|Forum topic by NBeener||posted 10-12-2009 02:21 AM||1078 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
10-12-2009 02:21 AM
The lid to my wife’s sewing box broke. Conveniently, it’s made of wood (!). Figured I’d try to bang one out today.
Had a $0.51 piece of cull (2×6) from the Depot.
The original top frame is 1/2” thick, so I surfaced the cull piece so it was good and square/smooth, did a re-saw on my TS to get about a 5/8” thick piece from which to cut my pieces.
I traced the pieces onto the 5/8” board,
But then … I tried to create the rabbet in the pieces so that the box’s original padded top could be flush-mounted, as before.
That was a mess.
One piece (one of the long ones) came out rough … but workable. I used a 1/4” kerf router bit and did it freehand (prolly’ a big mistake).
When I tried the short pieces, though, I just ripped them apart.
What IS the best way to do this? Is this where I’m supposed to build some sort of router jig to get the shape right?? Should I true up the four pieces, square them up properly glue them up, clamp them, and THEN try to router the rabbets in the built frame??
And … since all of my pieces look like a drunk guy did them … how WOULD YOU do this (if you dared), from the start??
I don’t have a router table (yet) or a shaper or a spindle sander or a band saw or a scroll saw or ….
Trying the picture thing again…. There’s three pictures. Kindly click through to the album for a bit more info….
I quit for the day, but … will get back at it again in a day or so….
-- -- Neil