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Blog series by adamclyde updated 05-24-2013 06:58 AM 2 parts 6408 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: My First Real Furniture Project. Planning and questions

05-07-2013 03:59 AM by adamclyde | 2 comments »

For my son’s birthday, I’m planning on making him a desk. Though he’s only 5, my wife wants a good sized desk that he can have into his teens. As I was thinking of what to make, I decided on an old school house style flip-top, slanted writing desk. This will be an interesting journey, as this will be the first piece of traditional furniture I’ve made (other than some shelving and bookcases, etc). In fact, this project will have a number of firsts for me: first mortise ...

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Part 2: Long live the scrub plane. Oh, and I need a workbench. Like real bad...

05-24-2013 06:58 AM by adamclyde | 2 comments »

I’ve spent the last few days flattening and thicknessing and dimensioning all the lumber for this project. It seems so simple with Norm Abrams does it. Alas, not so when I do it. I managed through it mostly. I have a few pieces that are 8 inches wide, and I only have a 6” jointer. And, of course, those wider pieces happened to have a ton of twist to it. So, I busted out the brand new 100-year-old scrub plane that my dad gave me recently (which I had just sharpened). I was amaz...

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