|Step Stool for Connor|
|Template clamped on, ready for Routing|
|Router Plane used to Complete Recess|
I had already made the C part out of a piece of Maple so it was glued into the recess and planed smooth:
Once I got the step stool to this point I realized I should have relieved the bottom a bit just in case it sat on an uneven surface. Now that all was assembled there is no way to cut it on the bandsaw so the only option was to use a coping saw. Heck, I've taught hundreds of students how to use one so it was a logical choice:
|Coping Saw Work|
This is by far the easiest way to have two identical surfaces and contours on a project. If this cut was only made on one surface a file, spokeshave, and sandpaper would have been just fine but if you want to insure that both profiles are identical a template is the way to go. You can see I have quite a bit of material to remove but with the template clamped onto the sides, located by the bottom of the step stool and the center line both sides will be identical.
|Template and Guided Router Bit|
Now comes the hard part, waiting until Christmas for Connor to open this present. Then I'll be able to post it on the blog.
Hope all of you that follow my blog had a Merry Christmas!!