Kitchen...This looks pretty do-able for doors
. Maybe I'll give it a go with the handful of drawers I've already brought back. If I can get their faces done in evenings after work, then I can bring home the rest of the kitchen and make them up too.
Since those are paint grade MDF, I think a test run with the drawer fronts can be done on the cheap. I already have all the tooling, and I can run the boards through the shaper so I don't even have to mess with router setups or dado blades.
Momma has talked me out of the whole DW/Island thing. Instead, whenever we have our first tenant vacancy I'll redo that side of the main floor.
The only thing I see presenting a challenge is that my compound mitre saws are not performing to spec.
One saw can't be made to hold square since its fence does not align across teh blade gap (one side is out of alignment to the other) - I bought it as a factory second for $75 a while back thinking I was clever. I have scrapped many boards with it, but at least I have a good excuse. It is still good for flooring where end cuts are hidden by baseboard.
The other has become increasingly dangerous to run over the past year - I was going to throw it out when the brake failed but then I decided to just hang on to it a year longer... now it not only has no brake, its bearings have also given out leading to some pretty exciting blade wobble, and the switch has failed in the on position meaning that sometimes it just keeps running until you unplug it and beat on it. There have been a couple times when this was "inconvenient." The blade wobble might be an issue for a job as precise as cabinetry though.
I was looking at some of the saw deals at Christmas ($400 for a 10" dewalt SCMS with a stand) but balked. Today those deals are nowhere to be found.
I suppose I could just build a sled to run through the saw and save the expense and space of more tools. Am I justifying an expense here?