I used way more tools and techniques to create this “simple” project then I needed to, but outside of making and hanging shelves this is my first real woodworking project that I did from start to finish. My goal was to use as many of my new tools as possible and make something useful.
Used my new bench dog (after I set up the vice and system) to plane a warped board I found leftover in my garage. Used a router and table to true an edge and create a dado (should have used the table to round over the edges as well but wanted to experiment hand held). I’m still in need of a table saw so I used a circular saw with some creative clamping to rip a 2×6 with an 18° bevel (pulled out the old trig tables to figure that out). Used a new set of chisels to angle the dado and a pocket screw jig to hold the 2×6 in place.
I learned I need to think about finish much earlier than when I’m actually finishing haha. But it’s fully functional and it’s mine! Can’t wait to get to my next project