Well it seems I’m finally making some serious progress on our outdoor table. I spent a Cpl. hours walking the router bit in to get the depth on the table’s edge I wanted. As we all know you can’t hog that much wood off in big passes without chip out or burning. I bought the bit from MLCS as mentioned in previous blog. The bit held up and performed flawlessly. I only had one or two small spots where it burned, along with no chip out.
I decided to challenge myself and do something different on this project that I have never attempted Bow Tie Inlay’s. I thought this would give the table a great look and some interesting conversation’s with our friend’s that are not familiar this type of inlay. I started practicing them a few weeks ago and decided to go for it.
It was going really well until Blondie came in to the shop and insisted on eat some lunch. I have a bad habit of just working without eating. As I was walking out of the shop my foot hit the cord of my router and boom, it hit the floor breaking the small spiral bit. Bummer, off to Woodcraft I go!
So sat I finished cutting all 8 of them on the table top and now I need to start making the inlay inserts. I have started hand sanding the edge and top with 80 grit so far. Boy way it fun making all that saw dust from the router!!!!
No work on the table this Sun as I went golfing. My buddy and I enjoyed some beers and Cuban cigars. We both shot well, which makes it a little more fun to boot.
Thanks for looking as always and look Fwd to comments and suggestions.
www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsitesc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/bittable_edge.html Bit #8567
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"