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.

2 comments:

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.