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Project by rwyoung posted 01-11-2009 05:10 AM 1757 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Based on what I learned from my prototype box I made a double-decker version. This time walnut front and back with cherry sides. Bottom is 1/4” birch ply. The “columns” are 7/32 brass tube.

So far it is resting with its first coat of BLO. At least one more coat then a couple coats of wax. I’m not going to put poly on this one. I can remember seeing something like this on the desks in my dad’s and grandfather’s office when I was little. I can remember how they had a patina on them. You can’t get that if it has a layer of poly. The BLO and wax should get me the look I want in short order.

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.





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Bigbuck

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#1 posted 01-11-2009 05:22 AM

Very nice

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#2 posted 01-11-2009 05:28 AM

These are great… I really like the contrasting wood and the wide finger joints.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#3 posted 01-11-2009 05:32 AM

Lookin Good nice Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 01-11-2009 07:03 AM

Nothing like in-out trays to bring out the bureaucrat in all of us. I tell you my gov’t issued trays don’t hold a candle to these. Good work and thanks for posting.

-- Gary

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isetegija

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#5 posted 01-11-2009 10:14 AM

Not bad ,clean and simple.A nice job.
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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#6 posted 01-11-2009 03:26 PM

A couple of fine trays to be sure. Nice work.

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#7 posted 01-11-2009 03:47 PM

I like it, very nice.
hoe did you cut your finger joints. I love finger joints.

-- Brad,--"The way to eat an eliphant is one bite at a time"

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 01-11-2009 04:29 PM

You are really going to make me replace those ugly black metal trays on my desk, aren’t you? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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rwyoung

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#9 posted 01-11-2009 06:12 PM

Brad -

I used my PC 4212 dovetail jig for the finger joints. One of the many tools I got to play with in this exercise.

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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Gary Fixler

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#10 posted 03-27-2009 01:00 AM

This is really pretty, and nice craftsmanship. Can I ask what you used for cutting out the curved hand-reliefs in the front?

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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rwyoung

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#11 posted 03-27-2009 03:18 PM

I made a template and used a pattern bit at the router table.

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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#12 posted 03-27-2009 07:30 PM

Thanks for the info!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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