Shaker Style lap Desk

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Project by Chopper12 posted 04-04-2020 03:15 PM 363 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been a lumberjocks member for a long time but this is my first project entry. I learned a lot building this lap desk. First hand cut dovetails the Rob Cosman method, first milk paint, first time using GF waterbased stain and clear coat. I also learned that more is not always better, meaning I put way to much time into the paper drawer and candle shelf / mouse pad on either side, maybe it was just a bad design. They were after thoughts. Sometimes design on the fly gets me in trouble. your comments are welcome. Stay safe out there.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-04-2020 03:50 PM

GREAT lap desk!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 04-04-2020 07:49 PM

Looks great. Love the interior divisions. Beauty and fine function. Congrats on your firsts, keep making.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 04-04-2020 08:02 PM

You did a great job it looks fantastic.


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#4 posted 04-04-2020 08:18 PM

I like it too. I’ve always wanted to make one, I think they are really cool. You did a great job. Keep posting!

-- Petey

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#5 posted 04-05-2020 04:15 PM

Stellar job on building the Shaker style lap desk. …!! I like about anything Shaker. I’ve built several pieces of Shaker style furniture…..!! Great job…..!! It should serve you well for many years to come….!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#6 posted 04-05-2020 05:08 PM

Now that you have your first set of dovetails in, you can check out a few similar approaches to the Cosman method by Christian Becksvort (my new favourite method) and Pekovich.

-- Jamie, Red Deer

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