A computer desk #7: Frame installed, desk sides milled

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-10-2019 04:14 AM 803 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: foot rest, frame details Part 7 of A computer desk series Part 8: Dovetails and migraines »

Two trips to the shop….with naps inbetween…fighting a chest cold…among other things…

Frame came out of the clamps..
Sanded smooth and flat. Missed those slotted holes….went with a few counter bored holes…three in the front and back rails, and one in each end rail….1-1/8” screws, again. Milled a block of tapered Ash plugs, glued those in place, then trimmed them flush..

There IS a plug sitting there….honest..

I was going to fill some voids in the joints..

Decided to wait until after the cove bit went by..

Found a 2” wide piece of Ash…needs trimmed to size..

This should be the front of the desk box…..

Nap time….

Decided to haul a board to the shop…had “issues” with the mitre gauge and a square not on the same page…
Was finally able to get two parts cross cut for length..

1×6 for the back, and the front piece….used those two to set the length of the sides…crosscuts still were a problem…may just “fire” that mitre gauge….won’t hold settings..
Laid out a diagonal line..cut one..

Then a second one. All 4 parts needed to be S4S….

That old #6c was getting a bit heavy….

Might go ahead and do dovetails, tomorrow, then figure out the inside layouts….stay tuned

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

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#1 posted 01-10-2019 06:41 AM

Last time my #6 was used may have been on the workbench? have a Krenov jointer plane with a Hock Iron
that is so light and easy to use! Looking forward to seeing them D.T.s .

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 01-10-2019 02:36 PM

Looks like this project is coming along nicely. Thanks for the blog.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#3 posted 01-10-2019 03:39 PM

Gonna be an awesome desk!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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