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I built this desk for a lady who works for a cerebral palsy support center here in Rochester NY. I volunteer at their adaptive workshop once a week where we design and build various wooden assistive devices to help their clients adapt to their disabilities. This particular desk had to have a single lock to secure the upper drawer as well as the lower file drawer. I solved the problem by placing a 90 degree cabinet lock in the rail between the 2 drawers. Fabbed a swing lever that entered a slot in each drawer when the key rotated. Nice, simple solution. The customer seemed very pleased with the final product. I of course felt very good as somebody who could be on the giving end of this project.
John Z

-- 70 is the new 50!





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ChrisJ

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#1 posted 1181 days ago

Looks great…I’m working on desk, too, what did you finish yours with?

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johnzo

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#2 posted 1181 days ago

Chris,
First of all, I’m the world’s worst finisher! I used black spray on lacquer for the oak frame and legs. For the drawer fronts and the top (cabinet grade plywood) I used Zinsser spray on shellac to prevent stain bloching then a light Minwax walnut stain followed by spray on polyurethane. Good luck with your project!
John Z

-- 70 is the new 50!

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huntter2022

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#3 posted 1180 days ago

John , you did a really good job on the desk . I’m sure she will cherish it . Thank you for volunteer to help a good cause help disable people out .
From the other side of Rochester
David

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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johnzo

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#4 posted 1180 days ago

Huntter,
Read your profile. Thank you so much for your service to our country! Thanks also for adding me to your buddy list. I’m still going to have to learn how to do that.
Take care.
John Z

-- 70 is the new 50!

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ChrisJ

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#5 posted 1179 days ago

Thanks for the info…we’ll see how mine turns out!

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#6 posted 1177 days ago

Hello John,
I’m here in Pittsford enjoying your posts! Nice work. Look forward to sharing ideas with you some day. Max

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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johnzo

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#7 posted 1177 days ago

Max,
You’re the 3rd Rochester area guy to contact me. We should all get together sometime and compare notes.
I envy you’re being so close to Pittsford Lumber!
John Z

-- 70 is the new 50!

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huntter2022

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#8 posted 1177 days ago

Pittsford Lumber , I have heard of this place that they have some good wood and prices , when I was at the Wood show in Saratoga Springs .
David

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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johnzo

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#9 posted 1177 days ago

David,
I don’t know about good prices, but they definetly have a good selection of hardwoods.
John Z

-- 70 is the new 50!

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