|Project by AngieO||posted 07-18-2012 03:51 AM||2563 views||2 times favorited||39 comments|
Ok… So I was pretty happy with how my first project, my picture frames, came out. This box was my second project to tackle. I’m… ok/happy with how it turned out. I, of course love it and plan on keeping it for myself. But there were some things that I learned with it.
1) My router table fence needs some adjustments. It’s a Craftsman router/table combo and the fence is plastic. The piece on the left (see pic (below), it’s black) sticks out just a hair. So when I push my piece through it wants to snag on it just a hair. It made my box off just a hair.
2) The cracks that were made by the router table being off were not significant enough to try and fill. I should have left them alone.
3) Just because the filler says that it is stainable and paintable doesn’t mean it will stain the same color as the rest of the project
4) Make little helpers (measuring sticks or guides) for future if I want to make anymore the same size (my kids want to all make one. I will do cutting and they can assemble.)
Pic#1 – Finished
Pic#2 – Before the glue up, inside view
Pic#3 – Glued, before stain
I had SOOOO much fun making it though. Not quite as much as my next project though! I will have to share it with you as well.
Thanks for looking! :)
Oh yeah…. Here’s the router table. I don’t know the name of the part on the fence… but it’s the black piece that slides from right to left that adjusts the opening for the router bit. The one on the left protrudes.