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Project by love2cad posted 437 days ago 840 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a project I did for one of my wife’s coworkers. It will hold her keyboard and mouse when she stands at her desk. It is Cherry with a Tung Oil finish… 3 coats on the sides and bottom and 5 on top. The design came for an item she saw on Amazon.

To make the sides the same I created a 1/4” MDF template I used on the router table. The top I cut on the band saw before drum and hand sanding.

-- Bobby





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watermark

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#1 posted 436 days ago

Nice work. Design is cool and much more fun to make it your self then just paying for it.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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Kaleb the Swede

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#2 posted 436 days ago

You know these are becoming more and more popular in offices and what not. I was thinking this would be a great in for woodworkers everywhere. Great Job. Love that sapwood on the bottom there

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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workerinwood

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#3 posted 436 days ago

Very nice, well done!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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love2cad

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#4 posted 436 days ago

Thanks for the comments. This happens to be one of those projects that was more expensive to make than to buy. At least mine is real wood and the height was customize for her.

-- Bobby

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oldnovice

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#5 posted 436 days ago

Good looking piece! It has a very SOLID look.
At first I thought it looked a little small but then I read it was to hold the KB & mouse.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 436 days ago

Nice job and will fill a practical need. 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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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 430 days ago

Useful and practical project. Like the design, the joinery and the finish too. Well done!

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