Now I approached this with great trepidation as I am known to be one of the worst woodworkers in the world. So I started work with great care, following my full size template and measuring twice and cutting once.
I am used to rushing through baseboard construction and paying the price later. But this once I seemed relaxed and more careful. My saw cuts were a little less wavy, the corners were square. All in all things are progressing quite well.
I haven't finished yet of course. Which in itself is another miracle. Normally I would have banged these baseboards together in a couple of hours. Today after 4 hours I'm about halfway there.
Why is this? Am I getting mellower in my old age or is it the spectre of the P87 standards staring over my shoulder saying.
"If you don't get it right now then We'll bite you back with stock derailments later"
Strangely, I'm quite happy that I don't have the baseboards finished yet. There's always tomorrow after the England game...