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Blog series by Jeff Waggoner updated 01-18-2013 09:06 AM 4 parts 11619 reads 22 comments total

Part 1: Getting started.

02-01-2011 10:04 AM by Jeff Waggoner | 10 comments »

Getting My Wood. I started looking for a project soon after internationals last year. I started by browsing projects on fine woodworking and a small portable writing desk caught my eye. I showed my dad and we contacted the man that built it. He said that he didn’t have any plans for it because he had constructed it from a similar piece. From there we started researching variations. We found a site with over a hundred in many different forms. A tri-fold stood out to me because of its...

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Part 2: Step #2 Building the Box

02-03-2011 03:19 AM by Jeff Waggoner | 9 comments »

10. I cut the two sides for my case, taking care to cut one small side from opposite ends of each board, to make the grain line up around the box. I cut them with a sliding stop to ensure that all pieces were exactly the same.11. I then put it together with rubber bands to test the joints and see if the grains were matching. I rubbed mineral spirits on the corners to test it.12. I measured all of the joints from corner to corner. The box was dead square. 13. I cut two inches o...

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Part 3: Part #3 Fitting the Dividers and The Wall for the Hidden Drawers

01-15-2013 08:07 PM by Jeff Waggoner | 2 comments »

18. I then began fitting the inside wall that would cover and hide my drawers. 19. I planed the edge of the board to make sure it would slide in and out properly. 20. I fitted the board and made sure to leave enough room behind it to allow the drawers to fit. 21. I took my bottom panel and sawed it to size then used a hand router to cut grooves for my dividers. 22. I made a bead over the inside edge of my desk top with a router. 23. I began cutting my dividers with a 45 degree shooting boar...

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Part 4: Portable Writing Desk:

01-18-2013 09:06 AM by Jeff Waggoner | 1 comment »

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 everythi...

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