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Project by Cory posted 324 days ago 1134 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About 5 years ago I made a desk organizer for a Sawdust Chronicles contest. It was made from big box store pine and stained dark walnut. Frankly, it was a pretty poor effort. Looking at it was a daily reminder of how far I’ve come as a woodworker. So, I set out to rebuild it out of actual walnut. This one has hand cut dovetails throughout and the fit and finish is lightyears better than the one it replaced. I also made a letter tray from walnut and lacewood to replace a plastic one. The design is from Woodsmith.

As always, thanks for looking.

Cory

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 324 days ago

looks real nice and inviting to be touched/used – always a good indicator.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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BTimmons

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#2 posted 324 days ago

Beautiful work.

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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mariva57

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#3 posted 324 days ago

Very nice, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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albachippie

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#4 posted 324 days ago

Nice work Cory. I like them both a lot, but particularly like the letter tray. Nice, simple and elegant.

Great job,

Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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HorizontalMike

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#5 posted 324 days ago

Well done! Makes you want to pick it up and rub it!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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aussiedave

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#6 posted 323 days ago

Very nice Cory, great looking pieces.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Woodtodust

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#7 posted 323 days ago

Beautifully done Corey. I have been woodworking for a year and find that each piece I build gets just a bit better. It’s inspirational to find what 5 years may bring. I know there are some things that I will want to do again as my skills improve.

-- Bill...Richmond Hill, GA--"83% of all statistics are made up."

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 323 days ago

Nice work, Cory. It looks great to me.

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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Roger

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#9 posted 322 days ago

Those will class up anyone’s desk. Nice builds, and gr8 wood combos

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 321 days ago

They look great and well crafted especially the joinery. They will complete anyone’s desk with those essential builds.

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