Saturday, July 26, 2008
My broken heart
It all started with and afternoon stripping paint from stripes. I had made wonderful progress. When the stripped paint was ready to come off, I would fire up the side disk grinder and I was just flying. All I had left was the waffle grid on the back of both platens. I stopped to scrape some crud out of some corner, and my make-shift work table collapsed tossing the moving platen to the floor. My heart sank when I heard the clunk. One of the hinge ears broke and a support cracked. I'll have to make a trip to a repair man on Monday. I will continue to prepare the press for paint, but some of the excitement has dissipated. I'll post pictures soon.