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Taliesin Desk Build - How's and Why's #17: All Good things Must End

10-28-2016 01:27 AM by EarlS | 5 comments »

I’m finally finished with the desk. There were a few odds and ends that needed to be wrapped up. I decided to use figure 8 fasteners to hold the top to the base and allow it to move with the seasons. I happened to get my latest copy of Fine Woodworking and there was an article discussing how to properly connect the top and base and why it was important to allow for seasonal movement. A variety of methods were explained. I did learn that the figure 8’s along the front and back need to be angled to allow the boards to move. I used a dozen Figure 8 fasteners spaced around the sides, front, back, and along the fronts of the drawer spacers. After using the forstener bit to drill 5/...

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