|Project by Richard Alexander||posted 06-26-2014 11:49 PM||780 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
I modeled this off one I saw online. With advice from the LJs forum, I made a crude router jig and used it to both cut the arc side of the pieces and to route the grooves. It’s an odd setup, but the pivot point was a dowl rod in a block that I clamped on my table saw fence. Getting it square and centered to the bench took longer that it should have since it had to be exact. There was a little give to my jig, so the grooves were prone to move down a bit from the starting point (pic 4). I’m not sure what I’d do to fix that next time; probably need a more stable pivot point. I used stain and a spray poly finish. Despite plenty of patience and sanding, it doesn’t have a smooth finish. I’m pleased with the final project. Thanks to everyone who helped me figure out how to cut the arc and grooves.
-- Richard- Tulsa, Oklahoma