|Project by lovinmrv||posted 09-17-2010 08:25 PM||4231 views||11 times favorited||9 comments|
My daughter runs a flower shop up here in the wilds of Vermont ( http://www.bluetoadflowers.com/ ) and, besides being “Delivery Dad”, I get to help her maintain the store.
She has rented the space next to her flower shop to start “The Wedding Co-op”, a resource center for brides and grooms (and their poor, bedraggled parents) to be. ....Enter delivery Dad…
She needs a sign, and we thought it would be nice to have an oval sign. Now, getting out the sabre saw is just WAY too easy, so I have been searching LJ’s and other resources to figure out how to make an oval cutter. Pictures 1-3 show the results. The base is approximately 13” square, made out of MDF with dovetail slots. The runners are oak with countersunk carriage bolts. It took me a while to get the router base right…I attached it to a 2’ radius arm that results in the ability to cut a 48” wide oval. Picture 4 shows my first attempt at an oval. The white is drywall compound that is repairing a few blemishes….all in all, not a bad first try. Lesson learned: Cut the MDF on a windy day, outside, upwind of the nastiest guy in your neighborhood…what a dust storm!
Pictures 5 and 6 are of a push block, fashioned after the one on page 4 of ShopNotes Vol. 19, Issue 10. Mine is not nearly as pretty as theirs, but it doeas a great job of keeping my fingers safe.
Thanks for looking!
-- Life is a sales job.