Not MIA....just recouping. Work continues at a slower pace.

Just in case anyone was wondering, the work is still in progress on Diggity Dodge.  I've had to limit my strenuous activities to stop burning off more than I put in as far as nutrition/calories.  Being underweight is no fun and causes health issues too.

On to the progress...I have the kitchen wall almost finished with the Luan. Just a couple of small areas on the sides to cut and fit.

I'll be making new window framing when this is done.  

I've chosen to do the walls with the Fasade thermoplastic panels.  Pretty much settled on the Bermuda Bronze color.  Dad just bought some of it, so I sampled it against the counter top covering I'm going to  use.  I think it goes well together. Thoughts?   The green stuff I put down before just didn't click with me, the more I looked at it.  Probably a good thing I had to tear it off because of the bubbling, I think I would have grown to hate it.  LOL

Speaking of the bubbling problem, I decided to fill the areas on the wood counter top that had screws  with plastic wood. I also evened up some edges with it to see if helps. Despite the screws being level to the wood surface, this peel and stick stuff suffered small air bubbles in every screwed down area.

 After filling in the areas, I sanded them down and it seems to be very level now. Shouldn't have any more bubbling in the covering now.  I'm wondering how it will hold if I have to work the covering down to smooth it out. Will it just lift off the wood, or out of the depressions that it filled?  I'll know after the installation. ;-)

That's pretty much all I've done in the last couple of weeks.  Hopefully things will speed up again soon.

Take care all.

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Comment by Tina on September 2, 2017 at 7:27am

HI Rich. I took your idea, modified a bit. I had some clear acrylic spray and used that on all the areas I had filled. I think that might just work.
Planning to put the new covering down this weekend, I'll report on that went.
Digging into the carburetor this weekend as well. Brother says it's a sticky float, hopefully that's all it is. :)

Comment by Rich Thomas on August 28, 2017 at 7:44pm

High Tina, sometimes a side distraction is a positive thing. I think the plastic wood will serve you well. I wonder if you would take a small brush and paint over the putty with maybe a gloss paint it will help seal the plastic wood and also if you have to pull the covering up the adhesion to the paint and not directly to the putty would allow it to stay put. just a thought. hey good luck with all your projects.

Comment by Tina on August 28, 2017 at 11:43am

I agree with you Russ.  That full week of being mechanic, frantically trying to get at least one of two vehicles road worthy....did me in.  LOL

Take you time on the MMP. It's not going anywhere.  Give yourself time to adjust. You'll know when you're ready.  :)

Comment by Russell E Johnson on August 28, 2017 at 11:32am

Your doing good, Tina. A steady pace will accomplish more than frantic spurts. I hope to start again on the MMP. Just not sure when.



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