|Project by Dave||posted 05-05-2007 11:35 PM||5929 views||2 times favorited||22 comments|
Today I went to a Finger Joint Class presented by the Mason-Dixon Woodworkers Club, with my Dad. First we watched a video on making finger Joints on a router Table. Then we got to make our own. All the boxes were made out of cherry wood. 3/8” sides and 1/2” top and bottom.
There were ten people taking the class and we only had 2 router tables, so it took a little time for everyone to get to use one. It also turned out that neither router table had been calibrated and all of the joints were too tight.
After some adjusting we started taking turns cutting our finger joints.
Here I am with the sides and ends ready to cut.
And me pounding the sides together They were still too tight.
After everyone cut their sides we then got to cut the tops and bottoms.
Here is my dad helping me on the router table.
Ops a problem. I looked at the first rabbit and when I put it back down I turned it over and we cut the other rabbit on the wrong side. Trying again.
How about my completed box.
The job isn’t done until the dust is gone