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12-02-2009 05:38 AM

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

04-06-2009 11:38 PM

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 ...

02-07-2009 09:31 PM

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....

12-01-2008 08:05 AM

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...

10-24-2008 04:21 AM

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...

10-15-2008 04:54 AM

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...

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