This past Tuesday Sept. 22 was a day spent finishing an order. It was a quiet gray day with little sunshine, cool but not wet.
First order of the day was to turn on the heat in the barn. It was under 50 at day break and and the Hydrocote Resithane finish I use really likes to be applied above 60 degs. F. Finish days are usually spent doing one thing, spraying lacquer, 3 coats with sanding in between coats. I usually don't do any woodworking on finish day to keep sawdust off of me and off of the wet lacquer. The lacquer set up nice and it's a good looking order.
I was done with the finishing about 3 PM and decided to do some cleaning of the shop. All sorts of things need to be taken up to the store room above the shop but first I needed to clean off the stack of stray wood pieces from the stairs. It's amazing how much stuff ends up on those stairs. After a few trips up the stairs, the car parts were stored securely upstairs probably never to be found again.
I heat the shop with Propane heat and it's expensive, so I needed to reinstall the insulated panel at the top of the stairs. It's a quick job, unscrew the keeper, lay the panel over and slide into place. As I back down the stairs, "well that's done I say", finish the order, clean the shop and seal up the stairs. At the bottom of the stairs I glance at the clock above the saw, it was 5:19 PM, wow that's the autumn equinox
.........I was done for the day and the shop is ready for winter...............how timely.