Desk Cabinet Project #3: Completed Base

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Blog entry by William posted 03-26-2011 03:49 AM 1182 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 03-26-2011 04:10 AM

It looks like you got a lot done today even with not feeling that well. It looks great. I can’t wait to see it completed.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#2 posted 03-26-2011 04:15 AM

WOW!! That looks great!

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#3 posted 03-26-2011 04:37 AM

William wonderful job. I would expect to see archers on the top shooting arrows at the approaching army.
Now the blocks. imho furniture makers would use a glue block on the underside of a piece. The would use hide glue and do a rub joint. Simply apply glue to the side that would have less movement. Rub it in the grain with hand pressure and by the time the glue would come near room temperature it would be there. Then they would use an oblong slit to attach the other surface. This would do two main things. Allow for movement and give a attachment point. That is what I would call your cleat.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 03-26-2011 12:22 PM

Hi William.

All I can say is, WOW! That is some outta sight workmanship.

Like you, I suffer from severe lower back trouble. Might I suggest something I’ve found helpful? An adjustable stool that can be set at various heights could allow you to use a greater number of your power tools while your back is acting up. While my back is too far gone for this to help much any more, it used to be a great way to get more useful hours in the shop.

Hope this helps, buddy. You ain’t alone. There are others of us out here that understand what you are going through and we admire your determination to keep at the craft as much as your body will allow.

Hang in there. Work like yours is worth it.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#5 posted 03-26-2011 12:54 PM

Another idea I’ve been kicking around for some time Tiny is to make all my tables and tool stands height adjustable. This has been in planning stages for over a year. I’ve went through a lot of different methods in theory. I think the one idea I keep coming back to is using the motors from hospital beds. There’s a place here in town where I could get them used from broken beds at a reasonable price. If I ever get around to actually doing this, I’d then be able to let anything in my shop up or down with the push of a button.
It’s often been suggested to me to just lower everything. As long as I’m able to stand a majority of day though, I’m not ready to do that just yet. If the sitting days were to start outnumbering the standing days though, then I may just go that route since it’d be easier. The last year I have paid closer attention to good days versus bad. They are starting to run a close ratio. That’s where the adjustable idea comes in.
Dave, that sounds similar to what I’m going. I glue both edges when the block is placed where the grain on both boards is running in the same direction. If the grain is opposing, I only glue one edge and leave the other edge “floating”.


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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 03-27-2011 06:42 PM

This is really nice work, William.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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