As mentioned earlier, I founded the design for my desk upon a desk that Darrell Peart built. My desk differs in many ways, but it still requires a support structure for those legs. The design does not permit some of […]
Returning to wood and tools after a 20-year hiatus.
My desk has a lot of mortise and tenon joints. I tried mortising with my drill press and regular drill bit, but that was tedious and not too satisfying. After looking around on the web, I discovered a product call […]
The desk finally stood on its own for the first time when I had all the major mortise and tenon work completed. Only the pieces around the top of the desk are finished, but it was fun to see it […]
During the fall and winter of ’72, I worked as a roustabout in the oil fields of Gillette, Wyoming. I found myself without work in the southwest corner of the state, and a friend persuaded me to consider working in […]
For quite some time I have been aware of the fact that I did not have a wooden mallet that I could use to pound on the chisels as I cleaned out the mortises. Months ago, I had glued up […]