|Project by Smitty_Cabinetshop||posted 05-08-2013 12:56 AM||2106 views||0 times favorited||33 comments|
Timeframe: April / May 2013
Wood Used: Reclaimed Vintage Walnut Table, Scrap Poplar
Galoot Index: Pretty strong because I carved a foot. :-) I’d guess 8 on a 10 point scale. Heavy rasp and file use, hand-cut tenons, mortices cleared by hand. Top of desk smoothed with #164, #4 1/2 and #2 hand planes. RAS cut top to size.
Cost: $0. Even the stain was on-hand
Why the asterisk? Because the topper existed as did the table. I resized and rehabbed the table into a desk-sized object suitable for the finish-enhanced Lincoln Desk topper.
Came by a Lincoln Desk topper that needed a desktop to match. I had a scrap walnut table that needed a new foot (see pic above) and was destined to be donor material for other projects, but I resized it and got it back to a usable state as a desk for this project.
Plenty of details in the six-part blog series if you’d like to take a look. Thanks!
-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive