|Project by cstrang||posted 05-08-2010 01:31 AM||5005 views||11 times favorited||15 comments|
I have been wanting to try MDF doors for a while now but never really had the time, so while we were waiting on a material order at school this week we had some down time and I figured it would be a good time to try them. I made the jig that you see in the second picture and routed out the MDF with a Bosch Colt trim router. The only complaint I have is that all four sides of the router is a different distance from the bit so you had to keep rotating the router and around the corners it leaves some to be desired. Next time I do them I think I will purchase the Ridgid trim router with a circular base so I can just plunge the bit in once and go around the jig. I made four doors this time, I was planning on making two but when my teacher learned I was making a cabinet to go with them he decided he wanted some too… I guess I cannot complain since he supplied the tools and materials to make them, and it also gave me some more practice. All in all I am pleased with the way they came out, but I do need to seal the MDF better if I was to do them for a customer. One last thing… you want to talk about dust! A good mask is a must if you make doors this way!
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