well, I'm ticked!
Thought I'd work some in the shop this afternoon since I left the old job at 11:00 this morning. Thought I'd put the laminate on the router table top. Everything went pretty good, except after the first coat of cement, I saw I wasn't going to have enough. Run to HD required I put 2 more coats on to work. OK no biggie. I always pay special attention to any debris that is on the surface before I mate them. I looked at the MDF top and cleaned some specks off of it, then went to the outfeed table and did the same for the laminate. Either there was a chunk (well, big particle)of wood dust on my sleepers, or I got some on the laminate when moving it. It showed up big time when I went to bond the laminate. And just were was this mountain erupting under my laminate??? About 3" in to the left of the router plate opening. Right where everything I run past the router, over 5" wide, will have to climb it on the way to the bit. Tried to peel the laminate up, but couldn't get close to it. Didn't want to run the risk of snapping the laminate...that would really be a big mess. So I drilled around it with a small forstner bit so that I could get the rest of it to lay flat. Guess I'll see if I can cut a matching round plug and glue it in, or get a big brass flat head screw and make it decorative. Maybe I should do a poll,
Now, I have to figure out how to cut the recess hole out for my router plate. I'm thinking I shouldn't have routed it out in the MDF before I did the laminate. I may be starting all over on the top. Stay tuned! Jim.
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