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Monticello Lap Desk #2: Homework? I thought those days were over!

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« Part 1: So Small ... But So Tough Part 2 of Monticello Lap Desk series Part 3: The Second Class Session »

After the first PFW class, Mario assigned us some homework. Recess the writing panels to accept the baize, a material similar to felt on a pool table. Also, we routed and cleaned up a recess to accept the notches for the easel.


The recess on the back of one of the writing panels is where the easel will fit when the desk is folded flat.


Finally, a shot of the panels being recessed to 1/32”. Done with the Bosch Colt freehand and then the ends were cleaned up with a chisel.

Also for homework was a test run on fitting a half mortise lock and practice on helf-blind dovetails for next class. For it’s off to assemble the drawer!



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