|Project by chertzog||posted 02-22-2016 12:41 AM||555 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
Here is a Thomas Jefferson inspired lap desk. The entire thing is made from walnut.
The overall dimensions are 18” long, 12.5” wide, and ~4” tall. The breadboard top is approximately 5/8” thick. the drawer box is 3/8” thick. The top and bottom panels of the drawer box are book matched pieces. The drawer is full length with the front panel using half blind dovetails and the rear using full dovetails.
I finished the project with 3 coats of shellac with light sanding in between.
For this project i used mostly hand tools except for the table saw for ripping some pieces. I have to say, I am beginning to really like the hand plane and chisel work. I feel like it brings you closer to the material and builds a stronger connection with the project.