See what I mean???
First, the motor was removed along with any other unnecessary hardware and wires.
After sanding the cabinet down, the flip top was unscrewed and removed.
I didn't really care what the board looked like since I decoupaged it in the end.
...I got a new jigsaw for Christmas so hopefully I won't need joint compound on my next project. If you have any pointers let me know!!! :)
Speaking of joint compound, it's handy to fill in the gaps from the missing hinges too.