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    simple desk

    Made this for my son. All white oak. Dark walnut and wipe on poly.
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    Bill
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    Bill, this is a great example of simple, clean lines well executed looking beautiful together! Well done Sir!
    Last edited by Ken Fitzgerald; 02-27-2019 at 11:12 AM.
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    Eye catching Bill! The smooth arches going up the legs to the front rail contrast beautifully with the rectilinear elements.

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    Beautiful Stickley-inspired desk, Bill. ..Not so simple, as getting such pleasing proportions is not a science.

    I'm sure your son is appreciative and impressed and will be more and more so as the years go by. I love the color. Beautiful work.

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    Very nice Bill. What are the dimensions of the top?

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    Lining up the ray direction on the legs and the arches is a really nice touch. Nicely done.

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    Love that look! Well done sir.
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    thanks for the kind words. It started as a drop front desk, and as I was milling some of the parts I began to know that a drop front desk just wasn't "him" ya know? So, as usual, I just started making it with no particular plan other than the ht and the top dimensions (24 x 34). And I got lucky in finding the ray pattern for the legs and the arches in the front. I really like the look of that - ray patterns chasing each other, kinda.
    Bill
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    Nicely executed, Bill!
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    Very nice Bill. I like it. You can ship it to me!
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    Very well done.

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    Nicely done, sir. Very clean, crisp lines. I really like the contrast of the through tenon on the stretcher/foot rail.
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    Nice lines with all the pieces. Thanks for sharing!
    Rustic? Well, no. That was not my intention!

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    You nailed it again Bill. Did you use that new mortiser? Beautiful piece!

    Marty

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    @Lee - sorry Lee, lost your address.

    @Richard - wasn't sure if the thru mortise would work, but it adds just a little somethin to it.

    @Marty - Thanks Marty. And yes that Baleigh mortiser works like a champ. The x-y table is a dream to use: smooth and steady. I'm in the middle of a billiard chair build with about 60 mortises. Bring em on - the more the merrier!
    Bill
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