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Blog series by Jeff Waggoner updated 02-03-2011 02:28 AM 2 parts 7548 reads 1 comment total

Part 1: Rough Milling the Lumber.

02-02-2011 09:23 AM by Jeff Waggoner | 1 comment »

I have been excited about doing a woodworking projects and my brother and sister both placed in the student competition last year. You must be 13 years old by December 31st to enter the competition for that year. I turned 13 on December 27th meeting the deadline by just four days. I knew I wanted to do a desk of some kind so my dad and I started researching desk online. The problem is the competition restricts all projects two 36×36 x 36 so many desk would not qualify. In researc...

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Part 2: #2: Decorative Base Blocks.

02-03-2011 02:28 AM by Jeff Waggoner | 0 comments »

I started the project by working on the base. It will have decorative blocks at all the corners and at the ends of the feet. The ones at the ends of the feet will be rounded. The wood I am using for this is 16/4 mahogany it was about 11 inches wide and a little over a foot long. 1. My jointer will only handle 8 inches so I had to plane sides flat and then join one at 90°. 2. Then cut to pieces 3 inches wide off of the blank with the table saw. 3. I used a number 4 smoothing plane...

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