New desk for my computer #21: we have a glue up

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 07-30-2019 04:02 AM 439 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 20: dado work...and some assembly Part 21 of New desk for my computer series Part 22: hutch done, finish is on, almost done »

First,clamps came off everything ( and nothing fell apart…)I bought a package of brass screws…among other items

goal here was to add a couple screw into each glue joint. Drill a few pilot holes, countersink the holes a bit, wax the screws and drive them home, then sand each side….

As I don’t trust just glue for these joints. ( and I only snapped one screw head off..) Cubby Hole Assembly was then clamped in place…this is where that hammer came in…to “adjust” the fit a bit…..

Four clamps. Had the top clamped to the top of the tablesaw…with a Pine Pad…errand to run..came back and spun the top around, and re-clamp it to the tablesaw, without letting things fall onto the floor. Added a few screws to the other assembly, and sanded it down. Got to looking at the shelf for the monitor…show edge has two large knots…recut a few spots, and flipped the shelf over…the show a knot-free edge…more clamps and glue, and the hammer, again…

So, somewhere in that forest of clamps, reside a Hutch. Letting this set a day, or so.

Some other items were bought with those brass screws…

brackets…..”L” shaped ones for along the back of the hutch, one per upright….the fancy ones will go out in front.
IF those fancy brakets look familiar….

i used another set to attach the parts of the desk together…so…these came with some black, round headed screws, or, I could use the brass ones?

May just use the black ones. Need the brass ones for up on the top….for the four glue joints.
Then maybe a bit of sanding and stain? IF I have enough stain…
Stay tuned…we getting there….

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

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