Router day!

I'd wanted to use a CNC to complete the edge work and cutouts for the current project; I even took a series of classes at TECH SHOP but when push comes to shove, I'll do it by hand...

New Dewalt 1/4 shank router with dust attachment. In love!

New Dewalt 1/4 shank router with dust attachment. In love!

I'm pretty pleased. Had a few close calls, due to operator error, but once I figured things out (repaired the template!) things went smoothly. But hold on, you gotta hold in. My oh my. Glad that parts done. I also found this one particular blade for my Jig saw that didn't quite bend like the others. Must find more. Like my friend Paul told me once, "the router is for shaping, not cutting." It's for details and templates. It's a beasty sometimes but an old friend. Plus templates are a little fun! CNC one day but for now I'll keep doing what I'm good at. May consider buying a full size router... or just really learn that CNC. Big router means big bits which means $$$$ and more possible trouble. My new 1/4 router is about as big as I want to get, enough power as long as I rough cut to the line.

Some of my handy work and the master template.

Some of my handy work and the master template.

Plus if I did it with CNC I'd miss all this sawdust!

Today I think I'll start milling more ash for trim:

  1. Hike and or Run!
  2. Mill ash for trim, 1 7/8 for back of table tops and 3/4 for cabinet trim. Might need to get more!
  3. Install trim
  4. Yoga and check height for base dims
  5. Banana bread! Adding cherries to this batch!
  6. Finish assessing media applicants for unnamed residency program!

Random list of things I hope to accomplish today. Better get moving! Working through the weekend but plan to take a few days of home in the mountains.... so it's worth it. Happy Saturday!