Plywood Desk In Progress
#31
  Re: Plywood Desk In Progress by JohnnyEgo (There is fine furnit...)
An excellent project for both of you, Johnny! I really enjoyed following along... Yes


Well done!
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#32
  Re: RE: Plywood Desk In Progress by Big Dave (An excellent project...)
(11-26-2019, 04:59 AM)Big Dave Wrote: An excellent project for both of you, Johnny! I really enjoyed following along... Yes


Well done!

Here Here!

Building a fantastic set of Father - Son memories.  

Thanks for sharing!
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#33
  Re: Plywood Desk In Progress by JohnnyEgo (There is fine furnit...)
I enjoyed following this thread. It has a little bit of everything. Working with your son is precious. Informing readers of the quality issues with second rate ply is instructional. And, in the end, you have a functional desk.
Still Learning,

Allan Hill
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#34
  Re: Plywood Desk In Progress by JohnnyEgo (There is fine furnit...)
Good thread, well done.
And as others have stated, a father/son project to
be treasured forever by both of you.

Cool Cool Cool
Mark Singleton

Bene vivendo est optimum vindictae
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#35
  Re: Plywood Desk In Progress by JohnnyEgo (There is fine furnit...)
I love it when you can take a young person and do something like this with them. It’s a great life lesson for him to learn that we need to use things like math, budgeting and how to calculate things. It’s also teaching him how to work and build something for himself that he’ll have pride in and he’ll never forget the father/son time. Good job Dad!

Jeff
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#36
  Re: Plywood Desk In Progress by JohnnyEgo (There is fine furnit...)
Great shop time with your son! Quick, Easy Rolleyes , good looking desk too boot!



If it can't kill you it probably ain't no good. Better living through chemicals.

 
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#37
  Re: Plywood Desk In Progress by JohnnyEgo (There is fine furnit...)
Impressive thread.  Learning to budget was as important as the woodworking, and I admire the way you let your son make the choice on wheels to reinforce the lesson.  You might be surprised when the lesson sneaks back up on you.  In a good way.  

See pm
Jim in Virginia
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By the way he treats those who can do nothing for him.
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#38
  Re: Plywood Desk In Progress by JohnnyEgo (There is fine furnit...)
So this has been finished up for a little while now, but for completion's sake, I'll stick up a few more pictures of the finished product.

Two coats of primer and a little bit of filler to smooth out some minor dings and depressions.



Two coats of Rustoleum black enamel. This stuff dries pretty well in the cold, and is fairly tough, though not necessarily very hard even when fully cured. Will require a writing pad on the top of the desk, and had I really thought about it, I probably would have laminated the top instead of painting it. But it is very easy to touch up and should hold up to middle-school level abuse reasonably well.




Drawers slide smooth under load, and don't droop even when pulled out all the way to the last two inches of travel.



Plenty of room to sort Pokemon cards, do homework, read about Pokemon on the internet, store Pokemon, and sit and think about Pokemon:



And really ties the room together (with Pokemon):




Math is tough. Let's go shopping!
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#39
  Re: Plywood Desk In Progress by JohnnyEgo (There is fine furnit...)
You guys built a lot more than a desk there.

Cool
Mark Singleton

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  Re: RE: Plywood Desk In Progress by MarkSingleton (You guys built a lot...)
(01-17-2020, 09:30 PM)MarkSingleton Wrote: You guys built a lot more than a desk there.

Cool

This.
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