Today was exciting, and heartbreaking, and satisfying. While holding the space open for the VTL lathe classes, I worked on my Ukulele.
When I took all the parts out of my bag, one interesting thing is that overnight most of the bends had actually tightened. I would have expected them to straighten out of anything.
I made some edge supports so that I could cut the rabbet, I did these with the manual mitre saw, but could have easily been done on the bandsaw.
I padded the bearing of the rabbet bit with tape to get a shallower cut.
And moments after starting the cut I lost hold of the work piece and it got thrown into the bit.
I was frustrated, but recognized I had to go forward, so I gripped a bit harder and finished the cut (after swearing a bit, sorry for those who heard me).
I kept going to finish the edge binding, and decided to cut a little end-cap to cover my mistake.
Once the sides are trimmed up, I expect my little patch to look intentional.
Here’s another view of how it is tonight.
Two steps forward, one back. I’ll make the best of it.