Furniture for the house #2: The new computer desk part2

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Blog entry by Julian posted 05-01-2009 01:53 AM 2162 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I finally had some time to work on this project today. Since I just got my backsaw set up, I went to town cutting and chopping the dovetails for the drawers. I decided to change up the dovetail pattern for the large drawer sides, which really lets you know they are handcut, and not from a router and a jig. The new saw really helps out in making it a breeze to bang out these drawers. So far I have half of the dovetails done, and have some of the wood for the sides milled and aclimating in the shop.

Here’s a pic of some of the drawers. They are just pressure fit, and not glued up.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#1 posted 05-01-2009 02:28 AM


I like those angles and scales of the tails… look very balanced

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#2 posted 05-01-2009 02:31 AM

Nicely done. I seen the saw and I’d be doing the same thing. Rob Cosman has nothing on you!

-- Marc

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#3 posted 05-04-2009 01:44 AM

Nice work Julian. I like the variation of dovetails in each drawer.

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