|The Kid - Dillon|
My oldest - Dillon - was helping me with furniture in January -- on a particular dresser - I told him to use the wet/dry sandpaper over the entire thing and then polish it up.
Now this kid has been helping with furniture (for pay) since he was 16 -- at my comment he looked up at me, shocked.
"I thought you did that right before the customer got here."
Why does the kid only see and remember my bad habits!
You see, in the final stage of refinishing a dresser, end table, dining table, etc...it is necessary to use emery sandpaper over the entire item to even out the final finish and make the wood smooth to the touch.
Then, the entire item needs to be polished up. It sound like a lot of work, but really takes about 5 minutes.
Looking at it, before and after, it looks the exact same - its the touch that feels rough or smooth - so before this final step, I usually take photos and post the item.
Every time, I do the same thing - when someone wants to see the dresser, desk, etc... I find myself running out to the garage to do the final sanding and polishing, many times minutes before they arrive.
It's a sickness. I don't consider myself a procrastinator in other parts of my life - but somehow, I must derive some inner benefit from panicking and running out to the garage at the last minute to smooth the wood and polish the item--
|How I Envision myself working on Furniture|
|This looks more like my reality - Bummer|
Somehow Dillon has observed this bad habit and decided that it was the WAY IT SHOULD BE DONE!
Kids don't pick up on good habits BUT somehow can zero in on bad ones -- parenting is tricky.
See you soon-