Ronin Woodworking #10: Hey I got started :)

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Blog entry by spaids posted 09-20-2010 01:53 AM 8475 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Still working out the design Part 10 of Ronin Woodworking series Part 11: WHY? Why must I SUCK at this? »

I didn’t think I’d be able to get started until October but I was able to put in about 3 hours today.

I printed some full size patterns of the parts that have curves from my sketchup design.

Then I spray glued the patterns on some half inch mdf and cut those out so I would have templates and be able to make exact duplicates.

You can see that I also got 5 leg blanks milled. Your thinking, dude 5 legs for a 4 legged table? Well I thought that it would be easier to mill up the extra leg now rather than later. So when I screw up a leg so bad that it ends up in the burn pile, I have another blank waiting and ready and the dimensions will be a perfect match.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#1 posted 09-20-2010 02:03 AM

I always make 5 legs. It’s too much work to have to resetup tools to make a single leg if I screw one up. And if it’s a complicated enough piece I’ll often make another one out of something cheap like poplar and use that for test cuts.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#2 posted 09-20-2010 05:34 AM

Hmmm! great idea, never thought of it.
I need to go back to the shop and make one more leg glue up.

Thanks for posting.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#3 posted 09-20-2010 05:37 AM

Nice start.

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#4 posted 09-23-2010 04:02 PM

looking good spaids! great idea for a fifth wheel (um leg that is).

also liked Don’s idea of a fifth leg made of scrap lumber for test cuts… I’ll have to remember those when the time comes

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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