|Project by Bigbuck||posted 07-03-2008 07:39 PM||2723 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
I was just going through some pictures and came across some of my first project. After moving into our new house a year ago this month I began looking for something to do in the garage. I wanted to start welding again but it didn’t seem like it would be very safe so I decided I would try woodworking.
The LOML desperatly wanted a new computer desk so I said I can build that and off I went. I had done some rough construction around the farm when I was kid but even then most of it was weldeded out of pipe, so I had a lot to learn. Since I had never used glue to hold anything together before I decided this time I would use nothing but glue and dowels. I didn’t quite meet my goal, as I learned you can’t glue something very well after it has been staine so all of the plywood panels in the back of the case had to be screwed into place.
Since all I had was a circular saw, cheap miter box handsaw combo, belt sander, palm sander and a router, the dimensions were all dictated by the size of lumber available at the BORG’s. I borowed a table saw to cut the trim from larger stock and used the router to shape it. The top was made with a sheet of plywood with 1/2 thick strips of pine glued to the top. The top and hutch are held in place with dowls so it can be taken off for movig.
There are definately a lot, I mean a lot of problems with this peace, but I also learned a lot in the process. Given the level of experiance I had going into this and the tools I had available I am pleased with it. But the best part of the project was all of the things I learned and a new love for woodworking. I just wish I would have started sooner, cause I still got a lot to learn.
Thanks for looking
-- Glenn, New Mexico