So I cut out all the pieces ( finished hollowing out the center layers ) of my Franco style wooden legs and have yet to glue them since I need to sand them. I'll be cutting them more when I work out all the wiring. I cut out the base layers of the frame and some of the slots. I test-fit the slots by taking a 1/2 piece of scrap wood and sliding it in since the pieces of the frame that you slide in are 1/2 thick. I have maybe 10-18 more slots depending on how many small frame pieces I have time for. I made 2-3 of the slots a bit big so I'll have to be careful next time and maybe use filler or extra glue on those.
for newbies with a jig saw: Always triple check the slot size with the
slot pieces, you want to cut the slots a bit smaller and then make them
bigger if you need to.
A bit Small=snug :)
Too Big = Loose and pieces falls out of place :(
learned how to straighten a slightly bent jig saw blade. Place the
blade on a table on the side that's bent so that when you kneel down and
look at it level with the table top you can see under the blade. Next
take a hammer and tap the middle or bent area of the blade until it
straightens out. The area on mine was the middle so it took a few
minutes of light tapping with the hammer. It's faster than running
around looking for that exact size ( came with the saw and was not
labeled). If its really badly bent you obviously need a new one. I've
already broken two blades.