I've been working on an idea for my next project, a cabinet with a drawer and a couple of shelves. It will be mostly functional, a project because I want the end product, more than a project of craftsmanship. Of course anything worth doing is worth doing well. So while I'll be using leftover plywood and using as much of what I have laying around as I can I do hope it will be something that I can be proud of. Anyway all that is for the next blog. Today's blog is about making something to make something.
Dad was a master of this. His shop was full of shop made jigs and templates. I was always amazed by how cool some of the stuff he made was whose only purpose was to allow him to make the cut or hold the thing that he was actually trying to make. So tonight I was following in his footsteps. I will have to make dados and rabbits in the cabinet I want to make and I don't have a dado blade insert for my table saw. The solution, make one.
|Dado in the middle, rabbits on each end.|
|Taping insert to blank as a pattern.|
|Shaping at the router.|
|Cutting the insert opening.|