Edge Moulding – With the last of the dovetails cut, I loose fit the desk together and devote some time to edge moulding. It appears that the original desk on frame has a separate edge moulding running the perimeter of the top and lid. Therefore, I decided not to have breadboard edges on the top/lid like on the kneeling platform. I will be using alder for this moulding and hope to fashion something akin to this. The moulding is a two-part construction, joined ...
The Kneeling Platform – The kneeling platform was proving to be something of a challenge. Thus far, I have simply copied the look of the original desk on frame. In adding the kneeling platform, I did not want to stray too far from the William & Mary style. After a great deal of thought, I finally decided on the following. The perimeter of the platform will have the same 3/4 inch half-round as the transition between the frame and desk. I decided to have the platform more narrow tha...
All the Single Pieces - Wuh uh oh uh uh oh … ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ All the single pieces … ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ... all the single pieces … ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ... now that I’m done channeling my inner Beyonce, perhaps it’s time to get back to sticking the frame members and start some assembly! After considerable thought as to the design of the kneeling platform, I have completely changed the sticking profile on the frame members. I have decided on 1/16 x 7/16 inch rebates in from the corners, wi...
Slight Detour – I decided to take a slight detour from sticking the frame members, as I’m still trying to work out the details of the kneeling platform. So, as the frame sits in the sun for a bit … ... I get started on the transition pieces between the frame and desk. I have decided not to put a full top on the frame, but instead to fashion a picture frame of sorts to secure the desk … something kind of like this … I start off by ripping some 2-1/...
Hollows and Rounds – I have not had much shop time over the last couple of weeks. Actually I have had no shop time … I’ve been down with the flu! I traveled to Maryland two weeks ago and must have pick up the bug at the airport. I’m thankful I got a flu shot at the end of last year … no telling where I’d be had I not. But at any rate … I’m now back amongst the living! As I mentioned earlier, the horizontal frame members of Lynnsay’s Prie ...
I’m talking to my mom the other day and she tells me, ” oh I was down in grandmas cellar and I saw an old girl scout cookie box. It had some of those skinny plane things you like”. Naturally I started to salivate.As luck would have it, circumstances prevented me from obtaining them for a whole week. Since my mom was really vague on the description the suspense was killing me. Finally I obtained the box and as I opened it a beam of light shown out and a choir of angels sang...
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