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Walnut slab for legs

UsI recently purchased some black walnut for the desk legs. It needs to be trimmed and squared before shaping to size. Now marking length and creating a knife wall on all four sides to establish a saw line to ensure … Continue reading

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I’m still here…

I apologize for not being on here keeping up with the blog. Truth be told,  I have been working a lot and brainstorming ideas for the legs of the desk. I have been particularly finicky about the outcome of the … Continue reading

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Leg 4 wrap up

Planeddowns to the line.Side view of the leg after using brace and saw. It’s been a while since I last posted due to car trouble, early morning hours, and of course the thanksgiving holiday.  I finished the 4th leg yesterday.  … Continue reading

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Leg No. 4, 2nd face

I finished planing the second face flat and squared to the referenced edge and used my marking gauge to mark the thickness of the leg using the reference face as a guide for the gauge body.  After planing to the marked … Continue reading

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Second surface planed flat & squared

  The second surface has been planed flat and squared to the reference face.  The reference face and the reference edge has been established, marked with a cursive f for reference.  Now that there are two surfaces done, we will … Continue reading

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One face planed flat and smooth

I have been busy with work, but I have not been idle in getting the last leg worked on.  I have not had much time, however, I managed to flatten and smooth one face from a rough state to a … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows

Here’s a photo shot from last night to show the high and low spots on the face side that I am planting flat.  It is not flat yet, but I wanted to show you that the milling process from a … Continue reading

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Starting the flattening & squaring

I just started to look a the board face and placed two aluminum angle bars at each end of the board to use as winding sticks.  The winding sticks will help exaggerate the warp or twist in a board. The … Continue reading

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Stain and shellac sample board

I have been working some pretty early mornings since Sunday, so with the clocks being turned back on Sunday and being up at 3 am, you can probably imagine the body trying to adjust. Not my cup of tea.  I … Continue reading

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The Last Leg

As I mentioned in the last post, I will show and walk you through the process from rough to shaped leg.  I know there are other methods and tricks, but I am a novice woodworking hobbyist and I am learning by … Continue reading

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