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  • #11451
    Greg Merritt
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    @dave …if you trust the stability of your wood then you shouldn’t need the breadboard edge. There are two benefits of using it though. One, your top will stay flat and two, you hide that large expanse of end grain. It’s not hard to do….really.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #23280
    Dave
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    So almost a year later I’ve finished it Greg. Last winter my local lumber store had some bargains on some old stock so I picked up a bunch of 1/2 inch quarter sawn cherry. I have plans for building a bunch of stuff out of it and one was your lap desk.

    -Canada

    #23283
    Ken
    Participant

    Nice work Dave, I have this on my must make list.

    Good job buddy 😉

    #23284
    Greg Merritt
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    Dave that is fantastic! The wood is beautiful. Were the plans helpful?

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #23286
    Dave
    Participant

    Greg, the plans were definitely helpful. I didn’t follow them to the letter tho because I sized it to fit my macbook. But overall your plans gave me the “idea” if you know what I mean. The wood is really nice when polished up. As per usual I only use linseed oil/beeswax for the finish.

    This is a shot of the front.

    -Canada

    #23288
    Greg Merritt
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    Thats is beautiful wood grain. I’ll be switching all of my future plans to proportional layouts. That way a person can plug in a single base dimension and the rest of the sizes are a proportion of that. Much easier to resize to fit you application.

    Bench Stool Proportional Layout


    You have produced an heirloom quality piece. Congratulations.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #23293
    John Purser
    Participant

    Okay, that went straight to the “Plans” folder.

    Thanks Greg.

    John Purser
    Hubert, NC

    #23301
    NikonD80
    Participant

    We’ll talk about co-incidence: I’ve just spent the past week designing my own lap desk only to then find this thread when I came to post my build.
    Mine is a simple affair, based on what I need. It’ll handle up to A3 sized paper and all the drawing tools just sit inside with the paper. I’m going to do compartments later on when I’ve had a chance to work with it for a bit.

    It started out as a prototype but since it’s all I need I’ll stick with this as it is. I made it out of Whitewood from Wickes and have given it a couple of coats of shellac.

    Keep Calm and have a Cup of Tea

    #23304
    David Gill
    Participant

    Great job Jon and Dave , the grain on the Cherry is fantastic,

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #23305
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Great job guys 🙂 beautiful wood.
    I think I need to build a drawing lap desk.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #23306
    Ken
    Participant

    Nice work Jon, it looks great

    #23309
    Dave
    Participant

    why are the photos all sideways and upside down? I haven’t had
    that
    much to drink today 🙂

    Nice job Jon.

    -Canada

    #23312
    Greg Merritt
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    Nice job Jon. You will use it all the time. Mine lives under my chair in the living room. Close to hand when the mood strikes me.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #23318
    NikonD80
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    Hi Greg,
    I’ve already started using my new creation. It will mostly live under the sofa in the new extension of the house. So nice to be able to sit there sorting out some drawings whilst the family is watching the telly. I figured that if one of these things was good enough to write the US Declaration of Independence on then it was good enough for me.

    Dave, I took the photos on an iPad. For some reason, the iPad mucks about with the orientation of the photos ( don’t forget with Apple you don’t need to know why. If Apple makes a demand, then you just have to lump it). I should really take these shots with my SLR but like most ex pro photographers, can’t be bothered to take happy snaps with decent kit. At some point in the future, I’m going to setup a proper studio session and take some shots of all the stuff I’ve built over the past few months but since that’ll involve sheet film, in need to wait a while to justify the costs.

    Now, to get back to drawing up some plans for a coffee table that my wife has asked me to make.

    Keep Calm and have a Cup of Tea

    #23319
    str8tedge
    Participant

    Greg,

    Keep up the great work,…we all love to be inspired by each other’s projects. Thanks for posting it.

    Joe B.

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