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Forum topic by Joel_B posted 12-31-2015 09:37 PM 641 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-31-2015 09:37 PM

Earlier this year I promised my wife I would make some night stands. First I spent a lot of time figuring out a design and making it in Sketchup. The design I chose isn’t so easy and way beyond anything else I have done. Over the past year I have acquired a lot of new tools and learning how to use them. The one tool I am using a lot on this project is the Leigh Super FMT jig. It has been a long road of endless fiddling, adjusting, practicing and talking with Leigh customer support but my results are getting better and easier. I think today is a milestone in that I will be gluing up one side. I ended up using loose tenons and making my own. One thing I have noticed about this kind of woodworking is the amount of time and attention required. Also just the physical labor of moving wood around the shop and using tools is significant. My job is mostly sitting at a desk using a computer and in my spare I do a lot bicycling, but this is a different kind of physical effort that I am not used to learning to appreciate. There were times I doubted I would ever finish this but now I feel momentum and think it could be done in another month or so.

-- Joel, Encinitas, CA

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#1 posted 12-31-2015 11:49 PM

Keep up the good work :)


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#2 posted 01-01-2016 08:23 AM

Looks like you got a Leigh Super FMT jig, now you need a camera the take pictures in the right orientation.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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