I have been waiting for the american elm that I had in the kiln to dry for a couple of months now. All of it has finally been pulled out and is stacked in the shop ready to become my new computer desk, among other things. So far I have the design figured out, and have started with the drawers. I know this is a bit backwards to the norm, but I wanted to get all the handcut dovetails out of the way, since it would take the most time out of any other part of the project.
So anyways, I planed all the drawer stock, cut it to size, and have all the pins laid out ready to go. The dovetails are coming along, and with every one I do, I get better/faster at it. It’s really not that bad, and it sure is much quieter than using the router! The sides are maple, and the faces are elm. I hope to have the drawers done next week, since I have a bunch of other work to do this weekend, and early next week.
-- Julian, Park Forest, IL