General outline: Two identical desks, 30×72, 6/4 cherry with a juniper accent somewhere.
Progress shown here: The milled parts for the leg units. The verticals will be mortised into the feet and the opposite piece to the feet—what is that, the head? The shoulder? I think I like “shoulder” better.
The juniper panels will be inset between the two verticals (femurs?). I’ve not yet decided how tall the panel will be, but the width is 5”. The feet are 24”, the shoulders are 26”.
All the structural parts are currently 4” wide.
I had an issue with chip buildup with the mortiser; I could not see the line to make the adjacent cut. I found an old desk lamp base and gooseneck (here we are back at anatomical parts again) which I screwed to the workbench and then I attached the air nozzle to the gooseneck with wire ties. The only improvement would have been a foot pedal or a bleeder valve to keep a light flow on all the time. I opted to get the work done, manually s
quirting after the first of each pair of mortises.
-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"