The scary router table plate has been successfully drilled and connected to the router. Upon completion of this crucial step, there was a brief period of dancing. This of course was followed by 3 minutes of cheering from the imaginary crowd, and when the aforementioned crowd demanded a curtain call, I happily obliged.
Historically, when I have approached the end of a task, the last 10% seems to be a dreadful pain to complete. I can’t say if I have reached the 90% complete mark, but I am filled with a level of router table building excitement, that could only be compared to the excitement felt by Columbus, when he discovered the capital of Ohio. After the cheering had subsided, I spent a couple of more hours of sanding. The edges were smoothed.
As is the tradition, after a good sanding, I like to sit down and watch my alma mater, the Ames High Little Cyclones, play in the 4A state high school basketball finals. At the half, the Little Cyclones lead S.E. Polk 29-20. After seventy five cents, the Little Cyclones lead S.E Polk 41 – 28. They are a mere 8 minutes away from winning their second consecutive state championship and allowing me to get back to working on my router table. I am sure they will try to hurry. For those of you, who don’t follow Iowa high school basketball, Harrison Barnes, was the number one recruit in the nation. The Cyclones won, the final score was 47 -37. Ames has won 53 consecutive games, dating back to last year.
So now that the game is over, I can get back to work. The remaining steps include mounting the table top to the legs, building a fence, cutting off the ends and making them pretty, and installing the miter gauge track. I am having so much fun and am very eager to get back to work, so I apologize for the short post tonight.
-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com