1/3 Scale School Desks

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Project by wdkits1 posted 11-20-2012 03:29 AM 1246 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone
Just finished these little reproduction school desks for a client for her granddaughters dolls
Made from Mahogany and using mortice and tenon construction. The business card shows the scale.

-- Mike --

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#1 posted 11-20-2012 03:47 AM

very nice work … your customer must be delighted.

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#2 posted 11-20-2012 03:59 AM

Great job Mike,very cool.

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#3 posted 11-20-2012 12:59 PM

Such exacting work on such a small scale – I’m impressed!

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#4 posted 11-20-2012 01:20 PM

A lotta detail in these small desks. Very nicely done

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 11-20-2012 01:23 PM

Very detailed and nice. I have one, simular, to do soon

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#6 posted 11-20-2012 01:56 PM

Very nice .

But this brings back memories of when I was a youngster in school and felt LEFT out when I had to use one made for a “righty”

If I was only a skilled woodworker back then I would of built one for me!

I’m a South Paw. :)

But that’s all dust under the table saw now! LOL!!

Maybe this will inspire you to make one for a leffty!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#7 posted 11-20-2012 04:28 PM

Great work, Love the wood choice! While in High School in advanced woodworking class we made old fashion desks for Greenfield Village just like this.It was a fun project.

Some little girl is going to be very happy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 11-20-2012 05:30 PM

seems it would be harder to do a job like this on such a small scale; nice job

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#9 posted 11-20-2012 05:43 PM

You’re always on the right track! You rock!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#10 posted 11-21-2012 06:47 AM

For a moment, on first sight, I taught it’s normal size.

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#11 posted 11-21-2012 07:00 PM

Same here. I thought it’s for the real kids …
Nice! Dolls go to school, too.

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#12 posted 11-26-2012 02:28 PM

Nice work!! I would like to build one to scale, I guess I will add it to my to do list.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#13 posted 12-02-2012 02:05 PM

Very cool! I have an old “leftie” version I picked up at an antique shop several years ago. This inspires me to restore that thing, as it has separated at many glue joints and shows its age. Well done!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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