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Project by fawig posted 1663 days ago 1709 views 15 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to make these when my sister found the one I had made in 9th grade woodshop class. No power tools allowed on the original (hand saw, hand plane, and lots of hand sanding) but I followed the Norm Abram philosophy on the new ones: all power tools (planer, table saw, biscuit joiner, orbital sander).

Materials are maple and purple heart with a natural Danish Oil finish.

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 1663 days ago

Looks very nice : ) It appears that all of the angles are 90 degrees. Is that true , or is it just my old eyes ? Thanks for posting this : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 1663 days ago

I really like this. Well done and I like the wood selection. Phil4:13-Amen, brother.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 1663 days ago

Nice I need a few for my desks…. good reading list.. Valley of Vision one of my favorites!

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#4 posted 1663 days ago

very simple, yet very useful…. what did you use for the corner joint to give it enough strength? Biscuits would be my guess… they look great…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#5 posted 1662 days ago

WWWW , he already stated that he used a biscuit joiner in his post….”(planer, table saw, biscuit joiner, orbital sander).”

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 1662 days ago

Thats an interesting idea. I like it! Well done

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#7 posted 1662 days ago

I made mine in the 7th grade that would of been 1970 and I still have it, my first shop project….Blkcherry

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#8 posted 1662 days ago

Same with me – same year too. Used dadoes, though. Also still have it.

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#9 posted 1662 days ago

A whole new tilt to book shelves. Cool design well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 1662 days ago

Nice work A! Interesting comments!

-- Cuz

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#11 posted 1662 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments. Interesting to note that many of us built these in Junior High or High School!

I used biscuits to strengthen the corner joint (did they even exist in the 60’s?), although box joints or similar would be cool, too. To attach the foot I used a short mortise and tenon. All of the angles are 90 degrees.

I must admit that I added the purple heart to compensate for a measuring error in the length of the back piece (uh, measure twice, cut once). I’m glad I did – it adds some interesting color to the project!

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13

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