This is my second project progress blog. I am a hobbyist who likes to try to build things beyond my skill set. I started this desk in the spring, then got waylaid by the live edge table I needed to finish. Today I started again.
I am making a Curved-Front Desk from the Fine Woodworking plan.
The first step is to do the legs. I got ahead of myself in the spring and did the shaping of the legs before I did the mortises. By the end of the week, I will have 8-10 double-curved cherry legs on my hands; hopefully, four will be usable. I can get in a hurry, and that is a killer on a project like this where the back legs are 1 3/4”x1 3/4”, but the front are 1 3/4” x 1 7/8”—the rough cut 8/4 lumber I got will just make 1 7/8” after milling. The extra thickness is due to the legs forming part of the front curve of the desk.
The legs will look something like this when done. I may try to cut the mortises in these legs before I give up and make two new back legs as well.
Here are the new front legs cut to dimension
-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson