Pardon my French! Today I really let the expletives fly! I had a job cancel, so I grabbed a couple of table legs and headed out into the sun. I routed a round over on both and sanded them out with 180 grit paper. They were looking good. About this time 3 helicopters began to hover over my house due to a cougar being cornered in a neighbors yard (a real cougar – not an old lady into overly waxed boys :-) Anyhow back to the table. I thought I might rout a couple of flutes onto the 2 flat sides of each leg. I threw some 2 sided tape on a chunk of Trex slapped it on the router base and began to free hand it. This is the exact moment that my day turned ugly. I guess I wasnt pulling against the guide hard enough (hard to concentrate with 3 copters thumping overhead) as the wood shifted about 1/2” I ended up with a gouge off to the side of my flute. No big deal, I would change my design and run a couple of perpendicular flutes of the long flute. I ripped the trex of the router and slapped it on the leg pushed it down to get it to stick, and free handed a short line.
Not my original idea but I thought I might add another short line or two it would be OK. Now I just needed to get the second leg to match the first. I grabbed my Trex block set it on leg #2 and measured its location and it looked about right. I looked up as my wife drove in the driveway, I waved hi and grabbed the router, not realizing I had never pushed the Trex down to adhere it. Well this is where it turned ugly:
So here is where I am at now. At least my day was better than the mountain lion’s – They killed him. I am open to suggestions!!