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Cherry lap desk, Kinda Jefferson

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Project by bigiron posted 03-17-2018 01:02 AM 786 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Jefferson inspired cherry lap desk. finished with a french polish blonde shellac. the beading was done with scratch stock I made from a old dovetail saw blade. A hand tool project.





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Joe

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#1 posted 03-17-2018 01:26 AM

Nicely made writing desk, a real family heirloom, beautiful finish too. Your photographs showed your craftsmen ship very well. Great Job!

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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Kelster58

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#2 posted 03-17-2018 02:03 AM

That is beautiful….GREAT Job!!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#3 posted 03-17-2018 04:38 AM

Nice work. looks like a museum piece.

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Boxguy

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#4 posted 03-17-2018 09:11 AM

Big Iron, nice job on the finish and choice of woods. Cherry seems just right for a piece of this quality. The fit-up on your joinery looks like careful craftsmanship was involved in every step. I like the way the “legs” fold into the top. I might think about having the bottom of the legs fit into a notch so they would be less likely to fold up unexpectedly while propped up on such a smooth finish. Your delicately made bead work adds real elegance to this project. This is a beautiful, museum-quality piece that you should be very proud of. Just for the sake of sharing, this was my take on a writing desk. I use it every morning.

-- Big Al in IN

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bigiron

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#5 posted 03-17-2018 09:34 AM


Big Iron, nice job on the finish and choice of woods. Cherry seems just right for a piece of this quality. The fit-up on your joinery looks like careful craftsmanship was involved in every step. I like the way the “legs” fold into the top. I might think about having the bottom of the legs fit into a notch so they would be less likely to fold up unexpectedly while propped up on such a smooth finish. Your delicately made bead work adds real elegance to this project. This is a beautiful, museum-quality piece that you should be very proud of. Just for the sake of sharing, this was my take on a writing desk. I use it every morning.

- Boxguy

The photos don’t show the notches in the top. The tips of the legs are a chisel like tip. The tips fit in to a small V groove. I put only 1 groove not the traditional multiple grooves. I hate a desk that collapses.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 03-17-2018 09:14 PM

This is a wonderful piece and done so nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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