Standing Desk of Cherry #9: Lid work, hinges, PIP

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-13-2017 01:52 AM 727 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, I went back down and planed every edge..

Glued on the Book Rest..

Fans…gotta have them ON..

Cleaned up the dovetails…

Fitted a gap filler for the bottom..

And got things ready for hinges….Bookrest was even planed smooth..

I also used this same Stanley, Made in England #4c to clean the dovetails up.

Didn’t do too badly on the figured wood…

Did I mention how I hate doing hinges?

Have to dig out a space for the hinge to set in (on a beveled edge, no less)use a pointy thing to start a hold, then a push drill to make the pilot holes..

Then dig out an old screwdriver to install the screws..

Then do it all over again three more times. Lay the lid and top on the desk, Forstner bit to drill a few holes..

Then that push drill again for more pilot holes. I used a cordless drill to drive the screws, as it’s clutch will prevent snapping a screw’s head off. Placed a cutter in the drill press, and made some tapered plugs..

Use a small screwdriver to pop each out, add a blob of glue and hammer them in place..

Then sit around waiting on the glue to dry. Chisel to pare them close to flush, block plane to finish the job.

PIP: After a coat of that Smelly BLO was brushed onto everything ( except me..)

The BLO made the grain show off…

Dovetails showed up..

Even the lid looks better..

Walnut plugs. Will let this sit a few days…..I think a top coat will just about do it..

Will post as a Project when the finish is done. Thanks for following along!

BTW: I needed to clear the bench, as this plank will need some work done…

7/16” thick, with a wee bit of figure..

But, that will be another Blog story…..

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

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