In this final episode I share the following tips:
- Advantage of using router bits with perfectly-matched height.
- For best results, align router bits with the fence using a straight edge.
- Practice your router cuts doing “dry runs”.
- When routing stopped grooves on the router table, use stop blocks when possible for best results.
- When using a routing pin on the router table, always know which direction avoids climb cuts – this will save you a kickback!
- Always do a dry fit prior to your final glue-up. It save you much cussing, and is likely to result in tight fit most of the time – unless you mess up something…
- While on dry fit, measure distances if you need to fit something else within any space. Much better do do it now than to take things apart and having to do another dry fit.
- Threaded metal inserts might work for you, if you don’t want machine screw heads showing on outer surfaces of a project.
- Waterlox Sealer / Finish is a wonderful wipe-on finish on quarter-sawn sycamore. You will love it, too!
- Always take photographs of your finished project, especially if you will publish the project somewhere.
Due to a tight deadline, I never took a photo of the prayer kneeler fully assembled, and with the beautiful cushion my wife made, in place – I had to meet the deadline to submit the kneeler to the church Silent Auction. But our daughter has promised to contact the person who submitted the highest bidder, to request permission to photograph it.
Thanks for following along this build, and for your wonderful comments and encouragement to keep producing this type of project on video.
I learned in late October that the kneeler had sold for close to the estimated retail price, which was most generous on the part of the winning bidder at the Silent Auction. This was truly for a great cause!