|"IN THE GROOVE"|
If I were Donald Trump, I would have said "You're fired" to me.
THis is a complex painting with two parts, separated by a thin gap, covered with clear resin, and mounted on a larger board.
The last step in assembly of this piece is to glue the two painting panels on to the mounting board. I use Gorilla glue for this process.
I applied the glue, carefully positioned the two pieces, and put something heavy on each piece. I KNOW that as Gorilla glue creates the bond, it bubbles and expands a bit.
You have to keep a close eye on your painting to make sure it stays where you want it. Even with weight on it, it can move.
After I had it all weighted down, I went to check my email FOR JUST A FEW MINUTES. (Here's where I fire myself) I got too involved reading email, and when I came back to check this painting, both the top and bottom parts had moved 1/2 inch to the right and were now immovable.
I couldn't BELIEVE it. I tried to reposition them, but it was no use. The only solution was to cut 1/2 inch off the wider side. This is not easy to do with a ancient radial arm saw.
I was oh so careful in measuring and cutting off that 1/2 inch. I had the resin coated parts wrapped in plastic wrap to protect them. Fortunately, it turned out great. What makes me mad is that I KNOW BETTER!!
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So now my new rule for myself is to set a timer to check on paintings being glued. The other rule I have, which I learned the hard (and expensive) way, is to never back my minivan up to the garage entrance. If the tail gate is up and someone (like me, for example) hits the button to lower the garage door instead of the button to lower the tail gate, bad things happen.