I was going to do two inner sheets from the get go, based on past reading, until BeastAudio came in and confused me...... again!
haha.... giving you hard time beasty, your help and input has been invaluable not only for me but tons of other posts I've read in others builds etc...
I love to overdue things and push the limits so I almost would have lost sleep with only one layer inside the tube.
I think for someone who hasn't touched a router since 8th grade wood shop, that starting out with squares will be easier than using a full sheet. Especially since woodshop was taken in place of math.
Check out page 1. I got 15 of the 16 needed squares and 3 of the 8 needed caps. I'm going to aim for 24.5" for the top cap circles. That should leave a 1/4" overhang. You all think that will be an issue since I want to round the top and bottom of those plates?
I don't think that will leave enough room for that brilliant idea of a groove to sink the top plate onto the tube, but it might. I'll have to feel it out when I get there.
So I have a few more squares to cut and then I'm just waiting on the router.
Oh yes..... on another note I bought a new 24 tooth blade tonight for my little cordless Ryobi 18V circular saw. I thrashed my last one the other night cutting nails. Dumb..
My 'other one' was an 18 tooth. I should have gotten another 18 or 16 tooth. The 24 tooth just doesn't 'cut it' (no pun intended) for MDF. Batteries drained quicker and the blade feels like it's getting worse with every cut.
Heads up for anyone who reads this and might be in the same situation.
Worst decision I ever made was to sell my worm drive skill saw. That thing was a dream. I could rip 2x6s' with one hand holding the board and the other the saw. Not to mention uber accurate cuts on anything else.Edited by pdxrealtor - 9/11/13 at 9:07am