I really had imagined being able to grab some tools, get some wood, and slap this chair together in no time! That’s not the case though :)
As I mentioned in the last entry, I am taking my time to rethink my process on this first chair to make it as easy as possible to make more chairs. I thought I had the parts pretty close after using the belt sander at work to finish my curved cuts, untill I put the duplicate parts together and I could see how far off they really were from each other. Now I am making sure the pieces for this first chair are even and my curves are smooth and square. Then once I’m satisfied with the individual pieces I’m using those to make the templates out of the 1/2” ply.
But this has not been an easy task. Once I have all of these template pieces done the process will be much easier but a lot of them are fairly small pieces and its not easy to get my router to fit while having to clamp the pieces in place. Later once I fasten my templates to the wood a router table is going to be my best friend. Not only for cutting new pieces but for finishing with the roundover bits also. Other than the clamps getting in my way, I keep having trouble keeping my router flat on the part when I get near a smaller part or a thin corner. I have s couple indentations on the template piece from where the router tipped a little and the bit gouged the edge a little.
I bought this router used on Craigslist a few months ago, and im not sure if I might be missing anything like a plate to add surface area the the bottom? And I’m wondering if ill have any problems mounting this thing under a table down the road. Here ate a couple pictures if anyone knows something I should know feel free to let me know. I did find a flat wrench that works to unlock the bits from a pawn shop luckily.
Also I just have to say I love how many different projects people post. I’m already accumulating free wood for the next projects I want to take a crack at using pallet wood. I’m going to build some raised planters for my deck, and I want to build a standing beer cooler. I’ve got great access to scrap wood and pallets around my work. Here is a picture of what I brought home from work yesterday! I feel like I made out like a bandit with all the 4×4 material I scored alone.
Thanks for reading
-- measure once, cut twice...