|Project by Jeremy Greiner||posted 11-28-2010 06:12 AM||4115 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
I recently purchased a Jet JJP 10’’ so far I’ve found it to be a fairly good combo machine. The major problem I had was the stand was very tall and flimsy. The jointer bed was roughly 4’ off the ground since I’m only 5’ that’s just very awkward for me. Instead of building a mobile base and adding more height to an already tall tool I decided to make roll cart with a drawer.
I used a bunch of 3/4’’ and 1/2’’ scrap plywood I had and since I had a lot of half inch MDF from a previously failed project I decided I was going to pretty it up with some painted MDF panels since I heard MDF paints very well.
I don’t actually have a lot of experience with MDF and to be honest I wasn’t very pleased with it as a material. I intended on screwing in the sides more for a display (I wanted it to look like bolted on peices of metal) but I didn’t want to screw on the faceframe.
I couldn’t get the wood glue to work well with the MDF at all, and had to settle for screwing in the faceframe, I wasn’t totally happy with that but over all the base is functional and I learned a lot with working with these materials.
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