Bad Juju

I just have to post that…..

I had a bit of bad knitting juju this morning and ripped the entire sleeve out of Na Craga.  I just couldn’t leave it as is, made a mistake a few rows back, got mad, and ripped it all.  If my knitting is going to be wandering around the Ukraine, it better be perfect knitting.

Thank goodness I got so far on the front this weekend that I can still feel like I am ahead of the game!

And yes, you’ll have to wait ’till tonight for pictures of the weekends progress because *someone* called me after I fell asleep last night and kept me up too late and then I was wide awake and hungry and had to take a benadryl to get back to sleep.  Causing me to sleep in until my alarm which meant that I didn’t have time to take pictures.  Oh well, today we learn patience 😉

Finishing Up Susan, from Nick

Now that the circles have had a few days to cure it’s time for the final step of finishing. They get buffed out with some extra fine steel wool (#0000) and wax.
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This leaves a mirror smooth satin finish
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Next I attack the bottom of the Susan with coarse sand paper. This gets the surface ready for gluing the cork padding to the bottom.
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For this I’m using a two part epoxy. Epoxy loves sticking to wood (the cork) and plastics (The Polyurethane finish is basically a type of plastic).
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The Susan is put back together and sits on the glue covered cork for 12 hours. Those old fish food cans are filled with lead shot for weight. But don’t worry about Susan, that bearing is rated for 350 lbs. That’s allot of fricken yarn!
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After the epoxy cures overnight I trim and sand the edges of the cork bottom.
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And now Susan is done!!!!! She looks like she needs some arms! Those get finished up tomorrow!
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