|Project by MDeSchepper||posted 03-08-2010 03:42 AM||3343 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
Some projects arise out of a want and others a need. This was a classic need project. I had received a wonderful Delta drill press from my parents at Christmas but no room on my workbench to put it. This was built using white ash and red oak. When building a need item I went with what I had available. For those that read my blog for my baby crib you’ll note the very large quantity of white ash I own. This was a result of a local cabinet shop closing doors and me having the winning bid for the white ash. I also had some red oak plywood left over from a previous project (see toy box project). I must give credit where credit is due and was inspired by TheGravedigger’s project (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/3483). Joinery on my project was done using the Kreg pocket system which made for strong and fast made joints. I made sure the table top extended the drawer to keep dust out. The area below will eventually have a shelf to make for better storage. I am also going to consider adding a hard laminate top but remain undecided.
-- Mark DeSchepper -- The things I make may be for gifts for others, but making them is a gift to myself.