I finally got back to working on this task and wanted to break it down into multiple steps that I could possibly handle getting it all cut before our first snow (and we’ll hope that isn’t until December but who knows in OH?).
I’m a newbie woodworker though a few of the neighbors have seen my garage shop and think otherwise. I just smile and thank them for the compliment but tell them the learning process is far from over. So today I spent putting together circular saw jigs. It is becoming more and more apparent to me that I need a lot more practice handling tools right handed. I’m a lefty by nature but doing things the righty way is just awkward. I thought I was wise having Lowes cut my pieces for this jig but I didn’t do a very good job labeling the factory edge when I got home with them a few weeks ago. I did my best to identify the factory edges and continue onwards. I had issues cutting the 2 inch guide strips properly. The motor housing on the left side of the circular saw made clamping the plywood difficult. At that point I probably should’ve stopped reading the directions and done what was easier and switched the saw around but I attempted to freehand cut the line and didn’t do a great job. More practice for me. Anyway, once I have that done, and take a few practice passes on some scrap to make sure everything is good, I can get started on laying out and cutting the pieces for the workbench. Woohoo!
-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.