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Project by SirBrian posted 06-05-2010 06:26 PM 1104 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a simple writing desk that I made last month. This was made completely by hand-no power tools. I just wanted to do it the old way and cut the cord! The wood came from “Full Cycle Wood Works” in Sneedville, Tenn. It was not the best cherry I have ever worked with but I got it at a decent price.
I love to use hand tools, but I do not like planing rough saw mill lumber by hand. I guess I have been spoiled by the “electric” planer. It was a fun project anyway.

Brian

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes! - Walter Blodgett





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-05-2010 06:35 PM

A good looking desk Brian.it looks like it gets a lot of good use.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 06-05-2010 07:12 PM

Very nice and I’m impressed that you just used hand tools. It shows the old ways are not forgotten.

Thanks for sharing.You’ll appreciate that one even more for all you hand work!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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YoungestSon

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#3 posted 06-05-2010 07:21 PM

I also am working with some rough sawn wood and planing it by hand. This is a slow process for me. I hope the table I am working on will look as good as the desk you built. Good job.

-- Don - Rochester, NY

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Dave T

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#4 posted 06-05-2010 08:03 PM

Looks great. I like the idea of cutting the cord, but I’m not even close to having the hand tool skills required or the tools either. I’m still figuring out my block plane :). Question is would you do another project entirely by hand?

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SirBrian

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#5 posted 06-05-2010 09:42 PM

Thank you all for the comments! Would I do it again? Sure! Maybe something smaller. But, yeah, sure!

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes! - Walter Blodgett

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 06-06-2010 01:06 AM

Nice writing desk.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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ND2ELK

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#7 posted 06-06-2010 01:48 AM

Nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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michelletwo

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#8 posted 06-06-2010 01:20 PM

I enjoy working only with handtools..no noise, no dust & dust collector running…one can be very intimate with one’s wood. The leg, frame orientation is one I’ve never seen..interesting..

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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GaryD

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#9 posted 06-07-2010 03:46 AM

Great Job thanks for the post!!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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