|Project by Don||posted 02-14-2008 09:01 AM||2197 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
I’ve made three of these now. I showed my first one some time ago here.
I wouldn’t have bothered posting this one but for the fact that I changed the construction technique on this one. My previous two incorporated traditional mortise and tenon joinery. To be honest, I find M & T joinery tedious and for some reason, I’m prone to make less that perfect snug-fitting joints.
When I was in Vancouver eight months ago, I purchased DowelMax Jig after viewing one of Mot’s early video reviews of the product. Like a lot of things we purchase, I never really got around to putting it to the test until a family member requested “one of these really neat changing table that you make”.
I didn’t relish repeating this project again until I remembered my eight month old purchase. So I gladly agreed if for no other reason than to get experience with the DowelMax. (I have a commission for a small table and wanted to use it on that, but I thought it best to give it a workout on some inexpensive Pine.
All I can saw is that the jig is a real pleasure to work with, intuitive in its use and dead accurate. The result is an extremely strong table with perfectly flush joints. The DowelMax meant I got the job finished quickly – about eight hours all up.
I’ve coated the Pine with Shellac sanding sealer because the family member intends to paint it white. Because Pine and the MDF panels soak up paint like a sponge, the sealer will enable them to finish it more easily.
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/