|Project by Twigger||posted 03-13-2012 07:37 PM||1166 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I wanted a table saw for my birdhouse work, and thought I might want a good one for other purposes. So I asked my chief of staff if she would like me to build her anything. She said a corner cabinet. So I set up shop accordingly with a good table saw and miter saw to begin.
Honorable mention goes to my home grown taper jig. It’s essentially a miter slot sled with a workpiece support that can be moved anywhere on the sled, and held down with two screws through any of ten predrilled holes. It can easily accomodate long narrow pieces by partially hanging off the back of the sled if needed, and using the hold-down clamps; or wide pieces such as the cabinet doors by positioning it across the the back end of the sled at a right angle to that pictured.
The chief of staff is pleased with the cabinet. As my first project it took forever, two years flat (although I took a year off to design a house and was in no hurry in the meantime). I was extremely careful at every step. One thing I learned: precise cutting is one thing; precise glue-up is another. :-)
-- When can we go fishing, err woodworking?!