Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Beginning this past Monday, ISPs have to obey new spying rules.
Stop talking through shitty corporate voicemail menus & talk to a real human instead! Technology being used in reverse to keep corporations from wasting our time — I love it!
Also: “24” renewed for 2 more seasons! (more…)

We finally sanded and wood-filled enough to start our wood staining project.  We did just the inside of the new cabinet.  Since it was interior, we didn’t quite sand it as fine (220 grit) as they said you should, since it’s just the interior.  The Minwax brand gel wood stain we got definitely isn’t dark enough.  A second coat applied to a test board did not darken it any from the first coat (contrary to the claims of any how to guides we see).  Damn is it messy, and smelly.  Even the next day, I don’t want to be in the same room.  Anyway, we got the smallest container, and used half of it just on 1 coat on the inside of the cabinet.  So we definitely need more.  I think we are going to go for a darker color than the color of the stain we had.    And we still have plenty of sanding to do (start at 60 grit, work out the rough stuff, then go up to 120 grit, then 160 grit, then finally 220. What a pain.)