Lots of firsts for me tonight:
1) made my first ever jig
2) made my first ever dado
3) Used my brand new router in the plunge base
4) did my first serious routing (ok, kind of a compilation of 1-3 above)
The jig I made is for routing tenons. The pieces I’m working on (the legs for my workbench in progress) are too big for the router table, too big for my tiny table saw, and damn tiring to do by hand. I got the plans from here
Not much to look at, really, but it’s my first jig ever, AND it actually works like it’s supposed to! Amazing! I’m disgustingly proud of myself.
Here’s my first dado:
it’s a good fit here!
But a little loose on this side:
That’s ok, the screws, glue and angle braces will solve that issue.
Didn’t have time to finish the tenon, so you don’t get a picture of that yet.
And I’ve never used a router before. I didn’t realize the waste was so splintery :( Ow! Used to sawdust, not little chips.
-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!