101!! That’s the number of this blog!! Wow, I hope you are impressed, I personally did not think that I would last this long…..I am not sure of how effective this blog is as a teaching tool and I sometimes wonder what you may be thinking of when you read it.
Questions you may wish to answer for me:
Does this help you in your learning or do you read it for another reason (such as: nothing else better to do; you are bored and get some laughs from it; I force you to read it; you like to comment on stuff on the web; etcetera…….)?
Would you just like it to go away (like a nightmare)?
Is there another format that you would prefer?
Is the material I post interesting/informative?
Do I post too many times about the things I am doing/making?
Any other comments would be appreciated……
Now to get on my self-promotion band-wagon again….the table continued:
To make the perfect circle:
I placed the two halves of the table upside down and temporarily screwed them together with a thin piece of plywood. That plywood also had a hole in it through which I put a 1/4″ bolt sticking up. After attaching a long piece of plywood to the base of a plunge router (in which I had previously inserted a straight bit), I pierced a hole in it (the plywood) at the 24″ (aprox.) point so as to place it over the bolt. I then loosely threaded a nut onto the bolt so as to keep it in place. Then fired up the router and plunged the bit in to cut the radius.
Don’t try to do this in one pass – let the router do the work without strain……
And between the passes:
PS – don’t “climb feed” the router – you will be unhappy when it takes off and you loose control!!!! (Usually the work is seriously damaged at the same time, not to mention the possibility of you hurting yourself). Of course everyone remembers what “climb feeding” is, right? No it has nothing to do with providing nourishment to bipeds in trees….
You will have to complete the tour of the table top and then shorten the distance between the original hole and the router bit (by drilling a second hole to the side of the first hole and closer to the bit in the router) and redo cut it so as to achieve a smooth surface/cut of the radius….
Next blog, bending the material for the skirt!!
Please let me know how I am doing on this experiment!