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casual1carpenter

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#1 posted 10-29-2012 08:51 PM

Luminareo, as a piano player I wonder if you considered that the optimal piano keyboard height is likely the optimal computer keyboard height also. With that thought in mind, you might want the ‘keyboard drawer’ deep enough to allow the active keyboard to be shifted back to front. You would likely want a way to lock the ‘keyboard drawer’ at a usable partial extension, I would think you want it to remain in one place when your banging on your keys.
I realize you are new here. There is a currently active and rather interesting thread where doweling comes up and some good wood workers express their difficulty of execution. Myself, I use a rather expensive dowel jig which gives me good results but is likely cost prohibitive in your case.
I have owned a biscuit joiner for years and consider it a boat anchor. I never got the results I wanted with biscuits, but that’s just my experience.
You might want to do a bit of research on the kreg jig system, or the Kreg JigĀ® Mini. I have a kreg jig system and do use it where I must because of design issues. requires drill.
What you have in mind is a doable project but will require a tooling expense if you cannot gain the use of tools elsewhere.


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