This project was not designed to be built from your common, standard 3/4” thick lumber. Noooooooo, Mr Frank Lloyd Wright would never have been that unoriginal. The main pieces for the shades are 1/4” thick stock and the base is made from pieces that are either 1/4” or 1/2” thick. Of course I don’t have any lumber that’s already those sizes, so I’ll have to resaw something to make the parts for these lamps.
Of course, I don’t have a bandsaw so the resaw will be a bit more complicated. I do have a table saw. As a matter of fact I have two table saws. One is an older Craftsman contractor saw that I’m refurbing. It’s not ready to use yet so I’ll have to make do with my other saw, which is a Ryobi that I bought fifteen years ago.
I decided to make a resaw fence jig that I could use on the Ryobi and later adapt easily to the Craftsman. Here’s what I came up with:
The fence is eight inches high. The base includes a replaceable zero clearance insert. Both the insert and the face of the fence are 1/8” Masonite hardboad which provides a smooth surface which allows the wood to slide easier.
See you in the next episode.
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