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Project by JimAtLumberjocks posted 04-06-2019 02:19 AM 618 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This desk was made from the plans given in the article “Providence Writinng Desk” by Mario Rodriquez in Popular Woodworking April 2009 issue #175. The Desk is made from true Honduras mohogany exported before Honduras stopped exporting Mahogany. The drawer runners and guides are made from hard maple. Floating drawer bottoms are made from 1/4” russian birch plywood.

Finishing was accomplished by first sanding with 80, 120, 150 and then 220 grit sandpaper. Then, per the authors direction, a coat of sanding sealer was applied and rubbed out using #0000 steel wool. Then I applied 3 coats of clear satin brushing lacquer. Then, I sanded very lightly with 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper and rubbed the desk out with wool lube and #0000 steel wool again. Finally, a coat of Minwax finishing wax was applied.

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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 04-06-2019 08:25 AM

Nice clean lines, it’s a bit stately to be Shaker, but it’s Shaker simple to look at. Am I seeing things, or are the legs bowed mid way?

I like that finish, it appears to have great depth, and without being too shiny.

Nice job, thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 04-06-2019 09:42 AM

Very well crafted. Those legs appear simple, but look complicated to make. Elegant piece.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 04-06-2019 11:35 AM

Real nice desk! Excellent work.

-- Petey

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woodcox

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#4 posted 04-06-2019 04:02 PM

Beautiful desk. Nice work

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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JimAtLumberjocks

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#5 posted 04-06-2019 10:12 PM

You are not seeing things. The legs taper out at the bottom. They taper slightly forward and to the side in front. In the rear, they taper to the side and to the rear.

Thank you!


Nice clean lines, it s a bit stately to be Shaker, but it s Shaker simple to look at. Am I seeing things, or are the legs bowed mid way?

I like that finish, it appears to have great depth, and without being too shiny.

Nice job, thanks for sharing.

- therealSteveN


-- "Are you kidding me?"

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JimAtLumberjocks

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#6 posted 04-06-2019 10:13 PM

Thank you!


Very well crafted. Those legs appear simple, but look complicated to make. Elegant piece.

- stefang


-- "Are you kidding me?"

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JimAtLumberjocks

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#7 posted 04-06-2019 10:14 PM

Thank you!


Real nice desk! Excellent work.

- Peteybadboy


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JimAtLumberjocks

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#8 posted 04-06-2019 10:14 PM

Thank you!


Beautiful desk. Nice work

- woodcox


-- "Are you kidding me?"

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#9 posted 04-06-2019 11:58 PM

Jim, your desk is absolutely stunning! Such clean sharp lines and details. The desk top grain is amazing. No wonder you got a Top 3! So very deserving!

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#10 posted 04-07-2019 12:12 AM

Beautiful!

-- Extra screws left over are just evidence I found a better way to put it together.

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JimAtLumberjocks

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#11 posted 04-07-2019 01:28 AM

Thank you very much Bob!


Jim, your desk is absolutely stunning! Such clean sharp lines and details. The desk top grain is amazing. No wonder you got a Top 3! So very deserving!

- BurlyBob


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JimAtLumberjocks

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#12 posted 04-07-2019 01:28 AM

Thank you Travis!


Beautiful!

- Travis


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