Have you every tried to cut a perfect circle? It’s not easy! Even with a perfect outline those scissors and saws just aren’t meant for rounded edges! When I told my husband that I wanted to make reversible chargers, his first response was, “why?”. Then I told him how much money he would be saving by not buying two new sets of chargers and he had an amazing idea for me #blesshischeapdutchheart. So I’m sharing my secret to perfect reversible chargers!
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Sorry for my friends that aren’t a fan of woodworking… this one involves tools! The secret to my perfect circle is the beautiful router table – and I’ll show you how.
Copper contact paper
This project is actually SO easy. Chargers are typically 13″ in diameter, so I started by cutting my plywood into 14″ by 14″ squares on the tablesaw.
Next, you want to find you center. I did this by drawing straight lines from diagonal ends.
Once you find the center. Drill a hole in the center, the same size as the bolt that runs in your router table track from your featherboard (the silver bolt on the table below).
Using a measuring tape, measure 7.5″ (the radius of your 13″ circle) from the center, and draw a line. Then slide your square plywood board onto the bolt that is in the track put the knob (we took ours from the Kreg featherboard) on loosely. Slowly move your board towards the center flush trim bit on your router table, until you reach your 7.5″ radius mark.
Once you found your perfect 7.5″ distance, tighten the knob and spin the board around until a perfect circle forms.
Once you have your perfect circle, sand it down and stain it with your favourite colour of wood stain.
You could just leave your wooden chargers alone now, or you could make them reversible by adding some adhesive contact paper to the backside! I chose to use Copper paper, but the paper comes in a ton of other options.
Stick your charger down so that it sticks onto the contact paper, then cut off the excess. Now you have two perfectly circular chargers!
I’m SO happy with how they turned out! I can already see myself using them in my Christmas tablescape :)
Don’t forget to check out the other great details of my fall tablescape! I ended up using the copper chargers for that one :)