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Project by Jeff posted 04-28-2009 04:12 AM 5947 views 22 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this desk a year ago in a Continuing Education course at a local art college, the Minnesota College of Art and Design (MCAD). I just recently completed it by fixing the facing edges on the top and then applying a dye-tinted shellac finish.

It was exhibited this past weekend at the 26th Annual Minnesota Woodworkers Guild exhibition known as Northern Woods. For more information on our Guild and some of the past works exhibited, visit www.mnwwg.org

I started a blog on the design and build process that I will now finally try to complete after a long hiatus.

Materials:
Mahogany, Basswood, MDF
Aniline Dye
Shellac

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN





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gizmodyne

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#1 posted 04-28-2009 04:43 AM

This came out great. I want to see how you made it.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Jeff

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#2 posted 04-28-2009 04:53 AM

Hey, John! Thanks for the compliment. I’m going to pick up where I left off on the blog so that should give you most of the details. I hope I can remember all the challenges…

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 04-28-2009 05:40 AM

Great looking design, & beautiful craftsmanship.

I was fooled with the first picture, because it looked like the size of a coffee table.

Nothing to compare it to.

We’ve missed you lately, you must be pretty busy.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Douglas Bordner

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#4 posted 04-28-2009 05:52 AM

Looking good Jeff. Good to see you again.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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rosewood

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#5 posted 04-28-2009 05:54 AM

That’s something i like most.
simple design but looks differance than others, really eye catcher,

thanks for sharing. and show us more pls.

Rosewood

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 04-28-2009 06:22 AM

Unique design it looks outstanding.

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Jeff

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#7 posted 04-28-2009 06:42 AM

wonderful floating effect, great job

-- Jeff, British Columbia Canada

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ellen35

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#8 posted 04-28-2009 12:29 PM

truly unique and very innovative
Love the design!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 04-28-2009 12:32 PM

Nice table, Jeff.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Woodhacker

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#10 posted 04-28-2009 04:20 PM

I like the design. It sure makes you take a second look. The catilever tricks one’s eye into thinking the top is slanted. Very cool Jeff.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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Karson

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#11 posted 04-28-2009 07:24 PM

Very nice Jeff. A great design.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Randy

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#12 posted 04-28-2009 08:03 PM

Looks very nice.

-- If you have gone through a whole day without learning something new, you wasted it.

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flcopper169

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#13 posted 04-28-2009 11:42 PM

Great design….

Thanks for shariing…

Rob

-- Happy and safe woodworking, Flcopper169@aol.com

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SCOTSMAN

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#14 posted 04-28-2009 11:47 PM

I notice two different designs or is the black base not part of the first one?In anycase beautiful work I like it a lot.well done Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#15 posted 04-29-2009 02:54 AM

Nice design, definitely different and out of the box :-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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