Simple enough project, a glue gun holder for my wife's sister.
The first branch...this thing is so much nicer than the one I made my wife that I decided there should be two of them.
Second branch... a trip to the store (20 miles one way) for a glass tumbler because I decided that would look a lot nicer than the wooden box that was originally going to hold the glue sticks.
The third branch... decided to make a template so they'd both have two recesses in the same place, and so that if someone else wants one I can make it quickly. This would be my first time making my own template. I could NOT get the pattern in the center of a board to save my soul and wasted two attempts. I finally got it today, but the circular recess came out too small by a hair. I put the tumbler through that pattern and drew around the rim to make the circle bigger. I figured I'd use the oscillating sander and sand out to the line, it being only an eight of an inch or so. Very quickly that led to
The fourth branch. Oscillating sanders make some serious dust so I decided I'd just take a few minutes and run a branch dc line from the CSMS, which was just a few feet away. THe "few minutes" ended up being over an hour because I completely redid the line to the CSMS and added the one to the sander, It does look a LOT better than the single line to the saw did, and doesn't block the cabinet door at all, where the original line did keep me from opening one door all the way.
There were other "twigs" along the way, as there always is, but the two bases are now routed and sanded.
I've learned a lot so far...
Still stuff to do, but here's the routed base. Those recesses are flat on the bottom though it's hard to see that. The round one is about a half inch deep, the rectangle is about a quarter inch.