Posts Tagged ‘woodwork’

Slow and steady

Here’s today’s progress on the laundry:

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We’ve started varnishing the bench top in marine grade polyurethane. This is coat number 1 (of 4!) on the underside, so lots to go.

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Laundry progress

There’s nothing like putting a 430 mm hole in an expensive bit of wood to get the heart pumping. Lacking a 2 foot wide hole saw, I broke out the jigsaw. But these are notorious for making wobbly, wonky cuts.

Enter the diy jig!

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I found a bit of board and popped holes in the right places.

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Screwed it to the foot plate of the saw

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Screwed the board to the centre point of the hole to be and around we went…

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Success! It’s not perfect, but much better than I could have achieved freehand.

This is another testament to the usefulness of a box of screws rescued from an old fax machine:

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After sanding, this is the trial fit:

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Next step: varnishing.

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