One item that has been languishing on my Undersized Urbanite To-Do List is trim for the interior doors. My house has only two doors to frame, which makes four sides to trim, which equals 12 pieces of wood to cut. Since I teach middle school math and have taught the use of a protractor to hundreds of children, I figured I could eyeball 45 degrees pretty closely by hand. Turns out, 43⁰ or 48.5⁰ degrees makes a huge difference when trying to match up pieces of teeny tiny wood. So, I invested in a miter box. This little doohickey makes cutting angles a snap. Now, I just need to learn how to apply wood glue so that it doesn't turn into a complete gloppy mess. For now, I will turn the glue side inwards, but it should be something I can master.
As for the hanging flashlights that have been placeholders for the awesome lighting fixtures, I am avoiding that task as well. The mini light bulbs that I ordered stated their size as 2mm, which would have fit inside the holes in my glass beads, but when they arrived they came enclosed in a plastic casing that was wider than 2mm. I tried filing down the plastic, but I ruined one bulb. So, I need to sand the glass bead openings wider. And, of course, one bead broke in the process. My coping technique for frustration is to avoid the source of frustration. So, the lights are in danger of not being completed on time unless I start to put things into hyperoverdrive.
Citroën DS19 1/16 - part 2
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