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Refurb, Table for a Desk #6: Done & Done

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 05-08-2013 12:38 AM 1058 reads 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Make Ready the Top! Part 6 of Refurb, Table for a Desk series no next part

3-2-1 mix on top (4 coats) and aprons / legs (3 coats). Here’s the refurb’d desk with the vintage topper; all I did to said topper was applied some finish to freshen it up.

My harlequin version of a Lincoln Desk, then:

That’s a wrap, thanks for looking!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive



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#1 posted 05-08-2013 12:41 AM

Color match looks good. No redo on the inside of the top? : )

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#2 posted 05-08-2013 12:49 AM

Beautiful! Well done Smitty!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#3 posted 05-08-2013 12:59 AM

Going ‘authentic,’ Shane. I don’t think it’s mine to substantially modify the piece, truthfully. There’s some provenance that says it needs to stay as is. Sounds funny, probably, but…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#4 posted 05-08-2013 01:01 AM

Look great! Should be a nice and useful piece of furniture now.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 05-08-2013 01:04 AM

sweet!!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#6 posted 05-08-2013 01:12 AM

I like it!

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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#7 posted 05-08-2013 01:19 AM

I knew you could appreciate that Smitty. : )

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#8 posted 05-08-2013 01:33 AM

There is something about this piece that I am drawn to. Is it the simple beauty? Is it the apparent history? Do I just have remarkable taste? I dunno… But I do love this one.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#9 posted 05-08-2013 01:40 AM

I’m thinking it’s the fact that Smitty’s grass is so luscious.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#10 posted 05-08-2013 01:48 AM

Just cut it, too. :-)

Bucket, I’m with ya. There’s something about this piece I like, too.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#11 posted 05-08-2013 02:09 AM

Came out great Smitty! Great work!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#12 posted 05-08-2013 03:23 AM

Very nice – has to be very gratifying!

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#13 posted 05-08-2013 03:35 AM

+1 what them says

Your grass looks better than mine :^)

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#14 posted 05-08-2013 07:06 AM

Good balance between restored and original. Great result all around.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 05-08-2013 09:47 AM

Smitty even better in picture one than the project page
If you aver want fun, take it to an appraiser and ask for a description. :)

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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