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|1558 days ago||
Lap Desk - Scout Merit Badge - 4 replies
My grandson is comming for Christmas and we want to make a lap desk to meet his scout merit badge requirements. Does anyone have a suggested plan? Thanks. map
|1797 days ago||
Power planing glued up panners - 1 reply
I am making some drawer bottoms that will be about 12” x 17” with the grain going in the 12” direction. In order to run them through my planer, I would have to plane across rather than with the grain. Can I expect this to be a problem and and should I try to avoid this operation? Maybe plane to final thickness and then glue ...
|1855 days ago||
Lock miter joint problems - 3 replies
I’m building an Arts & Crafts style desk and, afetr reading “Stickley-Style Legs” in an old (1997) issure of Fine Woodworking by Patrick nelson, I decided that using a lick miter bit to mill the legs would be the way to go. I purchased a bit on ebay (probably most of the problem) ans set up the fixtures to mill the pieces....
|1924 days ago||
Atrs and Crafts Finish - 5 replies
I’m building a couple of clocks for my kids for Christmas. They are built with QS white oak. The finish is my problem. I tried the procedure recommended by Nancy Hiller in FWW #193 and got results that looked nothing like what was in the magazine. The basic problem seems to be that the stain does not penetrate the wood and deliver th...
|1962 days ago||
Old (and new) desktop design problem - 6 replies
I am in the process of building a computer desk to go with an antique partner’s desk. The antique desk has a large crack that I think is caused by the design. The top is quarther sawn white oak. As shown in the following photo, the top is banded with ~4” wide 3/4 boards with a field of slightly thinner boards in the middle. htt...
|1971 days ago||
Desk Top Design - 1 reply
I’m in the process of designing a 30” x 60+/-” computer desk top. It will be against a wall and connect a file cabinet wit a wall of the office. The top of the file cabinet is 30” x 60” with formica on top and wood (red oak) edging. All of the other woodwork in the room matches the file cabinet and top. My mai...