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    Red face Roll top computer desk W.I.P.

    I want a new desk! My metal desk is so cold to use, I need an electric heater under it to warm it up. I started making one based on the 1989 plan in FWW.
    I have a stash of 1x4 oak I got cheap, and I got it sized to 3/4" thick and an inch longer than finished lengths. Today I set up the shaper with the cope and stick cutter set and made some progress. Panel sizes have been checked and adjusted, tomorrows task.
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    Darren

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    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    One of my daughter has asked for something similar. Looking forward to watching your build.
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    Bryan you got my attention with the word rolltop. Following along enthusiastically.

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    Looks like you got a good start, Bryan!
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    C'mon guys, you're wasting time with those little bags. Here ya go...



    Looking forward to watching the build, Bryan.
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    the 5 panel section is hard ( PITA) to glue up all at once . For my second one, I am doing it in a couple of stages instead of all at once. Hope it works!

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    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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