Router table reclaimation #2: Disaster!

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Blog entry by RandyMarine posted 05-06-2009 10:37 PM 1359 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello all,

Sorry I had not posted the follow up sooner, but family life superceeds all.

Well, I learned a lot of this project. The main ones are:
1) Never reuse partical board!
2) Beginners should always spend max amount of time on planning.
3) For now, always build a scale prototype.
4) Never laminate during the assembly phase…save it for last. More cutting, but less gouging.
5) Pilot holes, pilot holes, and pilot holes. Regardless of the screw size.

I did manage to get the back and base built and installed. However, with the extra weight of the plywood back and 2×4/plywood base; just pulled the hardware joinery right out of the reused partical board.

Oh well. Its progress not perfection, right?

I also discovered I needed a lot more practice before I went crazy with anything else…

This stuff ain’t as easy as it looks. LOL

This all happened about 5 weeks ago, and since than I have managed to redeem some sense of pride with a few other projects I have started and finished.

Since this little debacle, I have completed a sandbox (pics to follow), an assembly bench, and a work bench. I am going to write a blog about the work benchs latter today.

As I read over my two blogs, I also hope my writing improves as much as my woodworking.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#1 posted 05-06-2009 11:02 PM

Does the new sand box look like a upside down router table? LOL

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 05-06-2009 11:26 PM

Perseverance Randy! We all have been there and still are from time to time!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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