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Live Edge Walnut Desk with Waterfall Joinery and a Metal Leg #1: First Cuts With The Track Saw

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Blog entry by JustinTyme posted 10-19-2016 10:41 PM 1212 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just started this build for a client. We originally started with 6/4 sweet gum. That did not work as the wood was heavily warped. We switched to a walnut that is fairly flat, but also only 4/4. Originally on of the 45’s on the desk was going to be a waterfall joint with a hidden spline. Instead I will most like craft the 45, but back it with metal to strengthen the joint. The other side of the desk will be supported by a metal leg. I have not decided what I will seal it with. I am open to suggestions for finishes and any other advice.



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#1 posted 10-25-2016 01:43 AM

That is going to be a beautiful desk, Justin. I cannot help with your question. The folks on the Furniture Makers Forum may, though. Or, Andy can put you in touch with Charles Neil.

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 10-25-2016 03:00 PM

Thank you very much. I am excited about this table. I will review the Furniture Makers Forum.


That is going to be a beautiful desk, Justin. I cannot help with your question. The folks on the Furniture Makers Forum may, though. Or, Andy can put you in touch with Charles Neil.

- CFrye


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#3 posted 10-25-2016 03:04 PM

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#4 posted 10-25-2016 03:07 PM

I flattened the slab with a router sled made from MDF and two saw horses. Then I followed it with a quick sand 80 grit to 120 grit. The other pictures are just a cleaning with mineral spirits. Next is the bowties in the same style wood.

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