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New desk for my computer #22: hutch done, finish is on, almost done

08-02-2019 03:42 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

except for hauling this thing out of the shop to where it will call “home”...Hutch came out of the clamps, sanded things down, added screws in the top… Just in case someone wants to pick up the desk by the top of the hutch….ran the round-over bit around a bit, and set the hutch on the desk… While I figure out how to get everything stained…everything that will show… Took a while, let this sit until the stain dried. Got to thinking..( dangero...

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

07-30-2019 04:02 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

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…...

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New desk for my computer #20: dado work...and some assembly

07-29-2019 02:29 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok, for some dumb reason, I skipped lunch today…hauled a few items to the shop…set up that router…was a bit too deep….wanted it closer to 3/8”. Can’t do these dado on the bench, needed a way to hold things just long enough for one dado, slide the board a bit, and do the next….so.. Pine “pad” under the clamp. Gives me room to lay out and run the router…Layout. dado is narrower than the board using it. Also needed to know whe...

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New desk for my computer #19: Hutch plans, and a start up

07-28-2019 12:45 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Moose and Squirrel have delivered a “Plan” to the shop…despite Boris and Natasha’s best efforts to steal it…so.. We have Plan….not much of a cut list, though… Yeah..ok…have a 4/4×8 plank for the top of the Hutch…but, it has “issues” So, today…I cut the top for length….and jointed the good edge…had a curve right in the middle of about 1/8” This will be the “back edge” of the...

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New desk for my computer #18: A PIP, and a Hutch start

07-24-2019 10:16 PM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Ok…PIP time for the main part of the desk…. From the front… And the top….2 coats of Amber Shellac….needs buffed out a bit… But wait, there’s more…. This desk also gets a hutch of sorts…as a place to better stash the tower… And maybe a whole lot more “stuff” This is the old hutch…stuff piled up everywhere. Need to bring the tower down closer to the top of the desk…and raise the monitor up o...

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New desk for my computer #17: Last drawer, top worked on, stain...

07-23-2019 04:42 PM by bandit571 | 6 comments »

Ok, bought the last bit of plywood for the last drawer. Was looking to buy just a 2’x2’ square of 1/4” plywood….looked at the stuff Lowes had….more like a pinup picture, not a flat one in the lot. looked at the 5mm Luann 2’ x 4’ panels,,,,dollar more, but at least it was flat….got it home.. Shame to use this for a drawer bottom? used the bottom right corner…will save the rest for something that shows..Right hand drawer is out of t...

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New desk for my computer #16: More drawers to do

07-22-2019 12:38 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Got the clamps off of Drawer #3 and #4, this morning while the shop was still cool…Had to clean the sides up a bit.. Jack plane to get it close….then.. A #3 sized smooth plane to smooth things out…worked on both drawers…had an issue as to what one goes where… Got that straightened out. All edges got sanded, then the fronts got a coat of stain, and their handles installed.. Will do, for now..( I marked the inside of each drawer, as to which went where...

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New desk for my computer #15: Fit a drawer

07-20-2019 04:31 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Ok, stained the fronts of 2 drawers. and a test fit of the handles… The way the desk was sitting, made it hard to fit drawers…so I slid it over here…drawers now fit…but. There was an issue with the raised panels intruding into the drawer’s space..can’t remove any of it, so..I planed the sides of the drawers down, until they fit…weapon of choice? Until I got too close to the screws at the back…then a beltsander finished up…Make a ...

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New desk for my computer #14: Build a drawer

07-18-2019 05:05 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Ok, most of the parts are ready? Well, the sides needed just a few more things done..Cleaned the dados, so the backs fit all the way in… Just happened to have the right width chisel, for that. Pilot holes for screws to attach the sides to the back.. Even the drill was “Vintage”....then flip the sides over, and do a countersink… Why change bits, just change drill and all…there is a bevel to the bottom corner.. Makes inserting a drawer into it’...

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New desk for my computer #13: 2 drawers done...more to do..

07-18-2019 04:38 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

catch up time…..got a little more done…Drawer dovetails…router without a jig? Lay out 2 stop lines, one for the dovetails, one for the router…. Router stop line is flush with the top of the vise’s jaws….depth of cut is 1/2”. Remember, safety first… MK1 eyeball to guide the cuts….a bit rough.. We have ways.. Couple of chisels for clean up….then use the pins to layout the tails…bandsaw to make a few cuts… ...

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