- Trace out and rough cut the remaining 16 ducks – I tried to do as much work as I could at home before heading into the shop. I’ve decided I need a new jig saw. My Skil (older version of the 4290 one) is very weak and deflects very easily.
- Pattern route out the ducks and round-over the edges – The flush trip bit I used needs a sharpening or to be replaced. Several of the ducks experienced some pretty bad blow-out, with one completely losing it’s tail. Others had some significant chip out that required some work with the disc/spindle sander to smooth out (no one will notice the defects right? it only adds charm).
- Sand the ducks with 120grit – This went along a whole lot faster than the wheels since the router left a cleaner edge, and the ducks were big enough for the ROS.
Next up, I need to:
- Fill any of the big holes on the ducks and wheels
- Cut the slots in the wheels for feet, to motivate my wife to cut the felt feet.
- Sand the ducks to 220grit
- Prime the ducks
As an interesting discovery for the day, as I was sanding, I noticed that 2 of my ducks are missing. I presume that someone declared duck season because 4 of my wheels are also missing too. Oh well, guess this means we can only have at most 18 kids.