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Blog series by Julian updated 05-01-2009 01:53 AM 2 parts 3127 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: The new computer desk

04-24-2009 12:31 AM by Julian | 1 comment »

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 ...

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Part 2: The new computer desk part2

05-01-2009 01:53 AM by Julian | 3 comments »

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 i...

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