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How to Build a Simple Sharpening Station

03-29-2016 08:58 AM by JordsWoodShop | 0 comments »

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8TZf3psYDM In this video I show you how I built this very simple sharpening station while trying out a few new methods along the way.

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Desk prototype part 2

03-02-2016 09:04 PM by andyboy | 2 comments »

https://youtu.be/Daol4a-Y6rI Assembing the carcase.

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Taliesin Desk in Cherry #10: Finally!

02-25-2016 09:51 PM by JimYoung | 3 comments »

We’ll its finally finished. I’ve been busy since my last entry, but I kept pecking away at it. I had some issue with the finishing. I had the top all done, and decided to add one more coat. I had wet sanded it down with 400, and wiped on the final coat. The coat did not cover like when I was brushing it on, so I let it dry for 6 hour and brushed on what I thought would be the final coat. When I came back, the finish had bubbled in several spots. So, back to sanding. I&#...

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Building the Spine Desk #5: Final Work and Assembly

02-17-2016 01:54 AM by Dave Rutan | 7 comments »

[Above] I used an actual bracket assembly to locate the holes in the spine segments. These allow a bolt to keep the tables from falling out from the spine. [Below] The larger table showing the rear cut out and the pine edging. I chamfered the bottom edge of both tables to give them a lighter, tray-like appearance. [Below] A few coats of spray lacquer is all that’s needed. I decided not to go to the trouble of staining this project. The birch plywood looks nice against the pi...

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Building the Spine Desk #4: Now That's Better!

02-09-2016 09:56 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

[Above] After having some special alone time with my band saw, I cut out the new pieces for the brackets. Before removing the tape, I broke out my new friend and sanded the curved edges. [Below] Breaking the tape shows the dadoes I made on the pieces. This time they came out perfect! The pieces fit together pretty tight. [Below] So I glued them together and clamped them. [Below] So now it’s just a matter of drilling, sanding, assembling and a little more cutting.

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Building the Spine Desk #3: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back...

02-08-2016 10:20 PM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

[Above] Here’s the fix for the bracket size problem. There’s so much glue surface on it that I’m confident it would hold. But… [Below] When I put it on the spine, I discovered that I hadn’t thought far enough ahead in my fix. The side pieces are not long enough to cover the spine segment completely. To be exact, they are 3/4 inches too short=the thickness of a spine segment. :( [Below] So I’ll dig out that scrap piece of very similar plywood ...

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Building the Spine Desk #2: Fail, Save, and Failed Save!

02-05-2016 08:48 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

[Above] I decided I should make the brackets next since they need to hold the tables to the spine (Confused yet?) So I taped the two sides together and cut them on the band saw. If you saw my recent tip you’ll know why they ended up a little more free-form than I planned. [Below] Then I sanded them to uniformity on the drill press. There are two sets, one longer than the other. [Below] After breaking the bracket sets apart, I cut a dado in them to add some strength. First I ...

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Building the Spine Desk #1: Cutting and Gluing

02-03-2016 03:50 PM by Dave Rutan | 6 comments »

I’ve set out to build a desk that I saw online. In this case much of the work has been done for me because the website where the desk is sold actually lists the dimensions of the parts. That said, I’m making a few small changes. I’m not revealing my target until it’s done, so stick around to see where we end up. [Below] It’s just possible that this project could be made from a quarter sheet of plywood. I’m not sure yet, plus I’ve already violated ...

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Project Ideas, Hmm... #2: Thoughts on an Adjustable Standing Desk

01-05-2016 08:30 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

I’ve got a challenging project coming up for my church. The new preschool director has asked for a stand up computer desk. I was going to build something similar to the one I built previously for the church secretary [link], but more square instead of angled. Now I’m thinking I want to make this project: a) mounted to the wall, (like the other one)b) able to be lowered somewhat easily for those who don’t want to stand up. The computer there might be used by others durin...

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Taliesin Desk in Cherry #9: Breadboard Ends

01-03-2016 02:38 PM by JimYoung | 12 comments »

I’ve been pretty productive over my holiday break. I received a new 3/8” up cut router bit and collet. I tried finishing up the mortise on the breadboard ends on my router table, but was still getting a lot of vibration and weird sounds from my router. I tried slowing the speed down even more, but that didn’t help. I ended up going back to my plunge router base with guides to finish them up. I was concerned about using this setup, since I would be routing a pretty dee...

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