Saturday, January 30, 2010
The video had included the idea for using a simple jig (a piece of wood fixed up to hold my board) that would help me cut thin pieces of wood. A quick glance at the photo on the left appears to be okay, but it wasn't.
What happened was that my jig wasn't square. I ended up with a piece of wood that got progressively thinner as I pushed the board through the saw.
So... next step? I'm going to review my video again. Then I'm going to repair or build a new jig. Then try it again. Fortunately, I have a good quantity of walnut wood that I can make some mistakes and still not be out of wood. It just means that part of the original block of wood I showed in my blog back before Christmas will not be part of this project...
I know this is going much more slowly than one would think it should take. That's partly because I've been working on curtains for Sara's house, too. My next two posts will include updates on what's going on with those.
Posted by George the Miniguy at 10:02 AM