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SCMS stand w/ folding wings #3: Carcass built

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 244 days ago 605 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had planned on making this mostly out of Melamine, as I can buy it at work very cheaply. But when I organized the barn for winter a couple weeks ago, I decided that I should use up some partial sheets of 5/8” CDX & a small piece of 3/4” MDO.

Though I’m always impressed to see the awesome furniture grade shop builds many people post, my goal with this project is function, economy & a quick build.

I resized my plan for 5/8” walls and cut the panel stock last night…. Then set up to drill a bunch of pocket holes today.

Got to use my Christmas presents … Dewalt cordless drill and impact driver….

I ripped some scrap 1x and added cleats to reinforce the corners, and tacked them into place with yellow glue…

I decided to get fussy and hand plane the cleats perfectly flush…

And here it is….

Chose some casters from my stash, and planed a piece of 2×6 scrap to the exact thickness needed to mount them level….

Went back down after supper to make it all pretty…. MDO got a coat of Shellac, the plywood voids got a quick spackle, a few spots of black mold got scrubbed and sealed with Shellac, then all the sides got two coats of white water based Killz….

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!



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lightcs1776

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#1 posted 244 days ago

Love the focus on economy. Looks good too.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 244 days ago

Coming along nicely!

I guess you won’t be cutting a duplicate for me.
Oh well, maybe in two years I can start my build!!!

I like pocket hole joinery for shop projects.
Quick & effective!
I too, have a DeWalt cordless tool set (Drill, Driver & Impact), that assist in the assembly.
I have the 12V, for the compact size, for tight spaces.

As far as “Looks” Vs “Economy”....
It appears to be a tie.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Mainiac Matt

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#3 posted 244 days ago

My coworker has the 12v and they are really lite and handy.

This set replaces a 14 year old 12v Porter-Cable drill driver that has failing batteries. The power on these 18 v puppies is quite impressive.

We use the 18 v Makitas in our shop at work, and like them a lot. I intended to buy the Makitas, but after comparing them side by side at Home Depot, I liked the Dewalts just a little bit better.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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