November 2023

The family all headed home after Thanksgiving, so I took a little time to clean up the cellar threshold. I trimmed the plugs hiding the cement screws, sanded them smooth, and applied a first coat of Tung oil. Second coat tomorrow. #wine #woodworking #ProjectWineCellar

An oak door threshold surrounded by drop cloths.

Posted on November 25, 2023

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Today was the last work day of this trip. I drilled pilot holes in the floor for concrete screws, and drilled counterbore holes in the threshold so that screw heads are hidden. Then I secured the threshold to the floor with concrete screws and a healthy helping of construction adhesive. Finally, I inserted oak dowels in the counterbore holes and glued them in place to hide the screw heads. Next trip I’ll cut the dowels flush to the surface and sand smooth. #woodworking #wine #ProjectWineCellar

Posted on November 15, 2023

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Built a threshold for the cellar door today. Started with an oak 1×10, then I ripped to width, cut to length, notched the corners (for door trim), beveled the top edges, and cut rabbets to accommodate flooring. Hopefully I’ll be able to sand and install it tomorrow. #wine #ProjectWineCellar #woodworking

An oak board clamped to a woodworking bench. Painter’s tape covers the corners and midline where measurements are marked.End view of the work-in-progress threshold showing the top bevels.End view of the finished threshold with a plank of flooring slid into the rabbets that were cut into the bottom of the threshold.

Posted on November 14, 2023

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Today’s project was installing vinyl plank flooring in the wine cellar. This is the first time I’ve ever done flooring, so I had a lot of waste at first. But once I got the hang of it, it went in really easy. #wine #ProjectWineCellar

A floating snap-together vinyl plank floor, installed in the wine cellar. The flooring is meant to look like oak, and looks surprisingly realistic.

Posted on November 13, 2023

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✅ I voted in our municipal elections. ??

I was very happy to see that they have added a paper receipt to our electronic voting machines this year. They’re a little late to that innovation, but better late than never. ?An sticker applied to my shirt that reads “I Voted”

Posted on November 7, 2023

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