Got to spend a little more time tweaking and refining the console table.
The ends of the legs were marked on the inside faces with a 6mm taper and ran 150mm up the leg.
Managed to peice together the console table this weekend. The legs have not been tapered, and the top/bottom shelf are not assembled yet but you get the idea.
The press parts have arrived for the Moxon Vice so I’ll need to sort that out before attempting the drawers…
The Legs have only been screwed in place, so I can remove them to tweak the taper and the height of the bottom shelf etc. This worked out well, because the location of the bottom shelf would have been too high based on my guesstimate.
I managed to obtain a nice benchtop offcut through work, so I decided to build a new router table.
The benchtop is from a server room so its a heavy duty 35mm thick benchtop and weighs a ton.
My original router table was never fully completed. It was based a router table made on an episode of New Yankee Workshop.
The new table uses the router, handles, router insert and drawerslides from the original table.
The increased port sizes on the dust collection made a huge difference, so much so I had to increase the vents on the main door to cope with the increased air flow.
The router table is also now mobile with a set of levelling casters from Woodcraft. They are fairly expensive, and I havent been able to find them locally. But the locking action is much better than regular castors and with the added bonus of being able to level the table and account for uneven workshop floors.
I’ll grab some more in the future and add them to my workbench.
Lastly I upgraded from a home made fence to a Kreg router table fence, still not 100% sure whether I like the lower profile. But unit is very rigid and locks well in position.
Overall I am very happy with this cabinet, only time will tell if I will need to refine it further.
With a Birthday on the way and some cabriole legs on the cards for a future project, I lashed out and invested in some new Auriou Rasps.
If you not familiar with Auriou, there is a great clip on youtube showing the manufacturing process.
I ordered, 3 rasps all 12inch in length, a 3 grain, 8 grain and 12 grain. 3 grain being the roughest and the 12 grain the finest.
I did a quick test cut, on some scrap Melunak and was very pleased with the speed and quality of cut. This photos show a comparison between the various grains and the result after 10 strokes.
I was surprised and how similar they were in speed of cut, the main difference was with the size of the tooth marks left behind.
I found the 12 grain did the job perfectly, the rougher grains simply took too much off and would have been ok if I started the process with them instead of the spokeshave.
The finish of the 12 grain is very good, but I am seriously considered adding the 6 inch 15 grain to my arsenal to reduce the sanding stage as much as possible…
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