I’ve always had a love affair with Baltic Birch plywood. Even before I knew what to call it, I’d see a picture of something made from it, with the end grain showing, and I just wanted to touch it. Stroke my hand along its smooth edges. *ahem*
This post will be a little schizophrenic today, with several disparate topics. And if I’m using “schizophrenic” and “disparate” in the first sentence, you know we’re in for a strange ride.
This is going to be a much longer post than I normally write (although it’s really only a 4 or 5 minute read for most people). But I encourage you to read it all the way through, if you’re at all interested in what I go through every time I make a video. Read it to the end, because you won’t get the full impact until then.
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, or you’ve been reading some of my posts in Steve’s private Facebook group, then this post may be redundant. But I’ve been spending the day with friends, taking a trip to Rockler, messing with my blog page navigation buttons, and doing other generally boring stuff, so this is all I’ve got for today.
Pondering why it takes me so long to build projects, and wondering: If time flies, where does it fly to?
I’ve been posting these pictures everywhere, so chances are you’ve already seen them. But maybe you haven’t.
So I’m trying to finish up my lumber cubbyhole, specifically the scrap wood drawer.
I’m having a discussion on the Lumberjocks Forum about a problem I’m having with a box joint blade set. It’s cutting a kerf narrower than 1/4”, even though I swear it didn’t do that before. And I have the same problem with an almost-brand-new Dado set that should cut a 1/4” kerf when only the outside blades are used.
So I’ve decided what I’m going to do next. I’m going to split time between editing the footage from the first Powered Up project, and starting what is actually the third Powered Up project, the Benchtop Router Table.
I finally hung up my tools. Not like I’m quitting - I actually hung them up… on the pegboard. But you already knew that, in spite of my poor attempt at being clever. 😏
I spent the day finishing up my new video. It’s uploading right now. I’ll be back to normal blogging tomorrow.
NOTE: This post is intentionally long, to give you some feel for how many details there are in some seemingly simple tasks. If you don’t want to wade through everything, just scroll to the bottom to see the results. But you’ll be missing out on all the fun!
Short post today. Things took longer than I’d hoped, but here we are:
I finally got the hinges on, at least enough to show whether the doors are the right size or not (they are):