LumberJocks

Workshop Lap Drawing Board

  • Advertise with us
Project by Jamie Speirs posted 06-30-2014 09:21 PM 1154 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is awee project that I’ve had in the back of my
mind for a while.
The top is Spalted Beech trimmed with some Mahogany
that came from some 150 old library shelves.
The bottom is also the same Mahogany with a 1/8” ply
base. It has copper pins, more for show.
Finished in my usual DO mixture.
The T-square was a bit of fun.
Birthday present for my wonderful DIL Jen.

Jamie

Picture #3 shows the 52 sq ft that I was given, on top of it is a
Shaker inspired wall cabinet but natural edge.
It is for my other DIL Anne, her birthday was Friday past. :(

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe





16 comments so far

View stefang's profile

stefang

13530 posts in 2059 days


#1 posted 06-30-2014 09:53 PM

Great looking box and very well crafted Jamie. I can’t remember ever seeing spalted beech before. It’s beautiful and goes very well with the mahogany. You lost me on the #3 photo.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View BusterB's profile

BusterB

1454 posts in 733 days


#2 posted 06-30-2014 10:02 PM

Jaine- beautiful work guru. The woods seem to compliment each other very well and the design is functional as well. In american baseball lingo….a grandslam my friend.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

View littlecope's profile

littlecope

2951 posts in 2227 days


#3 posted 06-30-2014 10:32 PM

Very Nice old-fashioned “Lap Top” Jamie, Jen should Love it!
How big is it?
Looks like Anne’s Gift has a wee bit of work left to do on it my Friend… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

View mafe's profile

mafe

9622 posts in 1814 days


#4 posted 06-30-2014 10:35 PM

I love it Jamie.
It is so cool and if I had a FIL that made me something like this I would die of joy.
Lovely work, I love the square.
A laptop for vintage architects. ;-)
Best thoughts my friend,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

View BertFlores58's profile

BertFlores58

1646 posts in 1647 days


#5 posted 06-30-2014 10:56 PM

Hi Jamie,
I just came back from southern part of Philippines. You never stop making functional gifts. Everytime the T-square along with that drawing board is use, you will be remembered.
Good to be back and see all those meaningful projects.
Thanks for the idea.

-- Bert

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

12090 posts in 1830 days


#6 posted 07-01-2014 12:07 AM

Very nice,Jjamie. A right handy drawing board- take with you anywhere!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View rilanda's profile

rilanda

129 posts in 879 days


#7 posted 07-01-2014 06:43 AM

very nice Jamie, well c rafted and a nice idea, love the Tee square.

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

View Blackie_'s profile

Blackie_

3602 posts in 1237 days


#8 posted 07-01-2014 11:47 AM

What a great idea, very nice Jamie.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

View BritBoxmaker's profile

BritBoxmaker

4422 posts in 1761 days


#9 posted 07-01-2014 12:12 PM

Good board, Jamie and the sort of drawing aid that won’t fail you when the electric power does!

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

15983 posts in 1591 days


#10 posted 07-01-2014 01:48 PM

Jamie, this is a very nice project and very practical. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View DocSavage45's profile

DocSavage45

5246 posts in 1567 days


#11 posted 07-01-2014 03:41 PM

It’s an eye-catcher! A T square and Drafting board are what I remember from High School. And built out of some pretty stable wood!

Actually I still use “em! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View Schwieb's profile

Schwieb

1559 posts in 2186 days


#12 posted 07-01-2014 04:54 PM

This is very nice to see, especially in the day and age of everything going away from drafting. I’m am old school engineer. I took hours of hand drafting courses and still prefer it to this day.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

View mcoyfrog's profile

mcoyfrog

3371 posts in 2319 days


#13 posted 07-01-2014 06:51 PM

Sweet, I started off drafting with a t-sqaure and now I have to use the computer, what memories this brings back, I love it.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

View Sodabowski's profile

Sodabowski

2066 posts in 1558 days


#14 posted 07-01-2014 10:14 PM

Very nice Jamie, bet she’s gonna love it.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4157 posts in 1581 days


#15 posted 07-02-2014 12:12 PM

Mike that is a picture of the mahogany I was given with a new project
on top. A cabinet for Anne.

Mike it is, I’ll go measure :) 12” x 18” then 4” at the back and 3” at the front.

Thanks for all the nice comments it was a simple project that took under an
hour to make

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase