Pattern Routing and New Chisel Rack
Over the past week I’ve set up my pattern-routing jig to cut the curved pieces for the desks and successfully cut the first three of the eight outer-bottom desk rails. Since I had previously made the patterns, it is now just a production process to crank out all of the parts.
Additionally, I added a scrap piece of clear Lexan plastic to the top of the pattern routing jig as an additional safety shield. Since I cannot use the router table’s guard for pattern-routing, this seemed like a prudent thing to do and it is working well. It has the added advantage of helping to direct the saw-dust from the cutter toward the general direction of the dust pick-up opening.
I also made a quick-and-dirty bench chisel rack for my chisels and mounted it behind the work bench. Up till now, I have used cloth chisel rolls for my chisels, and while these provide good storage, they are not convenient for tools that I use all of the time. The new small rack is much easier to access.