Walnut secretary desk completed
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Excellent work !!!
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(01-31-2020, 01:41 AM)rick4212 Wrote: It took 6 months but I finally completed this 18th century  secretary desk. My first project with all hand cut dovetails. It was a fun but challenging project. Thanks for looking.
Rick

6 months? I started the same thing over 6 years ago. I have the lower section in the house but hate the desk, so have to redo that. I have almost finished the upper book case, but, it's to narrow.  Upset I didn't realize it until I made the doors to plan size and they didn't fit. Oh @#%^#(@^ Oh well! I'm only 72 and figure I have another 6 years to finish it.

Nice work by the way
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Amazing work! A real labor of love I'm sure
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Thanks again for all the wonderful comments

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Outstanding!!!

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Absolutely stunning!!!!!!!!
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That is absolutely gorgeous. And I know for a fact that you had a lot of sleepless nights working out the detail in your head of how to make them even if you had blue prints. If you are retired I can understand 6 months. If working and trying to build it and juggle work, home life and building, I would think it would take much longer.

I mean just finding the wood with the particular grain patterns takes a lot of learned skill.

WELL DONE.

Tom
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Not retired but have a very understanding wife Smile

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Outstanding Smile Cool  very nice walnut Yes
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Beautiful!

I completed a slant front desk several years ago. The outside looks very similar to yours, but my gallery is different. Not as nice as yours.

The trickiest part for me, was getting the front angle positioned correctly, and fitting the front lid, getting the hinge placement just right. I had to fill in screw holes before I got it right.

The funnest part was building and fitting the Prospect Box.
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