So today I got a little time in the shop, so I didnt get a whole lot done because I had to pick up my new router.
WHAT I GOT DONE TODAY
- A replacement tool
- Made a layout template for the pattern.
Whenever I get a new tool I am always excited especially a tool like this, since my Craftsman router had broken during the week I needed a replacement so I went online and saw a Bosch 1617EVSPK on sale. I have been wanting this router for a long time now but I make it a rule that I don't just purchase a tool whenever I already have a similar tool that operates. So with my Craftsman breaking I decided to pull the trigger on ordering this tool kit.
The router had great reviews and since Bosch is a very reputable brand in power tools and has the following features I didn't hesitate.
- 1/4" S. R. Collet Chuck
- 1/2" S. R. Collet Chuck
- 16mm Shaft Wrench
- Collet Nut Wrench
- Chip Shield
- Fixed Base
- Plunge Base
- T-Handle Hex Height Adjustment Wrench
- Pack of 3 10-24 Screws for Table Mounting
The only downside of ordering a new router is that I need to replace my router plate insert for my Kreg router table because the screw holes are located in different place on the base of the tool.
I also need to remake a lot of my shop made jigs such as the circle cutting jig and my dado and groove jig, but I will make them when I need to.
I decided to make a template to use when placing the herringbone pieces onto the divider because the pattern is very symmetrical and I need all the pieces to line up.
So I made the pattern using 3/4" plywood and I also used the 6" and 3 3/4" pieces to set the template you can see pictures below. So when it comes to me actually putting the pattern on the dividers I just need to apply the pieces into the jig and glue and brad nail them in place and not have to worry about the spacing. I stuck it all together with just glue, I tried using staples but they didnt work
- Need to do a final sanding of the legs and face frames
- Need to apply a second coat of black paint
- Lay the pattern on the dividers using today's jig
- Need to apply a water-based poly using my HVLP sprayer
Until then take care.