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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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#1 posted 04-05-2007 06:43 PM
Very nice desk Sawdust. Great job.
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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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#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!”
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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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#5 posted 04-05-2007 09:58 PM
Great piece Sawdust. I really like what you did with the legs. Really beautiful.
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#6 posted 04-06-2007 12:03 AM
nice simple design.
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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
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#8 posted 04-06-2007 07:01 AM
Great looking desk. What did you use to taper your legs?
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#9 posted 04-06-2007 03:02 PM
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.
#10 posted 04-06-2007 03:04 PM
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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