Saturday, May 23, 2020

cut wood (rectangles)

Dug out my diagram in Visio. Added dimension elements and printed it.

From the 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch plywood I bought last fall, I cut pieces for the Dobsonian base. Four pieces for the cradle (after two tries), the front plate for the rocker box, and the two side plates for the rocker. From scrap I made a couple of retainers. All rectangles.

My new carpenter's square, the repaired work table (with 3D printed part, no less), and inherited circular saw from Mom made easy work of this.

Decided against using plywood scraps for the cradle and rocker reinforcements; I'll get some solid wood for that...

Next big thing is the round pieces. The hard parts.

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