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    Walnut Writing Desk

    iv'e been planning to make a writing desk from this piece of walnut for a few years- started it yesterday-

    the board is 75"long 13"wide at the middle and 2plus"thick-i squared it up a few years back -so it's ready to resaw now-



    to made the side joint i hold them in place with clamps and take couple of good passes on the jointer then i take a couple of light passes


    the final jointing i do by hand-the trick to planning both boards at the same time is that the iron be set square so the cut is the same across the blade i take a couple of light passes

    then with a light behind the boards i mark the high spots

    i clamp the boards back together and work the high spots with shorter planes-i have to do this two are three times


    part one-

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    part two-
    i cut the ends square-

    i like the way the bookmatch looks - when i put the finish on the high lights will really show up-the whorls in the grain-


    i plane out the bandsaw marks -easer to do now while the pieces are apart-after it's glued up it will be little harder to manage-of course i could do this with machines but i'm not in that big of a hurry-


    more to come---alex

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    Thanks for posting the process. I can't wait for the updates.

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    I'm not into hand tools but the planes you show are beautiful pieces. The wood you are working is nice looking stock. This will be a good thread to follow
    Aloha,

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    OK Edward, I get excited when I see that a new project in the works by you Just know its going to be something special Look forward to the progress

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royall Clark View Post
    I'm not into hand tools but the planes you show are beautiful pieces. The wood you are working is nice looking stock. This will be a good thread to follow
    I know what you mean Royall, I showed this thread to the LOML and had to explane that the plane was a tool he made, not the project

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    Man nice stuff would love to get in your scrap pile
    Jay

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    Looking good Alex. That walnut is gonna look nice.
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    Hi Alex,

    Nice looking walnut. What type of lower structure are you planning?
    Lee Laird
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    Aaaaah......another Beauty is going to be Born. I can hardly wait to watch this develop.

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