That’s always the advice if—as happens SO often—you’re confronted by a big gang of thugs.
And I didn’t.
Much of the work on these projects is thoroughly enjoying and relaxing—if even a bit nerve-wracking, because we want to do it right !
But … for me … I can usually tell, as I review plans, which parts of the project are going to be—by a factor of 100x—hardest for me.
In the case of THIS project, it’s the false tenons and the wedges. There are templates to be cut out for each, and then—the eight tenon templates AND the eight wedge templates are to be affixed to the milled stock, and cut out on the band saw.
But there’s that nagging “visually impaired” thing again.
I was PRETTY sure I could just wait this part out, and that … eventually … it would go away.
No. No dice. Didn’t happen.
Over the last couple days, then, I set out to tackle the wedges—affix, cut, and sand.
And they were all I thought they’d be. Bleccch !!!
But … Chapter One is done. Ladies and Gentlemen: I give you … the wedges:
The first two, prior to sanding:
All eight, after sanding:
I’m in “Eyeball Rehab,” now, for a little while.
It’s my BET, though, that the little false tenon templates … are quaking in their boots :-p
And OhByTheWay: Grizz already asked me if I’m leaving the paper ON, or taking it OFF.
Haven’t made up my mind, yet :-)
-- -- Neil