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Rolltop Desk - The Build #2: Phase 1 - The Base parts

03-03-2015 01:01 AM by Randy Sharp | 0 comments »

Visit my website at or on Facebook! It took 10 hours to resaw the 1 1/4″ thick slabs into three thinner panels and then plane them to the finished 1/4″ thickness. In total, I cut 21 panels that will become inserts for the side and back assemblies. The quarter-sawn panels have some beautiful medullary ray patterns! Panels for the side assembliesI also planed the stiles and rails down to 3/4″ thick, then the cut them to width and length. The next step was to cut a groove (mortise) in the parts to accept the center panel. The “wobble” dado blade made quick work of this step. Finally, I cut the tenons on the ends of the rails to fit into the grooves. ...

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