I use screws to secure the base plate onto the handle and this will be fine as long as it is only used for its purpose on the jointer! If one was to use this on the tables for example you could hit one of the screws with the blade of the saw.
The piece that will sit below the edge of the piece of wood being jointed is simply a scrap piece of MDF and can be replaced when needed in the future. This is a very easy project and will be a great help in the shop.
The paint was for fun and just to dress it up some. A little bright color is always fun!
|Draw pattern on board|
|Cut outer shape on bandsaw|
|Drill inner parts as applicable to established nice clean curves|
|Cut inner parts out with jigsaw|
|Round over edges|
|Glue small piece to serve as a lip on back edge of sole|
|Paint is a great choice for this project: Color is nothing to be afraid of! :)|
|Paint bottom piece before assembly|
|Assemble base to handle|
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