Modern Desk #3: Slow progress

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Blog entry by AandCstyle posted 01-17-2020 12:45 AM 446 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Again, it has been too long since the previous post.

Now that I had the mortices for the corner braces in the legs, it was time to cut them into the underside of the desktop. Again, the router just required a single pass. I needed to be careful that I started and stopped the router in the correct places. I chiseled out the corners to square them up to maximize the strength of the fit.

I raised the grain on the appropriate parts by wiping them with a damp paper towel, dyed them with TT black dye 1:16, gently sanded with 400G and applied a coat of Minwax Ebony stain and again scuff sanded with 400G being careful to not sand through to the wood.

Sorry, I attempted to upload a Google photos album and got blocked with instructions to email the site owner to get unblocked but there was no email address indicated for the owner. I am surprised that I was able to post what I had done up to that point and then to edit it. I guess I am done with Lumberjocks. Goodbye, friends.

-- Art

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#1 posted 01-17-2020 01:06 AM

You’re not blocked Art, it’s a flaw in their system.

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#2 posted 01-17-2020 03:46 PM

You are trying to get a Google photos link into your post here (or the actual photos)?

Iv’e had no problem with the links, just trouble getting the share list restricted to a certain set of albums. GPs is good, but lacking flexibility in many areas.

It’s been an honor having you here at LJs, sorry to see you checking out. Good wishes on your desk 8^)

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James E McIntyre

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#3 posted 01-18-2020 04:34 AM

Art. Don’t go.
Sometimes when I open up the Lumberjacks site a message pops up saying this site is not secure. Then I’m ask if I want to continue.
There’s something about this site that others sites don’t like.
Maybe you should post from your own photos directly.
I enjoyed your projects and skill for over 4 years.
Your a valued friend. Please stay.
I won’t be the same without you.

Would it be practical to rout a deeper dado into the wood and cover the braces with a strip of walnut. And attach it with the screws you’ll use to fasten the brace or paint the brace black?

-- James E McIntyre

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#4 posted 01-21-2020 01:10 AM

I apologize for the false alarm. I thought I had been booted off LJs after almost 8 years.

-- Art

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