Jordan's Project #4: Portable Writing Desk:

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Blog entry by Jeff Waggoner posted 01-18-2013 09:06 AM 6303 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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26. I re-rounded some of them to fix the flatness.

27. I began cutting dovetails and half-blind dove tails by hand for the drawers.

28. I fitted them and sanded them flush.

29. I cut the bottom and back for the drawers with my table saw, cutting the panels and slots, and fine cut them
with the shooting board.

30. Using my drill press I cut the circles for my drawer pulls and screwed them in.

31. I routed all along the inside of my box to fit the panels.

32. I planed everything inside flush with a shoulder plane.

33. I cut my trim pieces with my table router and table saw and ebonized them.

34. I then cut them one at a time to ensure they would fit all around and hold my floating bottom and top panels.

35. I sanded the entire box by hand and applied Danish Oil.

36. I waxed the entire box.

37. Using my table saw I cut grooves and miters into my frames and fitted the panels.

38. I glued my leathers on with regular wood glue and cut them to fit.

-- Jeff Waggoner,

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#1 posted 01-18-2013 04:09 PM

That’s a great looking writing desk. There’s a lot of woodworking skill that went into that project. Very nice. You have a great deal of talent for a teenager.

-- Julian

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