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    Desk project progress

    So after a lot of help in the general woodworking section on lumber selection, I decided to go with poplar and baltic birch plywood for my desk project. I've been working pretty steadily and making good progress, most of the intricate work on my base is finished. Tomorrow I have to finish the panels and then glue up all four bases (two for a corner desk and two for a matching straight desk). I'm excited to get that done with, because then I get to make the desk top and it'll finally start looking like something.

    This is the biggest furniture project I've done yet, so I'm excited to see it take shape. It was intimidating to get started, but it's like the saying goes: "How do you eat an elephant? . . . .. . One bite at a time."
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    Looks like you are making good progress on "eating that elephant".

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    Those darn planers do have a habit of making a bunch of 'stuff' dont they!
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    That's another saying that says "You will never learn any younger." Full speed ahead.

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    That panel in the last pic looks real nice, Eric. Keep going...we'll be watching from the sidelines.
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    Nice job Eric. Keep the pictures coming
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    Thanks guys, I'll post more as it begins to take shape. I'm getting addicted here, I think this is going to be a long and rewarding hobby for me.

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    I've just completed the base desks and moved them into the room, what an upgrade from the shaky little table I was using before. I still have to build the shelf/cabinet that will sit on top of the side table, but at least I can use this as a desk in the meantime.
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    nice work eric but i think you forgot toshows us a few steps yu went from some planer dust to the end panel to finished today ..hey we paid for the whole show
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    Like Larry says me thinks something is missing here

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