I’m sorry it took so long for me to get my second post up on here… it’s been a hectic time between the holidays with my grandchildren! I was finally able to find some time today, so I figured I was overdue to make this journal entry. Today I plan on talking about the first router table plans that I found online that I attempted to use, and what the problem with those “free” plans was.
I had recently gotten a new router, and I wanted to custom build a cabinet and router table for it. I had never built one before, so I was having to start from scratch. I searched online and realized that it wasn’t too easy to find good plans anywhere! I did stumble across one site (that will remain nameless for now), that offered a bunch of free woodworking plans.
After I downloaded the plans, I read them over a few times, figured out all of the supplies I was going to need, and went to the hardware store to pick them up. I got everything home and was waiting for the weekend to get down to business. I spent all day Saturday and Sunday working on the cabinet and table, following the router table plans perfectly.
I ran into problems all along the way! Some pieces were fitting together like they should, others had discrepancies as far as lengths went, and everything just seemed to be turning into a nightmare. I would normally blame the operator, and not the plans, but as I stated in my last blog, I am meticulous when it comes to details. I double checked the plans, and triple checked my measurements every step of the way. I ran into nothing but problems, and I know that those “great free” plans were to blame.
My moral of the story is that you need to be sure that the woodworking plans your following are accurate. It is important to pay attention to where you’re getting them from, and make sure that it’s a reliable and professional source. Not only was I out the money and time that I spend on that router table attempt, but I also had to deal with the headaches and frustrations that went along with it.
Thanks for stopping back by and taking the time to read this blog entry, and I look forward to not taking so much time to get the next one up.