|Project by Nick_R||posted 08-27-2012 09:18 PM||938 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I have been playing around with my router and table saw trying to learn how to use them. What happens is I start building boxes out of the scraps or test pieces and the next thing you know….. its a project.
So this was a table saw day. I wanted to learn how to accurately and safely cut 45’s on all sides of the boards so they would fit together nicely.
If the board has a bow or a warp cutting a 45 accurately is almost impossible.. Use flat stock
Cut bigger than the measurement and use a bench sander to finish the pieces to the proper dimension.
When cutting veeners for the inside, go slow and make sure your stock is square.
How do you pick the right speed for your router? Use lots of leftover scrap as test pieces.. make sure its the same kind of wood.
Anyway…. I have fun doing these, they are not near the quality or complexity of others on the site but I am not competing..
The darker wood is walnut, the inside is cedar and the knob and feet are walnut. I re sawed the walnut and cedar and the oak was some leftover craft wood.
-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst.