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Back with another update!

Mock fitting of the three pieces. I haven't cut the halves to size yet, so they're a bit uneven at the moment.
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Now here's my dilemma, the top groove that the desk sits in, not sure how I should go about cutting that accurately. I've been using a router and jig combination for the leg pieces, but this one is so small/short I'm not sure how I should go about cutting it.

I'm considering cutting it and half, finishing it out with a band-saw then reattaching the two pieces with a dowel screw.

Any ideas are welcome though!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tomclancey;13823743 
Double post, but oh well.

Had to side-track today from the project. Shift-knob on my car went out and I didn't want to drop ~40 on a new one- so I made my own!
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I can haz teh 240?
Edited by wahrheitoderpflicht - 6/14/11 at 1:41am
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post #13 of 27
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Update!

Got all the legs cut and biscuit slots done. Just need to glue them, which I'll do later tonight! Got the top part of the legs cut too. Dry-fitting completion is imminent!

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post #14 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomclancey;13908685 
Update!

Got all the legs cut and biscuit slots done.

Mmmmm Biscuits...

On a more serious note, cool project I'll keep an eye on this!
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post #15 of 27
nice.. waiting for more updates
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Keep em coming
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post #17 of 27
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Updates!

Went shopping and got all the brackets and bolts I needed.
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Here are the tools I've used to complete this thus far; that reciprocating saw was invaluable for cutting those grooves on the desk- as was the router!
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About to start cutting the biscuit grooves for the second leg.
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About to start gluing! I accidentally cut the 4th groove off on one of the pieces so the biscuit wouldn't fit in. Oh well. Good thing I cut 5 grooves.
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First leg glued and clamped.
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Both glued and curing over night!
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Oh, one more thing. Biscuits!
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So yeah, got quite a bit done today! Tomorrow I'm hoping to trim the legs down to the 28" height and then attach those C shaped pieces on top. (That's what the desk will fit into).

Stay tuned for more. smile.gif
Edited by tomclancey - 6/20/11 at 8:04pm
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Takes me back to my woodshop coffee table. Nice work thus far!
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Looking good. biggrin.gif
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post #20 of 27
How are you going to finish this project.

You may want to stain and polyurethane your legs before they are attached

You plywood looks decent, cant tell too much from picture, but dont cheap out on it. Get at least 5 layers. More layers means less chances for any warping.

Are you gonna put a hardwood edging around the plywood. Would look great with a nice routered round edge.

Everything looks cut nice. What type of glue did you use?

Only thing I can knock you on is it looks like you used some cheap yellow pine 1x's .

Hardwood cost much more, and is harder to cut and shape, but man, it lasts forever.
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