Walnut and Lacewood Crib #2: Status Update

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Blog entry by HokieMojo posted 05-26-2009 05:33 PM 1039 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I’m about 3 months past my deadline to finish the crib I’ve been building. I was planning to shoot some photos with some status updates when I had a router mishap. I was routing channels for the gate slides to rest in and the router jumped and ran accross the leg on the headboard. This was the point when I got fed up and quit for the day. At this point, I can’t disassemble and rebuild because of my timeline, so I’ll have to accept it and move on.

I did run out to sears and pick up an edge guide (As opposed to a poorly adapted centering jig I was trying to use). I’m not sure if this will work well, but I’d love to hear about other people’s experience using simple edge guides. It is pretty hard to screw up when using one of these? Any advice would be appreciated.


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Gary Fixler

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#1 posted 05-26-2009 11:18 PM

I’ve used one on my little laminate trimmer for a few things, and it was pretty easy. The thing that comes to mind with the router jumping out is maybe you were making deep cuts? Several passes of shallow depth will mean less wood removal per depth, and less chance of a big catch and jump.

What a pain, though. Sorry to hear about that.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#2 posted 05-27-2009 04:21 PM

Thanks Gary. I don’t think I was going too deep (maybe 1/16th”). I think it was more driven by the jig I was trying to use. I was using the centering jig from one of my project posts. I needed to gut the dowels VERY short to get it to work. I guess I went too short. Combine that with a 3/4” bit that probably wants to move around and I got problems.

I’m feeling better about it now, because it is out of the way, but still. I’ll chalk it up to a learning experience.

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#3 posted 05-27-2009 05:26 PM

Becareful out there even with a new guide

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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