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Project by Derek Cohen posted 04-30-2013 04:27 PM 1154 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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

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#1 posted 04-30-2013 04:47 PM

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

176 posts in 2620 days


#2 posted 04-30-2013 04:53 PM

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

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#3 posted 04-30-2013 05:56 PM

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

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#4 posted 04-30-2013 06:34 PM

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

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#5 posted 04-30-2013 11:15 PM

Beautiful!!!

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

-- Take care.....Ed

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Quaternion

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#6 posted 05-01-2013 05:06 PM

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 05-01-2013 05:39 PM

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

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#8 posted 05-01-2013 08:45 PM

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

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#9 posted 05-02-2013 01:12 AM

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

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#10 posted 05-02-2013 09:30 AM

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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