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Project by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 05-08-2013 12:56 AM 2582 views 0 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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.

NARRATIVE

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





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#1 posted 05-08-2013 01:07 AM

a match made in heaven.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#2 posted 05-08-2013 01:15 AM

Really turned out great. Which leg got the treatment?

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#3 posted 05-08-2013 01:36 AM

Which leg got the treatment?

The broken one!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#4 posted 05-08-2013 01:49 AM

Beautiful

-- Stay cool.

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#5 posted 05-08-2013 01:51 AM

Back, left is the bum foot.

(Of course it’s not in the project pic. lol)

Thanks, all!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#6 posted 05-08-2013 02:31 AM

Appreciate the comment, Iceman! :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#7 posted 05-08-2013 02:40 AM

Smitty, I think you have a second career in furniture repair. Great work!

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

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#8 posted 05-08-2013 03:16 AM

That turned out Great!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#9 posted 05-08-2013 03:39 AM

Smitty, that is a really cool thing you’ve done there.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#10 posted 05-08-2013 03:48 AM

Seen those?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#11 posted 05-08-2013 03:57 AM

Ha, I thought those were some new pics but I went back through the blog and noted that I was mistaken. Thus the edit. Pay no attention to me.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#12 posted 05-08-2013 04:04 AM

:-)

Total disclosure, buddy!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#13 posted 05-08-2013 08:59 AM

Smitty it is an awesome chop job I think it could fool many
into thinking it was made that way.
You have kept all it’s age intact. Beautiful.
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#14 posted 05-08-2013 12:31 PM

at a boy !

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#15 posted 05-08-2013 01:13 PM

beautiful refurb.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (peter.marcucci@rogers.com)

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