Calling this finished. I am unhappy with it for a variety of reasons. My wife told me I need to keep it though as a reminder that my failure state for woodworking is “functional and still pretty”.
Cherry from Urbanwood with shellac and wax. I sanded between coats on the shellac (500 grit) this time and it came out SO smooth.
Yesterday I finally finished up insulating our rim joists. In total it was a 3 day project spread out over a lonnnng time. I think I started 6 months ago? If I did it again it'd be less than a day. Finally figured out two important things:
1. You can absolutely cut XPS foam board with hand saws. A table saw and miter saw is a billion times faster and cleaner.
2. Great Stuff sells a Pro dispensing gun thing. It was worth every penny.
the tiny house movement has gone too far: https://annarbor.craigslist.org/bik/d/dexter-bicycle-camper/6996206152.html
If you still use iTerm2 on Mac, you will want to be aware of this newly discovered remote code execution vuln: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2019/10/09/iterm2-critical-issue-moss-audit/
Highly recommend watching the Olafur Eliasson episode of Abstract:
Especially if you feel like modern art is not for you.
Toward the beginning he will ask you to do an experiment with him and it is _very_ worth trying to play along.
posted in photo/video we have...a cat? https://annarbor.craigslist.org/pho/d/ypsilanti-big-furry-male-cat/6988082378.html
This morning while biking in I managed to hit kerrytown when there were no cars or trucks around for a few blocks. It was SO quiet. Not eerie in the least, just incredibly peaceful:
It lasted for about 5 seconds and the feeling has stuck with me all day.
Jason Mantzoukas is a fascinating person: