Introduction to Fabrication Key Take-aways for Day 2:
1. Jigs will save you a lot of time.
2. Don’t be lazy, clamp!
3. The router is the best tool ever!!
DYI iPhone and iPad Dock:
Step 1: Get a pieces of nice wood
Step 2: Preparing and setting-up my jig
Used an old pice of wood as my jig. I need this in order to set my blocks diagonally on the router table.
Safety first! Clamp!
Step 3: Make 30 degree cuts.
The router table is pretty hard to use. Trial and error was in order.
Sacrificial trial block:
The router bites the wood towards the end:
Maybe changing the speed of the router will make the cut smoother (nope it made it worse).
After a while, I finally got the hang of it.
Step 2: Drill a hole for the home button
Using the drill press and a 19mm bit, I drilled a small hole, just enough for one finger to go through.