Last week in our exciting episode of “Let’s Renovate an Old Church in Our Spare Time” we left halfway done with the floors. So what was it like to go back at it the following weekend?
It was awesome. It was like getting back on the horse, after you had fallen and broken all the tender bits on your body!
And work it was.
When we finished last weekend, it felt like we might be halfway done. Or even more!
But it won’t get done by wishing, so let’s get started!
First we used the large sander. Last week we had the drum sander, but we wanted to try the circular one. It had about the same effect. It took off the top layers a little quicker than the drum sander, but it was a lot trickier to handle. If you tried to steer it, it had a tendency to spin off into its own circular spasm of cyclonic motion, taking the handler with it. But if you got all zen with it and let it do its thing, it would drift along in a cloud of dust and swirl its way down the planks.
But to really finish the job, the Bronco had to be engaged.
You can see the difference.
And so it went. Circular swirls and Bronco bucking.
Next thing you know,
Yeah, we got done. But did I get a shot of it?
Not really, so this will have to do.
– The White Church Gallery