I’ve been working hardcore on the Phi Kappa Tau table this week. Last week, I put the lines on the table. This week, I’ve done the place dots and the ΦΚΤ. I’m going to do the LANES tonight or tomorrow morning and seal it with polyurethane 14 hours later.
I’ve put some pictures up on Facebook, but everyone should be able to see them.
Phi Kappa Table @ Facebook
I took it upon myself these past few days to redo Phi Tau’s tabletops. They were only about three years old, but the original builders used OCB plywood instead of a finish plywood and then the tables were used before a polyurethane coat dried.
Johnny Nagy is redoing one and I’m doing the other. I’ll post more on Johnny’s when he’s closer to producing something photography-worthy.
I repainted the legs and structure. I kept it red, but used a more vibrant red because that’s the only red that came in the cheap spray paint I wanted to use.
Here’s the table with the new top screwed on:
Unfortunately, I made a slight oops when I screwed in a screw on the end (or Blose did, ’cause he screwed a few of them on):
After the first coat of stain:
After the second coat of stain:
It’s going to get some red stripes down the length and then get some red dots indicating where to put bowling pins/cups should one want to use this table for certain party sports
If you’ve seen the original, it’s going to look like it, but with a stained background instead of yellow and it’ll be smooth and easier to clean.
Colin Dean, son of Tom and Jane Dean, recently graduated from Westminster College in New Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a minor in creative writing focusing on journalism. He was editor-in-chief of The Holcad, the college’s student newspaper, and served on a number of committees and was a member of a number of scholastic and social organizations.
Colin will be attending Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pennsylvania for a Masters of Education in Business Education. This degree and certificate will enable him to teach high school computer science classes. He hopes to earn eventually a communications certificate so that he may teach journalism, as well.
In the mean time, Colin is working as a writer for a computer hardware and software web site while searching for jobs in Pittsburgh and living at the Phi Kappa Tau house in New Wilmington.
I’ve been swamped with capstone, The Holcad, classes, and fraternity things like Greek Week. I’ve got post almost ready—it’ll be up in a few days.
I’ll be able to write more once school’s out.
A detachment of brothers from Phi Kappa Tau appeared at my front door Jan. 28 and handed me a bid.
I accepted it the following day.
Pick-Up Day (yesterday, Feb. 3) was one of the most fun days I’ve had in college.
Even though I’ve only got a semester with the guys, I’m gonna make the most of it and have lots of fun.