Vermont Lap Desk, part two

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 04-15-2013 10:15 PM 1021 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, hand is healed up, for now. Got out a handsaw and trimmed things to length. Someone asked about making dovetails for the corners? Had to rearrange the bench a bit, first. That yellow Miter Box was moved around to the front of the corner of the bench. Cleaned off an area in front of it, as well. Laid out for a few cuts

Had to add some bits of scrap wood to the miter box, to get rid of any flex. C-clamp to hold things in place. Tried a coping saw at first. Hurt the hands and the cut tried to wander a bit. Got out a little better saw, at least as far as my hands were concerned.

Atkins 20” panel saw. It cuts fast, and it cuts straight. Sawing to the lines. Then a change of scenery

Time to chop out the waste stuff. Tried the fit

after making the mating part. Eh, will need some clean up. Set up for the other end, and cut & choped away

and a test fit, again

A little better? I think I will just do the front of the desk this way. have something else in mind for the back corners. Next time, maybe i will have a bottom in the “case” as well.

Might have to fire up the ELECTRIC router for some grooves for the bottom to sit in? Hey, it is a HAND HELD TOOL, right?

Until the next, exciting episode…...

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 04-16-2013 02:40 AM

Good going….
Progress made…..
Updates coming….
Oh, goodie!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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