That's a good price
,, on the kit...
I DON't see any one wearing safety glasses or any ear plugs ...with router table that high it maybe be a good thing to use.. (glasses) right in the line of site so to speak....the GUY with the RED hat needs a pair ,for sure LOL LOL
One more question ,,,did you use Stainless Screws in the chair ?
One more thing,,, I see you are on the wrong side of the bit ( see picture below) when you are putting on the round over on the edges,,, it's not a safe way of doing it,,, the norm , when you get in a jam you would pull away from the bit and if the bit is in front of you can't pull away you can push away but this is not the norm for most people,, they want to get away quick from the spining bit ....
But to each own... but I thought I would just say a word about it..
Originally Posted by Mike
We did have fun working on the Magic Box. The wood the box was made from came as part of the kit with the table in the photo. It is 3/8" clear pine, and with all the humidity was slightly cupped but not enough to warrant straightening it out. We also made a trivet using the 1/4" box joint jig and a 1/4" up-cut spiral bit.(see photo) That is another learning item that is included in the table kit. It is two pieces of 3/8" clear pine glued cross grain. You simply make the passes through the jig following the direction of the grain, flip and rotate the wood and continue. A larger version with contrasting wood is a super gift idea that is quick and easy to make.
No, I do not usually work with the table that high. I normally clamp it to a pair of folding saw horses. I happened to have the black Craftsman roller cabinet here to sell it for a friend. I simply set the table on top of it when I opened my garage, and the height was fine for both Neal and I. I think Mike would of been uncomfortable working at that height but he was acting cameraman for the day. The pieces we were working with were all smaller than 6" long.
The chair is very comfortable, it is sold by Harbor Freight for $50 as a kit. I am on their mailing list and got a coupon for a special purchase price of $19.99. You would easily spend $20 buying the wood, so this was a very good deal. BJ, you might be surprised to know that that chair fit me pretty well, and was sturdy enough that I have no qualms about it failing. The chair was a part of my wife's birthday present, and she loves it. It fits her perfectly, just the right height. She is stuck on the color she wants it stained and keeps glancing at a Minwax catalog. She is leaning towards "Ocean Blue" at the moment. Once she decides I will post a photo of the finished product.
While we were taking our lunch break I chamfered the edges of my "Tile Clock" and glued it up. Once it is finished I will post photos of the process in the clock thread.
We had a great day, nice weather and good company. Mix in a little sawdust, what more could you ask for?