|Project by Kenns||posted 933 days ago||3687 views||13 times favorited||17 comments|
About a month ago I was thinking about a possible gift for our retiring Pastor. Our church is over 160 years old and the Pastor is a real history buff. I happened upon a set of plans for the Jefferson Lap Desk and decided it was the perfect gift. I had a small supply of really old Mahogony rescued from a local bar that was torn down where it was used for over 75 years as paneling, and chose one of the boards (3/4×12 x 96”long) for this project. I took some liberties in the drawer dimensions to accommodate modern paper sizes, and I added breadboard edges to help stabilize the desk tops, which are only 3/8” thick. I’m pleased with my first attempt to hand cut the drawers half blind dovetails. I used maple for the drawer components and the inlays for the contrast. With the drawer sides only 3/16” thick and the partitions at only 1/8” thick I gained a real appreciation for all you small box builders out there. I hope you enjoy my latest effort here. Now I have to finish my kitchen remodel or my wife might make me a part of her history.
-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....