|Forum topic by Col||posted 1933 days ago||724 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
1933 days ago
Here’s a dumb question! I am wondering what would be the best, safest, way to create an opening through the middle of a 2×4 (wide side) possibly 3/8 inch wide? Looking to create an artist easel and there will be several parts that require the ability to slide up and down to provide height and angle. Thinking one sliding area could be about 4 feet long, and the other about 3 feet long. Would it be better to use a router to cut the mortise? (for lack of a better term.) Maybe set up to cut with a jig saw? Possibly set up a dado blade and slowly lift up the blade at the begining until you have the depth you need and then cut till finished with the length needed.
Hope this isn’t too confusing? Thinking of using some kind of star knob to tighten a bolt to keep the easel shelf in place. Would love other ideas for this if there are any!!!! Various heights would be determined by the size of the canvas used.