Finished the desk. A collaboration with my father, as it’s for his home office. Nice slab walnut from my parents property. Fabricated the legs from round stock, then welded to a mounting plate. Made the drawer and slides from walnut. Even hand dovetailed the drawer for practice (I need it…). Simple oil finish. I’ll need to get a better picture, unfortunately the well lit windowsill that I use for small stuff won’t work for this.
Before and after of a quick restoration. Picked this box up a couple days ago. Looked like crap but I liked the box joints and could see the nice wood below the paint. I believe it was an old phone junction box. … Continue reading →
Desk project- Legs The desk top being 2” thick, and a really nice slab of walnut, I thought clean, simple, metal legs would work. Used 1/2” round bar, rigged up a bending fixture, which worked well when the piece was … Continue reading →
Desk project- Top My dad needs a new desk, so I worked up a design and we both started working on it. He has a bunch of walnut from trees on the property that he had cut at the local … Continue reading →
My maintenance supervisor brought this in for me today. It is by far the coolest thing that he’s given me, and he’s given me plenty of interesting items. I guess he knows how much I appreciate these vintage relics. His … Continue reading →