Originally Posted by thefragger
One comment, and I really don't mean to take away from that great little case (love the way the volume knob is!) but I would've done the drilling operations in reverse; forstner first then the thru holes, for the sake of concentricity. The forstner leaves a little dimple in the centre which is perfect for drilling the thru hole.
Glad to know some people actually read my posts
I completely agree and you're absolutely right thefragger, thanks for pointing it out. To be honest, I have no clue why I worked on the back panel in that order. If you noticed, when I recessed the hole for the volume knob in Part 1
of this build, I did fortsner first
then drilled the thru hole for the shaft. There's definitely inconsistencies in my work here
...Wait, I believe part of the reason is either I didn't have a drink that night, or it's because I wanted the vol knob to be near/exactly concentric to the recessed hole. Yes, that's it, and I'm sticking with it
Originally Posted by oneplustwo
zk - do you have a special blade in your miter saw? the cuts seem very clean. Not sure if they're after sanding or if you have a fine tooth saw blade in there?
Yeah the cuts came out somewhat clean and quite happy with them, the pictures show the pieces as they were cut. Also note that hard wood (poplar, maple, oak, etc.) generally cut nicely
Really nothing special with the blade, just using finer tooth versus a general purpose one. I sand only in the end when i'm ready to do the finishing/staining.