Standing Desk of Cherry #5: Assembly time

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-04-2017 04:22 AM 987 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, got side #2 out of the clamps….needed a few things down…

Bead work was done on the outside corner of the last leg…the one I forgot to do. Was a bit trickier to do it now..first was sitting on the bench,,,,second one?

Amazing what a shop stool can do…Next was more pins..

Drill a hole, drive a pin with a spot of glue. coping saw to trim, planes to smooth things out..

Since I had the cross stretcher cut to size, I used it to lay out a socket or two…Hand saw to cut..

Chisels to remove the waste..

dry fitted..

Then slid home..

Repeat for the other side…..then some dummy decided to add glue..

had to use all 5 of my pipe clamps, the others weren’t long enough…

While the glue cure a while….top needed scrubbed flat..

Just an old Corsair C-5 by Great Neck…..

Makes a decent scrub plane..then follow it with the small jointer/Try plane..

Until things were as flat as I could get them Glue finally cured out…have things to do..

Once the clamps were put away, made four of these corner blocks. Just glue and two screws..

But, there was one other hole to make..

Allows for the top to move as it wants to…
Decided this face of the top looked better, set it down on the bench..

Screws are a tad too long. The nut won’t move, but it allows the screw to tilt as the top moves…
I think that will about do for awhile..

later I can start on the upper half of this desk build…

Viewed from the side. I need to go get a load of Cherry thickness plane to the same sizes….need to lighten things up a bit. that will happen Friday, so maybe next weekend, I can start on the rest of this build?

Stay tuned, we are almost halfway done…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 07-04-2017 01:05 PM

Wow – it would take me a couple of months to complete the amount of work you have finished in a week or so, and I use power tools. I like all of the pictures showing what you did. Always like to see how others approach a build.

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

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#2 posted 07-04-2017 02:25 PM

Good looking work.

-- Gary, Florida

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