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Executive Desk

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Executive DeskHi all,Been awhile since I have posted anything, but just finished one of the largest pieces that I have built. This is an executive desk for my home office. Overall dimensions are 66 wide, 34 deep and 31 tall. It Breaks down into 4 major pieces. The top, the 2 banks of drawers and the middle panel that joins the 2 banks of drawers.Constructed from SYP 2×12s from HD, the legs are 2x2 with a cove cut on outside corners for visual interest and a 1/8 round over. All other pieces are 7/8 with the same round over. The bottom stretchers all have a curve that was drawn with a shop made drawing bow and cut on the bandsaw. I faired the curves with a spokeshave and sanding. The carcasses are assembled with mortise and tenon joinery. I got lazy on the drawers, and I assembled them with 1/2 ply and butt joints screwed together. The drawer fronts are 7/8 with a 1/2 round over and a rabbetted bottom.The carcasses have 3/8 panels that are are set into frames. All drawer slides are wooden and shop made. I sanded everything to 220 and stained with Minwax Red Oak. The finish is Minwax Satin poly. Mixed 1/2 & 1/2 with mineral spirits. Wiped on with t-shirt scraps. 5 coats with a light 0000 steel wool sanding between each.I have a lot of pics. I am going to add them below.













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Propane Tank Storage

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Propane Tank StorageMade this 3-legged hexagonal sort-of-Japanese-karabitsu to hold the tank for our little propane grill.I'm very happy I got the face grain of the plywood to flow around the corners. A hexagonal box actually uses less wood than a square box. A handy calculator I found on the web was able to suggest a good width for the panels. I was able to get the walls of this piece from a single quarter-sheet of 3/8” plywood from the orange store. The rest was all surplus from other projects.It's all finished inside and out with spar urethane, so it should be OK spending the winter outside after the grill goes into storage.A little more info and one more picture in the blog post on my personal blog –
http://www.ee0r.com/blog-new/hexagonal-propane-box/



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Tablet & Light Stands

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Tablet & Light StandsAs this whole isolation thing has gone on, I've been upgrading my video conferencing capabilities. The hard part is that once a week I do voice lessons using a low-latency audio technology called Jamulus, and we use Zoom for the video. So we put Jamulus on a computer, and Zoom on the tablet, and I've gotten tired of propping up the tablet against books or whatever to try to point it at me.I also had this old Kodak flash bulb holder that I thought would make a killer light.So I took some LED strip lights, wrapped them around a black dowel to turn the flash holder into a light. Then rummaged through the scrap pile and built some tripods and holders, I think there's walnut and maple and white oak and cherry and sapele in this.Suddenly my singing lessons are boosted to the next level!



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