|Project by Geedubs||posted 03-16-2011 07:53 PM||1861 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Ok, so pick your current term of fashion: reycled, reconstructed, re-purposed, etc. My goal with this project was to design and construct a mobile stand for my new DeWalt 734 that would use primarily old materials and force me to learn/use multiple woodworking skills. The box and drawer unit came off the base of a drill press and was my starting point for designing the rest of the unit. I have a utility table that I use and so I designed the height of the stand so that the in and out trays on the planer would match up exactly with that table. I wanted to work with curves and so I drew up and designed the curved framing. Most of the framing materials were from old growth fir stair treads that I had purchased in Portland at the Rebuilding Center. After some nail removal and planing, they provided great stock from which to cut the framing. This project required that I use my planer, bandsaw, table saw, table-based router, oscillating drum sander, orbital sander and multiple hand tools. As a result, this took me quite awhile to complete but I have the satisfaction of improving on many woodworking techniques. I also tried using shellac for the first time as a finish. I know that may not be the best finish for a shop but…who cares, right? This was for learning. I used a base coat of natural Danish and then three coats of shellac. In the process I learned how differently varying pieces of fir can stain and now know that if I were doing nicer furniture I would probably need to use some kind of sealer/filler. All in all, though, a satisfying experience. And I LOVE my new planer and find myself salivating to plane anything I can get my hands on.
-- Todos los dias aprendemos algo nuevo.