Progress is slow, but inevitable.

I’ll bet that headline made you think that this was going to be a really philosophical post, right?  Well, it’s just a little update on the lowboy that has to be completed soon, very soon.  The feet are carved.  (We are directly across from the Maumee River, part of the North American Goose flyway and there seems to be an inordinate amount of traffic through the backyard, hmm….could they be attracted… no!, don’t be silly!)  Anyway, here’s where I’m at:

I rubbed out the top and just had to see what it would like.  It’s not bad.

If you think the lowboy is nearly complete, you’d be wrong.  I’d say that it’s about 60%.  Draw bearers, guides and kickers have to be designed, manufactured and installed.  Knee blocks have to be cut, sculpted and installed.  Drawers have to be constructed.  Cockbeading has to be made and attached.  And then……….comes the (somewhat) astronomical task of finishing.  It will be a big job because the whole thing will be distressed then painted with three different colors of milk paint.  Then I’ll have to decide…oil? shellac? rubbing varnish? wax? – what will I use for a topcoat.

I’ll be glad to see this thing out of here.  I’m ready for something new.  Maybe I should buy a new Softail.

And just so you know that I always wax philosophical when completing these projects;

Memento homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.  (Remember man, thou art dust and to dust you shall return.)

I’d better get busy!

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