1 Desk, 2 Drawers, 1488 Fingers

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Project by Elyasaf Shweka posted 06-01-2016 09:28 PM 1406 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend asked me to design and build a desk for his office. He wanted an ‘eye-catcher’ that will add some character and warmth to the room.
I made a video, showing most of the process:<div> <div>Get your own valid XHTML YouTube embed code</div></div>
Measures: 100 X 60 X 60 CM (40” X 24” X 24”)
Wood types: Walnut, Maple, Cherry, Mahogany, Oak, Beech
Glue – Tightbond III
Finish – 3 coats of Rustins Danish Oil
Sanding up to 240 grit.

I’m using here two box joint jigs: The smaller one was built with matthias wandel plans, can be found here:
The second one is based on the same princples, but i doubled the width up to 60cm (24”).

Machines & Jigs:
Table Saw – Hammer K3 (Felder Group, Austria)
Table saw Blades by Freud, mostly thin kerf (2.3 mm)
Planer / Thicknesser – Metabo HC-260
Tilting router lift with fence – Shop made (plans by Matthias Wandel,
Screw advanced Box-joint Jig – Shop made (plans by Matthias Wandel,

some images from the process:

-- Only by the 4th time I realized how it was suppose to be done in the first place.

8 comments so far

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#1 posted 06-01-2016 11:52 PM

A definite eye catcher. Wow! Super nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 06-02-2016 12:13 AM

Beautiful design and execution Elyasaf. I really like the shape and openness of the design.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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Eli Adamit

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#3 posted 06-02-2016 04:48 AM

Very nice. The joints are amazing.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#4 posted 06-02-2016 02:03 PM

Looks great! Don’t know if I’d have the patience to glue up all of those joints!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#5 posted 06-02-2016 02:22 PM

Beautiful and unusual design. Those spline/finger joints are awesome- not to mention nice wood combination.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 06-02-2016 03:12 PM

very nice

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#7 posted 06-02-2016 07:53 PM

I don’t think I’m fast enough to spread the glue on all those fingers before drying!
Nice work, it should definitely serve as a conversation piece.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#8 posted 06-07-2016 03:37 PM

Very Very nice! Great execution, but more importantly, very unique and cool design.

Well done,

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