As a newbie woodworker, I’ve on several occasions joked with buddies that I was annoyed when a video or a plan said “use a piece of scrap”... Because I don’t actually have a wide assortment of scrap, mostly just some tag ends of 2×4’s left over from building shelves in the storage room last year and few small odds and ends from projects this year.
So, today, I set out to build a tenoning jig for a project… I was actually doing pretty well, solving design and assembly issues, getting parts cut and assembled… And then I hit a dead end. How I’d planned for the jig to work wasn’t physically possible with my jig as built and the fence I have.
Well at least I got some practice in, and now have a bunch of very nice 3/4” MDF scrap.
It just happens I’ll need some 3/4” MDF scrap for the tenoning jig I’m building…
-- Derek, Bremerton WA --