I wanted to add a drawer to my soldering station, for the various things that end up there. The soldering station is a cheap Ikea Linnmon desk top with a sheet of 18ga. sheet metal epoxied on top. I have a set of drawer slides, and figured that a drawer was a simple project to work with FreeCAD 0.19.
Too simple. I spent a couple hours drawing… rectangles. A dado for the drawer bottom, and for the joint between back and sides…
A drawing on the back of a napkin is probably good enough for this, and the tablesaw is a much more effective tool for this than the CNC.
Well, I did a fancy drawer pull cutout on the face, so maybe I’ll CNC the drawer front.
Easy to get into the idea of "this will be a project for the CNC, when the CNC isn’t the best tool for the project. Start drawing things in CAD (Because that’s how you get the CNC to do it) when you don’t need CAD to design a rectangle, and you don’t need a CNC to cut it out.
Now to get to work on a project that will actually need to try out FreeCAD 0.19