Took out everything and laid it on the table
I was making a 2:3 ratio cross, so had to do the math...
with a little help from Nokia calculator
Drew in the lines for the horizontal bar to be cut
Taking action (over the dustbin to catch the sawdust)
Fail lah, cannot match!
The final product - okay lah, not TOOOOO bad, still quite even
This is the machine-cut side
Now for the cross-bar: both the wood blocks need to be
cut 50% through so that it'll fit together neatly
After some failed attempts at trying to cut it, I decided to abuse
my electric screwdriver's drill function to cut "perforations"
It seemed to work at first...
...but still cannot.
Time for the big guns - I went searching for my
wood carving set which last saw light in 2004...
In the end I decided to use my screwdriver
drill...abused it so badly that it broke off in protest.
After a couple more hard saws, success!
The whole chunk of block came off
But it was still kind of not smooth, so had to saw some more
this is how it looks like, one piece 50% sawn through
Not too badly done; a bit uneven, but this is an amateur job.
My abused electric screwdriver is in the background.
Here's the attempt on the 2nd piece of wood
(the longer vertical part of the cross)
After many "triangles" were cut off, it's always
the horizontal edging is the hardest to smoothen
But hey! It fits together pretty well...
A bit of gap here and there, but not bad.
Tonight I'll do the other bit with the MDF to secure the cross to the board, so that it can stand.