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Here is a recently completed piece, a contemporary version of a classic Campaign Lapdesk.

There is a question within with which you can help help …

Article with many, many images …. and where the secret hiding spots are …. !

http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/Lapdesk.html

Regards from Perth

Derek

-- Buildiing furniture, and reviewing and building tools at http://www.inthewoodshop.com





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parkerdude

165 posts in 2056 days


#1 posted 457 days ago

Hi Derek,

As always, very nice. I have a question.

Is there any particular reason that the back of the “small drawer” looks like maybe some kind of sliding dovetail, is facing backwards. Would there be any difference if that piece were reversed?

Thanks again for posting, many of us watch your work closely!

later,

-- dust control

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Derek Cohen

174 posts in 2573 days


#2 posted 457 days ago

The reason for the design of the dado or sliding dovetail was to maximise the amount of wood at the outside of the join. I was concerned that squaring it off would weaken the end.

Regards from Perth

Derek

-- Buildiing furniture, and reviewing and building tools at http://www.inthewoodshop.com

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DouginVa

486 posts in 877 days


#3 posted 457 days ago

Outside looks very nice. It’d be nice to see the inside with the lid propped open.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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ksSlim

956 posts in 1494 days


#4 posted 457 days ago

You’ve done well! I should of thought of the inner cover for more hidden storage.

The rest is extremely well done sir. Wish I had economical access to some of the “Southern woods”

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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LookingGlass

76 posts in 712 days


#5 posted 456 days ago

Beautiful!!!

Does anyone know where to get plans for one of these?

-- Take care.....Ed

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Quaternion

29 posts in 1295 days


#6 posted 456 days ago

Very nice Derek.

I think you should include the fourth section. It doesn’t feel like too much to me.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 456 days ago

This is a really nice piece, Derek. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Mauricio

6753 posts in 1756 days


#8 posted 455 days ago

Top notch work Derek!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Boxguy

1410 posts in 872 days


#9 posted 455 days ago

Dereck, this is a lovely build and it has an absolutely classic look. Great hidden compartments and efficient use of space. I wish you had included more pictures in your presentation, though I went through your appended material. Just for comparison, I chose to simplify the concept in another way. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Derek Cohen

174 posts in 2573 days


#10 posted 455 days ago

Hi Big Al

There will be more pictures to come. It is not yet complete. I have an idea for the centre section that (I think) is very clever – now I have go find a way to do it! :)

Nice lapdesk, by the way.

Regards from Perth

Derek

-- Buildiing furniture, and reviewing and building tools at http://www.inthewoodshop.com

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