I’m one of those folks who agonize over every detail when something happens, trying to overanalyze the whys,what’s,how’s, etc to completely reverse engineer why I made the mistake, the reasoning behind it, and engrain it into my memory so (hopefully) will never repeat it – or any semblance of it. Yeah – I have the catholic guilt to go with it and I’m not even catholic! Anyway… so I got some time in the shop this weekend to see where I am at. All my pieces are cut, straight and if anything possibly a 1/16 oversize. I did have to recut two pieces that were severely off due to my circular saw guide issue. I mosey’d over to Lowes and picked up some screws for my router plate top (since I seem to be missing all but two) and another sheet of ply – not like the remainder won’t get used since I have at least two projects on the brain I could use it in (stay tuned to possibly a later blog). I had the forethought to have the panel saw guy rip them down to 2×4 sheets so they were much easier for me to maneuver and cut on the table saw. Immediately after I cut my two pieces (4 1/4 wide x whatever long) they curled into smiles. I’m guessing the stack of ply was left out in the weather. I contemplated screwing it down and continuing on, but it was time for me to stop so I stacked the remainder of the ply on top in hopes that when I returned, some of the curve had been worked out by the weight. I still need to decide what I’m using for the hardwood frame pieces and figure out how much that will run me. I’ll take suggestions :) I need to go back and see what Mr. P has in the SU diagram as well. hopefully I’ll be able to carve out a few hours to work out there this weekend as I’m sure I’ll be reminded again that I need to be able to soon give up half of the garage. I also tried to fit the screws into the router/router plate – close but no cigar. Not quite sure what I’m going to do there. I was going to build a better base plate anyway but I wasn’t planning on it being this soon.
-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.