1940's style Desk - a hand tool project!

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 04-01-2010 08:18 AM 2878 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi guys! What with all this talk lately about safety and power tools, I thought I would post a video I made about this time a year ago showing a project I made with nothing but hand tools. It’s called a Governor Winthrop desk. It’s unplugged and pre-beard. Enjoy!

Detailed plans here!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 04-01-2010 08:24 AM

You’re pullin our legs!! ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 04-01-2010 10:26 AM

I didn’t check the link, but looking at the calendar, I’m guessing April Fool!!
Nice Desk, though! My Grandparents had one just like it…
Little Brother has it in his home now…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 04-01-2010 12:51 PM

what is up with your music lol

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#4 posted 04-01-2010 01:39 PM

haha! Nice april fools! I’m looking at that desk and all the curves and carving and there is no way that could be done with just a regular hand saw, hammer, and screwdriver. Also, the link to the “plans” is pretty funny. Good joke.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#5 posted 04-01-2010 02:29 PM

I knew it was a joke, but I hit the link anyway. Very disappointed, but then taste is such a personal thing! haha

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#6 posted 04-01-2010 04:24 PM

Great job! :)

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#7 posted 04-01-2010 11:24 PM

wow, nice work with those tools. ;-)

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#8 posted 04-02-2010 01:36 AM

The link worked just fine for me.

-- Failure is the road to success if you learn to learn from your mistakes - Vince, Greenville, SC

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#9 posted 04-02-2010 01:39 AM

I forgot today is Fool’s Day :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 04-02-2010 02:20 AM

Actually, I can’t believe the Rickrolling fad has lasted this long!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#11 posted 04-02-2010 04:44 AM

You got me. I actually thought you were going to take the pieces of the desk out of a box and put them together.

Good one Steve.

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#12 posted 04-02-2010 05:37 AM

Ok! wait just one minute. I missed how the keyed lock was put in with just a screwdriver, I feel ripped off.

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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#13 posted 04-04-2010 03:00 PM

isn’t this a rerun? lol

when does the new season start?

-- where to go because you don't want no stinking plastic!

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