Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Bar progress

As I mentioned yesterday I am building a bar in my basement. Even though I really should be getting ready for the new semester, I decided to install some tile on my bar (I am such a terrible procrastinator).

I have installed a lot of ceramic tile in the past 5 years. I did our kitchen, dining room, 2 entry ways, a shower and now on and under my bar. I own a tile saw and have used it a lot. I do all of my tile cutting outside because a tile saw is a bit messy. A tile saw is a wet saw meaning the blade cooled by water. The bottom inch of the blade dips into a reservoir of water.

As evidence that Minnesota winters are cold, my tile saw froze up between cuts. It was only outside for a total of 3 hours, but that was enough to freeze the blade in the "not moving" position when I hit the switch.

Tomorrow I will add grout. That job sucks, but it will help me procrastinate.


the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Did it freeze up between the next to last cut and the last cut? That's how my luck would run, but then, I think I've established that I'm slowly living out a poorly scripted sit com.

Chemgeek said...

Yes. Granted, it was about 20 minutes after the penultimate cutting session, but that was pretty much how it played out.