And Boo Boo #1 on the Display Stand Project. Hopefully, it will be the only one.
Not thrilled with the birch; I imagine that's because I don't have what's necessary to cut it without it splintering on me. What I want to say about the suggestion to use it, I'll keep to myself.
Fortunately, I may be able to salvage the project, because I have a spiral bit for my router; and when I decided to throw all caution to the wind, and try it (at the suggestion of another router friend I called in desperation; either I called them or burned everything to the ground. *shrug* PMS is setting in; what can I say.) Anyway, it took a minute to get used to how it handled, but I got it.
The boo boo came from trying to adjust the tabletop belt sander with it on, and the large piece of shelf in my hand; yeah. The belt got me. After I cursed, I heard Ken say "That's gonna sting..." which made me curse again, for not having at least a band saw. And THANKS
to this blasted Baltic Birch, I now have a microscopic sliver in my index finger that I can't see, but I can DAM
sure feel it! *UGH*
So there's my story. The display is standing, and I want to make another corner, and maybe one straight shelf. We'll see. I still have to hand sand, and stain it; that will be tomorrow. I ran out of LP in the tank, so the heat was gone. Ken's promised to get me three tanks of LP tomorrow morning.
Many Many MANY
Thanks to Brian and Mike for their work on the diagrams. I wouldn't even be able to say I have a display if it weren't for you two; and to Nick, also, who was the first to rise to the task of attempting the project. I am forever grateful to you.