I finally got off my arse and bagged up and labeled all the parts to clear off the bench top. Next up was to make a new wooden deck for the box.
1/2” Red Oak again. No clue what the old board is but it’s brittle as all hell now so it’s toast.
And I got this far yesterday when 1/4 of the way through drilling the curved corners the board split along the grain…. Had to start from scratch with a new board. Oh well. Got to spend some time at the wood store with the boy so not a wasted afternoon ;-)
Skipping ahead a bit (it really is as simple as cutting out a shape.. I don’t really have to explain that do I? )
Felt good to get some shavings on the benchtop again finally!
Then to layout the dados.. Tip of the day.. Don’t use the old board as a guide for depth of these. Lay your new board on the box and register a chisel on the guide clamp plate and mark the depth from there.. Ask me how I know.
Knife and cut.. LOVE this saw!
Then the ol’ routah plane trick..
Annnnnd Boom! Ready for some danish oil and wax.
That leaves only one thing to do (aside from tackling the saw it’s self).. Assembly! Hope to get to that tomorrow but no actual promises.. Stay Tuned!
-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com