I thought I’d post something for each day of the week. Thursday’s will be Technique Thursday. I’ll tell about some sort of technique that I use in woodworking.
Templates: Can’t stress how important templates are. I’ll build them from 1/2” material to form the shape of a cut out. I always use a mechanical means of making a straight cut or a perfect arc (fence, straight edge, compass). It will then be used to trace onto the good piece, rough cut with a jig saw, and the cleaned up using the template, router, and a pattern bit. Notice in some of my building pictures the perfect cuts on cutouts. Example: the face of a murphy bed where the leg hinges connects. Maybe not needed, but it is pleasing to the eye to have perfect straight cuts and slightly rounded corners.
Here is a video of a leg hinge hole being cut in a murphy bed face panel: Template Cutting
Hole for leg hinge on murphy bed face
Holes for lights in murphy bed header
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