have To Do
Today was my 19th straight day working at the barn. I’m feeling the pressure of my self imposed deadline and find myself thinking about all the tasks left to do even whilst I’m working on the one in hand.
I had a restless night last night thinking about the galley worktop and cutting the ice box lid of all things.
The continued bitter weather doesn’t help my mood and brain function any but I have to keep going. Unfortunately there’s a cost to working like this and it’s the quality of my work. I mentioned yesterday how tough the phenolic I’m using for the galley worktops was and cutting out the ice box lid neatly proved to be a real challenge.
I broke several jigsaw blades, and several drill bits trying to cut a better one than yesterday and then with my numb fingers I slipped and gouged a chunk out of the worktop itself. It meant scrapping the whole thing and starting again. My third attempt was a bit more successful and I’ve accepted the result and epoxied the worktop in place.
I routed out the ice box lid to take a recessed pull catch I had in my bits box to finish the job off and very nearly cocked that up as well. Gail has just pointed out that it probably should have been a completely flush fitting instead and she’s right. For now though it will have to do as indeed will the whole job.
I’ve spent far too long on this worktop and ice box now and tomorrow I have to be at my desk all day. Hopefully a day away from the barn will freshen me up a bit and on Tuesday I’ll move on to something else.