Getting down to the home stretch. I would like to finish this weekend. Today my youngest son and I spent about an hour cleaning and vacuuming the shop in preparation for staining and finishing the cabinet. My nine-year old finally gave up on all the fun and went to watch cartoons. I broke out the stain and an old tee-shirt and started staining the top. After that, I started on the divider panels. This managed to take up nearly every clear space left in my shop. I even put a few pieces on the router table (surface covered with cardboard). For my birthday, this year, My little helper gave me a “paint and odor” respirator mask. I thought this would be a good time to try it since it was too cold out to open the windows. It worked very well, the fumes didn’t bother me at all. After everything was stained, I still had the outfeed wing on my workbench clear. Seemed like a good place to start applying urethane to the spindles. Since I didn’t want to have them dripping and sticking to my bench, I used some clamps and some 4″ stock to create some temporary rails to rest the dowel ends on. After the urethane was applied, I could continue to spin the spindles to check for drips. It worked well and I was done those in about an hour. Since everything needs to dry and there is no place left to work, I will knock off early tonight. I still have at least an hour before midnight. Time enough to post this before I go to bed.