|Project by oldstarter||posted 03-30-2015 02:17 PM||1561 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Like a lot of people I’ve only a small garage to work from and my mitre saw has been practically unusable due to the clutter around it. All my larger power tools have to fit against the walls and pulled out when need be, but of course the mitre saw needs room either side of it, so I scoured the net looking for ideas and soon realised I needed to make a moveable housing for it and it would need wings to be able to cope with long stuff. As usual I wanted to use only scrap timber as I’m soo cluttered I can’t even get out of the garage doors and have to come through the house.
Anyway I practically made the whole thing out of particle board using timber in the main to screw into rather than screwing into the board. I also had to make it wide enough to house the smaller cyclone dust collector I made at the same time that I was making a larger version of the same. I overheard my wife saying to a friend that attends art classes with her, “that she could do with a ‘table easel’ for painting water colours”. So while the glue was drying on the mitre saw project I set to and made her one and couldn’t resist putting a little motive on it. I made two motives actually but the first one ended up in the bin, I had finished all the main work and was using a sander to level it all off and went straight through the veneer, so made my own veneer for the second one, a quarter of and inch thick lol, don’t know if that counts as a veneer but it sure was a lot easier rubbing it back.
Thanks for looking.
-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)