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Graduation Presents: His; Jeffersonian Lapdesk

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Project by balidoug posted 06-05-2017 12:13 AM 648 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After the lapdesk designed by Thomas Jefferson. A place to record new recipes as he heads off to Culinary school, or perhaps to compose his own declaration of independence.

I built him a similar desk several years ago when we were still living in Indonesia to mark his going away to school. Alas the move from 75% average humidity to 30% average humidity combined with my own inexperience played havoc on the build. The replacement includes breadboards to reduce movement. It also includes a number of “firsts” for me, with which I am not altogether displeased.

Made of mahogany, with teak and merbau trim. Finished with beeswax/BLO.

Made by hand

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant





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papadan

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#1 posted 06-05-2017 01:03 AM

Looks good, but I prefer the other one.

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#2 posted 06-05-2017 02:35 AM

I like them both.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 06-05-2017 08:14 AM

Nicely made. Both gifts will be appreciated.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Ron Aylor

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#4 posted 06-05-2017 10:33 AM

Awesome … love the detail. Of the two gifts, I like this one the best. Good job!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#5 posted 06-05-2017 05:19 PM

Great inlay! Don’t think the picture does it justice. Another Top 3

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 06-05-2017 05:52 PM

Wow! This piece is so beautiful and nicely done. It displays a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 06-26-2017 06:23 PM

Wonderful work.
Love the double top.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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