Sunday, May 12, 2013

Miter Station 100% Complete

Happy Mother's Day & Happy Birthday to my Father!!! Although he past away in 2000 his birthday is always a time for me to reflect on how luck I was to have him in my life.

Well this week has been deja vu all over again. While my Wife was released from the hospital earlier in the week my Mother was admitted late in the week. Thankfully, at least to this point, everyone seems to be on the road to recovery. So this Mother's Day is all about recovery and providing support to the special ladies in my life.

Obviously, woodworking has been in the backseat the last couple of weeks, but I have managed a few minutes of stress relieving bliss in the woodshed. Primarily my focus was on cleaning up the chaos created from the garage and basement sump pump installation and the beginnings of shaping all the legs and stretcher on the Live Edge table. Because the hospital circus came to town, I put the Live Edge table back in the inactive pile.

What I was able to do is 100% finish up the Miter Station project. I locked in the shelving storage unit and applied a gloss (because thats what I had on hand) poly finish. I removed the miter fence and installed standard Rockler Hardware T-Track on the top. I made a sliding stop block out of scrap oak and walnut and applied the same gloss poly as finish. Below are a few pics of the finished product.

I am reasonably please with my results and feel I made minor improvements in several areas on this project. The only thing I did not follow through on based on my original plan was edge banding the plywood shelving unit. The two simple reasons for not doing so are time and satisfaction with the appearance without the edge banding. This unit will never come out of the shop and the functionality is what's key.

I am not ready for the big show by any means, but I think feeling as though you've improved from project to project is the mojo that makes us all initiate that next project. From that perspective I am very pleased and ready to finish a couple of the other projects I have initiated including a Jewelry Box and the Live Edge Table.

Until my next post...

Keep your mind on your fingers and your fingers on your hands!!!

1 comment:

  1. Stephen,
    The miter saw station looks great. I hope the ladies in your live recover quickly and you get a chance to work on the live edge table soon.