Well I got a chance to make some sawdust and have trued up the table frame. Was having a bit of a problem tapering instead of truing the frame, but looked a little at my process on the jointer and realized I was leaning on the inbound side too long instead of the out bound side.
As I am intending to make this all with lap joints, I trolled through some old PopWoodworking magazines (that a friend of mine has loaned me…I guess that means she wants them back at some point…hmmmm) and found an article on making the perfect lap joint. It was exactly the sort of thing I needed to jostle my brain, I managed to modify it a wee bit to make it less cumbersome and finicky. I feel quite please with myself, my first jig and it worked exactly as advertised. In my normal ham-fisted fashion I always leave a little recovery room and lo and behold the jig replicated exactly the part I wanted with the habitual wiggle room exactly as I measured it out. I think this means I can ease up on the wiggle room and make the part right in the first time. Unfortunetly the jig can’t stop me from laying a joint out incorrectly, but it did give me a consistant depth with the other joints ;-)
-- "Checking for square? what madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2