Basement Workspace / V8 Mini Workbench #10: another minor progress

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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 10-26-2014 10:36 PM 2431 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had a bit to putz in the shop today – had to finish cleaning out the ‘other’ side so our sedan could be parked in since apparently by the end of the week the weatherman said the S word. I should be used to hearing it every few years in Oct. in OH but I still gave the TV the stink eye since it means my shop days are getting numbered and I’m nowhere near finishing this bench. at least it’s cut into pieces so I can assemble in the basement if we get to that point :) Anyway… Today I managed to scout out the proper size screws for my router sub plate and got that back on. I made some practice runs with the bit since I’ve never used anything that wasn’t an edging bit – and I’m pretty much a noob at my router as well. I don’t like the base – the adjustments are wonky but I also haven’t spent enough time with it to be familiar. So the first pass to just see what it would do… reinforced why we use guides :)

second attempt I used another scrap piece of ply as a guide and clamped it down – not bad but interferes a bit with the router handles.

Third time of course is the charm. Used the straight edge and the depth appears to be appropriate for half a circle. I did forget to take a picture from the side though – d’oh!

The last thing I managed was to get my four pieces that get dog holes screwed down to a piece of scrap ply so they are ready for layout once I locate my directions at where to put them :D hopefully I’ll get to that tomorrow night before our cold front moves through!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#1 posted 10-27-2014 01:02 AM

Each one better than the one before. By the time you cut the real ones they should be perfect. Sorry I took so long to answer your PM. I’ve been a little busy. :-)

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 10-27-2014 12:06 PM

No worries :) I just keep chugging along! or trying to – learning or relearning a lot of stuff so thanks :)

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#3 posted 10-28-2014 10:15 AM

Any time in the shop is good time, Becky! Router practice is more goodness.

-- God bless, Candy

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