Brendon, good call on the dovetail shape. Looks better to me, and I bet it fits easier that the hexagon original. Now my question is, under what circumstances would someone used this joint? Timber framing, maybe? I can't come up with any furniture pieces that would benefit from it.
I just bought all the accessories at once. I knew that I might never use some but last night I had to make an 1/8 strip out of a tapering off cut so the grain would match. First use of the narrow ripping leg worked fine. Much better than the sacrificial wooden push stick I would have used in the past. Yea the tail hook should be included but does the Discovery channel come with basic service?
A recent thread about turner's tape prompted me to post this photo. I used a carpet tape ( Duck brand ) from the local big box store to apply a routing template. Lightly cutting across the backing, and peeling from the cut outward makes it a snap.
The template was used to refine the curved sides of tha box, and also to provide a surface for the bearing of my 1/4" roundover bit to ride on while forming the half-bead on the open edges.
And that's when my 'Get to work!' alarm went off. Morning playtime over.
Not sure I can take anymore breakups - first the Kermit and Miss Piggy Break-Up, now this Kermit had it right when he sang..... "It's not that easy being green; Having to spend each day the color of the leaves. When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold- or something much more colorful like that."