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Blog series by ilyac updated 06-18-2013 03:18 AM 3 parts 6678 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: Design of Desk

09-16-2012 08:27 PM by ilyac | 2 comments »

I saw a desk I thought looked really nice on one of those flash deal websites a few weeks ago, and when I saw the price tag on it, and that it was made out of MDF I decided I could do better. I changed the design from the original with a few of my own details to add a little something to it. Namely the wedged mortise and tendon joints to connect the legs to the top with ebony wedges (just for a bit of contrast), and a thicker glued up top than the desk I saw. I also added holed along the b...

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Part 2: Lumber Delivered!

09-17-2012 03:05 PM by ilyac | 2 comments »

Well my lumber was delivered and I went to a friends place to cut it down on a table saw and use his planer to get all the edges nice and clean. I ordered my lumber from a site called Woodworkers Source (Link), and although I was initially a bit hesitant to order online I decide to take the risk since the price was right. 20b.f. for just over $100 as it was on sale, and free shipping. Can’t beat that. Very happy with the selection I got, color matches pretty well and the grain looks ...

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Part 3: Delays & Lessons Learned

06-18-2013 03:18 AM by ilyac | 0 comments »

Wow! According to my last LJ post, it’s been 273 days since I last actually worked on this table of mine. What can I say, work and grad school have kept me busy. But I’m back in action! The glue up:I glued all my strips for the table top. Because of the lumber sitting in my less than ideal garage for the better part of a year I had to contend with a good deal of warp. What I needed was a good set of cauls to provide even pressure across the top, but I did not realize how bad it...

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