In this episode I share some of the machining I did on the kneeler. In particular, I provide tips to allow you get better results from your project builds:
- How to get perfectly even spacing of the the folding legs within the upright legs.
- My preference of using a jig saw to cut the boards a little oversize.
- Using a cut list for your project.
- Matching grain during edge glue-ups, for best project appearance.
- Adjusting the router table fence to the router bit using a straight edge.
- Always dry-fit the project before any additional machining requiring free-hand routing, or routing assisted with an edge guide.
- Edge-gluing boards:
- Pre-set the boards on the clamps
- Line up the boards for best grain match, using a carpenter’s triangle
- Tightening the clamps: Light pressure at first, always checking the edges for proper alignment, tighten some more, and repeat
If you have any comments about these tips, or would like to have additional explanation, please either 1) Post a Comment right here on the blog, or 2) Send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . I will reply to you, using my best resources. Thanks!