Were we left off was getting ready to make a jig to make a jig.
We start with a piece of melamine that's is approximately 32"x32"
next I take a straight edge and make lines corner to corner and then lines from the half way mark forming an X across the center of our melamine. Now I take a measurement half way between the other marks and draw a line between them.
Mistake… I was in a hurry and got my lines off so I did not have equal spacing.
When done with this step you should have 16 equal spaces.
Now I carefully drill a hole in the dead center of all the lines running through all the lines. It is important to have this hole parallel . So I took a piece of 2×4 and drilled a hole in the center to use as a drill guide.
Just barely drill a starter hole and then use the guide to drill no further than 7/16" deep
Now insert and glue short section of wood dowel into the hole. I used a 5/16 because that's what I had about 3" long.
In the next installment we will start the process of shaping our jig to make our supplemental jigs
Yes I did correct the lines because they need to be accurate for the up coming process.
I make mistakes and I think every one does. I think by sharing were I goofed might help someone else from making my mistakes. If people feel that I'm not super man that's because I'm not . I did the project because I wanted to learn something new and I certainly did learn a lot so far.
Thanks for all you input everyone .let me know how to do blogs better next time all you guys that do them all the time.
Thanks Jim. I think it would help if you mention in the original post how you overcome a mistake/problem, this would help other's who might run into the same problem in the future. other than that - you're doing a terrific job with this blog - it has a very nice progression to it, and is easy to follow the story ! Thanks.
ooops, I actually didn't notice it -but this is posted as a forum topic…
if you'll post this as a blog - you can group all the posts into a series. you can give the series name something like "My 1st pie Crust Tilt Top Table" and then it'll automatically update the #1..#2…#3… with each post that you add to that blog series. where you can also add a subtitle such as "the beginning" .... "the jig of jigs" ... etc.
this will also make it possible for you/others to go to the NEXT '"episode" in the series by using the blogs built in NEXT/PREVIOUS links.
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