Saturday, March 10, 2018

I checked in to 5 places, took 9 photos, wrote 2 microblogs, walked 5.94 miles, and weighed 178.5 pounds. I was in Des Moines.

9:55 am

Mornings in the Brooks house

11:18 am

Hoping to keep hardware to a minimum, I joined the banister cap and base boards together with dowels and glue. I had one joint where it wasn't going to be possible to fit things together this way, so I made a little hidden spline.

11:30 am

Th hidden spline on the banister cap

11:36 am

There was a lot of drilling, routing, and precise cuts to get everything to fit properly.

12:58 pm

Checked in at The Fighting Burrito, Des Moines, Iowa

2:06 pm

Checked in at Brooks' Dead End Ranch, Des Moines, Iowa

2:30 pm

Starting on the top of the banister... oh yea. that's a tight miter

5:42 pm

For the top of the banister, I ripped and planed down some 6" boards and then cut the miters and scribes at the wall.

5:42 pm

The top of the banister set in place

6:34 pm

Climbed over 30 flights of stairs without leaving the house today... "Perks" of having a shop in the basement and building stuff for the main floor.

6:35 pm

7:55 pm

Checked in at Centro, Des Moines, Iowa

8:24 pm

Sue

9:33 pm

Checked in at Americana, Des Moines, Iowa

10:19 pm

Checked in at The Gas Lamp, Des Moines, Iowa

10:50 pm

Shreddin DJ