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Study Desk and Table For Lovies Christmass present #1: Part 1

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Blog entry by anthm27 posted 12-07-2019 08:25 AM 693 reads 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My original plan wasn’t to Blog this project, I was going to wait until it was finished.
After todays assembly however I am so excited that my leg design concept actually worked quite well.
My Original design, just sort of came together.

Assembled today down on the 1st floor, had to carry the parts down , we would never have gotten it down the stairs fully assembled.
The legs are connected together by a 3×1 rail at the back, doweled , glued and clamped.

A sigh of relief when the whole concept assembled together rather nicely.
A nice kind of stress.
Only the drawers to come.

The legs being laminated together glued and doweled

Building the shelf part

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.



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recycle1943

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#1 posted 12-07-2019 10:21 AM

WOW – what an undertaking and what a fine result. I see your dowelmax is getting a workout. #1 and part 1 – can’t wait to see the rest

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 12-07-2019 10:27 AM

I am betting one little boy is going to be impressed…I know I am

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 12-07-2019 11:09 AM

Very neat job antman... and to think I was eally hanging out for the full project post… you practicing to ruin my Christmas!


..... Assembled today down on the 1st floor, had to carry the parts down , we would never have gotten it down the stairs fully assembled.
The legs are connected together by a 3×1 rail at the back, doweled , glued and clamped.

A sigh of relief when the whole concept assembled together rather nicely.
- anthm27


Have you considered a Domino... I have been putting off that Fe$tool offering for over 12 years, however, snapped it up once their metal breakdown connectors were released for the DF500.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 12-07-2019 11:15 AM

Very swish there Anthony…..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 12-07-2019 12:12 PM

Very nice design Anthony! I can see a chair to match in your future!!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#6 posted 12-07-2019 12:28 PM

Nice design touch with the slanted legs. What are your finishing plans?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#7 posted 12-07-2019 04:04 PM

A very nice design Anthony, And that’s one sweet Christmas gift!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 12-07-2019 08:05 PM

Nice design Anthony!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#9 posted 12-07-2019 09:00 PM

lookin sweet anth, lovies gonna love that desk buddy and yeah you gotta do a matching chair.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#10 posted 12-07-2019 10:45 PM


Very neat job antman... and to think I was eally hanging out for the full project post… you practicing to ruin my Christmas

Have you considered a Domino... I have been putting off that Fe$tool offering for over 12 years, however, snapped it up once their metal breakdown connectors were released for the DF500.

- LittleBlackDuck

Yes LBD , I have considered a Domino, But, I decided against it for quite a few reasons. I simply haven’t the room in my tiny roof top workshop for another power tool. So as a substitute I decided on buying a DowelMax doweling Jig at about 1/8th the price and 1/5th the size of a domino.

OK, I use power tools but they are all hand held, power saw, battery drill, orbital sander, etc. But its more a hands on approach then using table power tools and the like. I find doweling also is more of a hands on approach over the domino.

I also cant think of anything a domino can do that I cant do with my doweling jigs. I recently bought the Jessem Doweling JIg also. I now have two doweling jigs.
I love doweled joints and its been a game changer for me. I dowel a lot. Glue dowel clamp.

I love a domino verses doweling discussion , I,d be keen to hear other comments from others

Cheers
Antman

EDIT Ok doweling will be slower than a domino but I am hardly a production line here so I live with that.

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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anthm27

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#11 posted 12-07-2019 10:50 PM



WOW – what an undertaking and what a fine result. I see your dowelmax is getting a workout. #1 and part 1 – can t wait to see the rest

- recycle1943

Thanks for the Comments Dick , I see you where first out of the blocks for comments again, Thank you. It must have been just as I was going to bed.

Now Dick and others , If you re look closely at the pics , You may find one very expertly hand crafted ringmaster Lamp from Malvern Ohio.

I realized it was in the pic after posting. It should sit perfect on the new desk.

Regards
Anth

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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anthm27

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#12 posted 12-07-2019 10:56 PM


Nice design touch with the slanted legs. What are your finishing plans?

- EarlS

Morning Earl,
This is going to sound ridiculous but With a lot of my finishing I tend to coat a lot of my projects in Decking OIl.
I found an English product that sells here in Hong Kong, Oil based natural colour and has a lot of wax in it too.

https://www.ronseal.com/for-garden/decking/decking-oil/decking-oil/

I use it for in and outdoor. Normally on better quality works I would not use the decking oil, but because the pine desk is so soft I find the Ronseal decking oil toughens it up and gives a lot of durability.

I am open to ideas though.
Kind Regards
Anthony

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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anthm27

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#13 posted 12-07-2019 11:01 PM

Cherrs also and thanks for the comments, Rob, Peter, Mike, Tony, Duck and Pottz.
Thanks Gents.
Its always good to read comments over a morning cuppa tea.

Building the drawers today. I have my drawer runners I picked up in California Pottz, They all ready to go.

Regards
Anth

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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#14 posted 12-07-2019 11:26 PM

anth dont encourage the duck to make comments they come freely enough-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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anthm27

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#15 posted 12-07-2019 11:38 PM



anth dont encourage the duck to make comments they come freely enough-lol.

- pottz

Very good call Pottz, It was remiss of me. I thought just that immediately after hitting the send button.

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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