I’ve finally started building my router table. But before I could do even do that I had to build myself a couple jigs. Since I don’t have a table saw yet I built a guide for my circular saw so that I could at least cut a straight line.
I’ve heard that the table saw is the most important woodworking tool. But from my reading I’ve made the following observations about table saws:
- Table Saws vary a great deal in quality
- The difference in quality makes a huge difference in the ease of use and quality of the output
- The difference in quality is directly proportional to the price you are willing to spend on a saw
So with this information I don’t want to make the wrong choice and over or under spend on a saw.
The second jig I made was one for creating dado’s using my router. This seems to be something I would use even if I had a table saw. It turned out ok, it’s very rough but it seems to work ok.
With these jigs made. I was able to cut large pieces for the case. I’m making an enclosed case for the table to, hopefully, cut down on the noise and dust that escapes.
The neatest thing so far is that after cutting the dados for the shelf and base they actually fit in the slot properly. I’m now just about ready to glue and screw the case together.
I’ve already learned a bunch and it’s interesting to me how much for quickly I was able to set up the jig for my later dado cuts compared to my first ones. I’m also amazed by how much sawdust I’m producing.
-- Danger: Novice Woodworker here.