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Project by Sawdust posted 04-05-2007 06:42 PM 1305 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I see these desks in antique stores all the time, most with turned legs. Here’s my tapered leg version in walnut.





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Karson

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#1 posted 04-05-2007 06:43 PM

Very nice desk Sawdust. Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Bill

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#2 posted 04-05-2007 06:51 PM

Good job SD. Looks like you could be producing those as replicas for the antique shops!

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 04-05-2007 08:13 PM

VERY nice and look at the warm colour where the light is reflecting. Oh yah…
I can hear it now: “Where’s Debbie?” “Where else—she’s sitting at the desk caressing the wood!”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 04-05-2007 08:46 PM

Nice classic-looking piece!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Chip

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#5 posted 04-05-2007 09:58 PM

Great piece Sawdust. I really like what you did with the legs. Really beautiful.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#6 posted 04-06-2007 12:03 AM

nice simple design.

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frank

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#7 posted 04-06-2007 03:25 AM

Hi Sawdust;
—-clean lines and a very nice table!

What is the finish you used on this piece?
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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oscorner

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#8 posted 04-06-2007 07:01 AM

Great looking desk. What did you use to taper your legs?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Sawdust

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#9 posted 04-06-2007 03:02 PM

oscorner-

I rough cut tapered legs on the band saw, then clean them up with a couple of passes on the jointer, with the blades set to take no more than a 1/32”. It is the easiest way I have found to do tapered legs.

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Sawdust

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#10 posted 04-06-2007 03:04 PM

Frank—

i used a Maloof oil mixture on the table. It is hand applied and takes several coats to get a good finish built up, but it is worth it. I especially like it on walnut and cherry pieces.

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