Well… I haven’t made any new progress. I did some shop clean up and moved some things around. I have a few unfinished projects in the shop that I need to handle and get them out of the way. I am using the shelf under my bench to put the “in progress” projects. So the most I’ve done on my bench is to move it under there so that I don’t have to keep moving it from one spot to another to get it out of the way. This was probably a bad idea. LOL! Out of sight… out of mind.
The next step for my bench is going to be cutting the panels to their final shape. As a reminder… here is what they look like right now.
And here is what they need to end up looking like.
I also have this pic in the plans that show more about the dimensions. I guess I need to get a compass.
Any suggestions on this? When I think of a compass I think of the kind I used in school. But I’m thinking that this won’t be my only project I’ll need to draw some curves on. So I’m open to suggestions on what I may need to look into. I thought about making a trip to Woodcraft. We have one but it’s in Louisville. It is a little over an hour away. I’m sure they have other “things” I should go look at too. LOL
So there are some other things I’m thinking about as well. Like cutting the curves? Sanding them? I have a bandsaw… but it’s a little guy. I put a new blade on it and the blade seems to want to walk alot. I know to cut close to the line and then sand to the line… which makes me question how I’ll sand it. I don’t have a great sander. I have a little ROS and a little benchtop sander that I don’t think will do the trick.
I bought a new belt for it. The side piece is missing. I pretty much gave the guy $20 and got the sander… the load of wood… an electric circular saw… and I can go back to get more wood anytime. :) But… I don’t know that it will do what I need.
So… that’s where I am right now. Just in a thinking stage. I need to get a compass to draw the curves… and get the panel cut out. I have a little time to think about it. I had a lady that saw my little mini picnic table salt & pepper holders. She wants me to make her 5 of them for gifts. I have all the material cut. Now I have to assemble. Should be fun :) Hope you guys are having a great week :)