I finally got to use a router for the first time. I’ve had a router for a few months now (read here), but no way to use it. My dad told me he had some I could have and he gave them to me last time he was here:
I don’t know what brand the ones in the wooden box are.
It’s been too cold to hang out in the garage lately so I haven’t had a chance to do much. It has warmed up this week, though, so today I got to work on another picture frame I’m making. I tried to go a little arts & crafts on it, but I’m not sure it’ll really work out, but at least it’s a big step up from my last frame. Step at a time, my friend. I’ll post when I’m done.
I also got the router out and played with a couple of bits. First time ever using a router. It was pretty fun, actually. I tried out the round-over bit on a piece of scrap wood. I did the end grain first since I think I remember reading about doing that somewhere so that you don’t get chip-out on the corners.
It is a little rough, but I may have been going too fast, I don’t know. It’ll take some experimenting.
My cigar box guitar is still on hold until I can get more of the wood, tools, and parts I need to make it. It’s been almost 2 months since I got the cigar boxes. I was finally able to buy a coping saw a few days ago that I will use to cut the notches in the body for the neck to go through. Again, step at a time.
-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , Proverbs 16:9