In what little time I had to work with it over the last few evenings, I have drawn up the pattern for the inlay in 3/16” tempered hardboard. cut it out, and started sanding it smooth. I am close, but not exactly where I want to be with this template, a little bit more work and I should be right where I want to be…
Now comes the fun part… Setting the depth for the plunge router base… This has never been a process I am particularly fond of. The idea is to start the router with the bit not touching the stock, and then simply plunging into the cut in 3 stages. In the lid I need to go 5/16, in the inlay, I want to go 3/8”. I will sand the ~1/16” down flush and want the insert proud so that I don’t end up having to sand down the main part of the work piece.
I need to make the template for routing the bore for the tags as well. I found the epoxy I was looking for. It’s the stuff you see on bar tops, but I found a smaller quantity than the bar top size… (Can you believe they sell clear epoxy in gallon jugs?!)
I was also informed that we have visitors coming over on Saturday. So much for shop time.. Oh well. Maybe Sunday, who knows?
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