|Project by DragonLady||posted 12-29-2010 05:08 AM||2300 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
First: I want everyone who ever had any sort of mentor in woodworking, to take a moment and be thankful. Figuring out this stuff through trial and error when it’s mostly error is frustrating.
Now, on to the project! Nothing special, but inspired by Jeremy's stand for the big brother of the machine I got, I made a mobile base for my new Jet 8” Jointer/Planer combo machine.
I am VERY new to this hobby, so this project had a lot of firsts for me: first time making drawers with drawer fronts, first time using mechanical drawer slides, first big project using MDF, first piece of painted furniture.
Made out of 3/4” MDF, and I swear I will NEVER, EVER, NEVERANDIMEANNEVER use MDF again. I don’t care if it’s the cheapest thing on the planet. The dust is insane! I honestly think I spent more working hours trying to clean up the dust than I did actually working on the project.
You can see my drawer fronts are a little crooked. Putting on drawer fronts is hard without having at least 4 hands!
But it’s the nicest project I’ve made so far, even though I made just about every measuring mistake there is to make.
Gives me some much needed storage space, and wheels around nicely.
-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!