well the general construction of the desk is done so i figured id share some pictures. a lot of pictures today.
first i want to address the drawer frames though. in my case the drawer frames are pretty simple. they are just a frame and panel construction out of pine with pegged tongue and groove. the groove is pegged with a little cut nail in this case but something that works really well are brad nails as well as a tooth pick. they just work really nice. then it is shaped to fit the front and glued to the front. later they will then be screwed to the back. this allows me to make sure they are flush with the drawer opening but also have room to adjust to fit the drawer in the back. simple but it makes fitting your drawers very easy.
next is the top. i took it out of the clamps and then hand planes the joint flush. the joint is perfectly tight and the wood for the top is absolutely breathtaking!!!!! you cant see it on camera but it is simply amazing. and this is where having sharp tools comes in handy. you can never really appreciate and handplane until the blade is sharp. just how it is.
now i cut the top to final width and profiled the front. it was simple just cutting it on the bandsaw and finishing it with the disc sander. but now that i think of it if i do another one i will attach the front and use a flush trim bit with a large bearing so it will follow the curve much better and be much easier. but for my first time it came out good enough. (fyi… the picture below is still rough… the picture after that is smoothed)
alright so here is a full picture of the desk!!! the drawers are only fit so far and are not made yet. tomorrow i will do a full blog on hand cutting the dovetails in the curved material. difficult but do able. then i will do a blog on the finishing and it will be all done!!!
and the desk is already getting some use for designing my next project!!!