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Blog series by Woodbutchery updated 09-01-2018 03:39 PM 5 parts 9607 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: A view of the legs and progress on the desktop

11-17-2017 07:56 PM by Woodbutchery | 0 comments »

I talked about this project in my recent blog, and thought I’d give a shot at actually trying to blog a build; something that I’m not strong at because I don’t always think to take pictures of things while I’m doing the work, and the pictures REALLY help visualize whatever’s gong on in the shop. As always, comments, suggestions, or witty reparte’ are always welcome. Below is a snapshot of my ongoing sketchup-work-in-progress plans for the mission-style d...

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Part 2: I'm REALLY horrible about blog entries - A picture of the back side of the desk

06-17-2018 05:04 PM by Woodbutchery | 4 comments »

I’m still so caught up in the doing of things, that the sharing of the doing of things doesn’t come to mind, but I’ve been busy on the desk, and am gettin close to completion. Here’s a picture of the back of the desk, assembled. For the mortises I used a forstner bit and my drill press and then cleaned up the holes. I hand-cut most of the tenons for the apron and bottom rail, then pulled a curve with a thin piece of wood and used my bandsaw to cut the curve, ...

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Part 3: Front apron mortises done, and an assembly of the frame

06-20-2018 02:41 AM by Woodbutchery | 6 comments »

The front apron mortises are complete, and then a fit of the whole frame. I have a few tenons to adjust, some research and eventual installation of drawer frames, and a lot of practice on dovetail joinery before I make the drawers. Really happy with the way this is coming together. Happy to hear comments, as always. Thanks for looking.

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Part 4: In the home stretch

08-31-2018 06:48 PM by Woodbutchery | 2 comments »

Glue-up of the frame is completed. Working on the cross braces, then attaching the top. A few pics of where we’re at. ... and …

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Part 5: Braces installed

09-01-2018 03:39 PM by Woodbutchery | 0 comments »

Some time in the shop this morning cutting and fitting the braces for the drawers. A few shots of a single brace. and the underside I’m using poplar because I ran out of mahogany. Currently, the braces are held in place by the stop dados only. No glue or other attachment. I also used the bottom “L” for the drawer guides. My thinking was that these braces are strictly for the drawers and are not meant to correct or support anything else. I would very much ...

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