Yeah, it can mean different things but today it means that I got away
with a couple of things that I had no right to get away with.
I'm fixing a bed for a guy and the original pins that were used to
hold the catch plate for the corner hardware were either made too
short, or the receiving holes were drilled too deep (my bet).
Well, The Golden Bucket of Crap ( you know, everyone has one. mine is
a five gallon bucket that odds and ends of hardware get tossed into.)
came up large with a bolt that matched the pins diameter plus the
machine thread depth of the bolt. That allowed me to A: not have to
go to Home Depot on a Sunday and B: run some epoxy into the threads
and screw the bolt full depth into the hole before sawing to length,
leaving me with a connection to the wood that I can trust.
Then I found some birch veneer tape that allowed me to patch in a
missing piece of veneer on the rail.
Then I was looking for some premixed stain that would match existing
and found that I didn't have anything even close.
I thought my luck had run out.
BUT - I had an old bottle of TransTint Medium Brown and when I wiped
that on - it matched perfectly.
You just don't get a run of luck that often.
The Eagles are on an FM station and the Phillies are on an AM station
so that I can bounce back and forth real easy...This is a four star
kinda day. Screw the economy and the political scientologists - it's
going just fine out in the shop today.