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post #41 of 67 Old 08-24-2017, 10:19 AM
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Let's see the mustang lol




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I don't see too many raised panels where the taper is set on the inside. If I wanted that look, I think I would just cut a flat panel.
From what I understand that was pretty standard on desks from the late 1800s.

Gives you a flat panel without having to plane a whole bunch of material.
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That is such an awesome project! I'm sure your Grandson will treasure the desk and it will become a family heirloom. Thanks for sharing!
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The next step is the drawers. I will need to learn how to use this. It was given to me but with only one comb and no instructions. But a gift is a gift right? So not being to find the instructions for it I found some for one with an almost identical design.
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From what I understand that was pretty standard on desks from the late 1800s.

Gives you a flat panel without having to plane a whole bunch of material.
Yes, I can understand the need to plane less in the 1800's. They cut the tapers on a table saw. But now we have plywood.
If I need a flat panel, I will install plywood for ease of construction. In this case it would be Oak veneer plywood for the panels. But I prefer the solid raised panels with the raised panel side visible.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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You must really like this kid.
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After a long time trying to understand that jig I gave up and whipped out an old one I had made before. It ended up being 3/8 so I made a quickie 1/2 jig. the test cut was not bad so i put in the 2" drawer sides and fronts. the second was worse and the third was terrible. Back to the drawing board. I downloaded a couple of plans for different jigs and will build a proper one.
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Opted for a sled type jig. It has twin runners and a tweakable fence. seems to work.
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Four drawers cut, three glued and clamped.
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Turns out the blocking I had made in post #27 to clear the bifold doors didn't allow for the slides, just the drawers. It is exactly 1" too thick. I also noticed that my box wasn't square. So I made some tapered spacers and installed the drawers like that.
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Really looking good. Very well done.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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Doors are cut & dry fitted. the panels are 196 year old spruce from my grandfather's original homestead. See post #5.
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Here is a preview of the desktop. I know, I know, it's busy, but remember it is for a boy.
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Wetted it to raise the fibers before fine sanding.
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Mounting the desktop and the suspended slides for the keyboard.
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Two garbage cans full of sawdust later, we have a desk, albeit unfinished. Now the real elbow grease starts.
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Very nice job. Your grandson will surely be proud of his new desk.

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The first coat of oil gave it a nice warm tone. However, after three days it doesn't seem completely dry. i gave it a nice rubdown with brown paper and it is smoother, but doesn't "feel" dry. I ca.t upload the pictures. I keep getting an "upload failed". I'm doing exactly as before so I'm not fighting with it. Maybe later....

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The first coat of oil gave it a nice warm tone. However, after three days it doesn't seem completely dry. i gave it a nice rubdown with brown paper and it is smoother, but doesn't "feel" dry. I ca.t upload the pictures. I keep getting an "upload failed". I'm doing exactly as before so I'm not fighting with it. Maybe later....
Tried uploading again this morning. Didn't work. sorry. :frown2:

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Another test with a different photo......Didn't work again. I'll delete all my links & shortcuts and start fresh to see if that is the problem.

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