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Legare desk clone #4: ho leee sheep...it worked!

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Blog entry by Roswell posted 775 days ago 1304 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So, the kids are with the extended family for a while this summer, and I’ve had a couple of afternoons to myself. Yesterday, I got the top fitted, and then turned to the most terrifying part of the whole deal. If you hadn’t noticed, the outer supports have a tab that fits into a corresponding slot in the desk top. I had elected to not cut the holes out for the tabs until the very, very last step so I could make sure they fit right. In the end, I had to just cut them as I had laid them out for lack of a better solution. I was amazed that they actually fit. Somehow, someway, I managed to get everything to fit.

Some of the pieces are still a bit tight and have to be coaxed together, so I’ll probably be spending a good deal of time tuning all the pieces and parts just so. Lord knows that as soon as I get a finish applied the extra thickness will make assembly impossible. Now, I just need to find a good stain/dye solution, and figure out how to get a thick, hard finish on the actual work surface of the desk.

-Joe

-- _Never argue with an idiot. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience_



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Gary

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#1 posted 774 days ago

Nice work, Joe. Looks really great

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 774 days ago

Joe go over to Charles Neil’s website. Take a look at staining plywood. It is not as easy, for good results, as one would think.
Nice execution. It is always a shining moment when you expect the worst and then good things happen.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#3 posted 771 days ago

Thank’s Jumbojack. There’s a lot of goodness to be learned there. Looks like I’m probably going to end up spraying dye and letting it dry. I just spent that Father’s Day gift card to Amazon on an HVLP gun. Time to erect some sort of booth in the garage I suspect.

-- _Never argue with an idiot. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience_

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#4 posted 758 days ago

Wow: a 10 DVD series on finishing by Charles Neil.. Voluminous to say the least…

-- _Never argue with an idiot. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience_

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