To craft your own version one that can house your laptop start with a copy of the shaker lap desk printed plan. Fine woodworking main menu subscribe.
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Lap desk fine woodworking. Wide by 2 1 2 in. Build a classic shaker lap desk with this printed plan. Build a shaker lap desk.
Thomas jefferson s writing desk. This lap desk was a study on cove cuts on the table saw. Deep by 9 3 8 in.
Make a dovetailed desktop organizer. Cutting corners with finger joints. A study in coves.
In the conclusion of the modern desk video workshop things get a little stressful when the glue starts flowing and the clamps come out. The lap desk article written by lon schleining appeared in the october 2000 issue thomas jefferson s writing desk fww 144. Celebrate pen and ink with this quintessential case.
The base and edges have an hourglass shape which was completed on the tablesaw. The challenge of using all her skills on such a small scale drew gold to the project. This page was last edited on 25 september 2020 at 15 49 utc.
Text is available under the creative commons. Designed by veteran woodworker christian becksvoort this charming traveling desk recreates the era when pen and ink reigned. Tall in a master class at philadelphia furniture workshop.
A friend and fellow woodworker decided to build the desk in 2018 using schleining s drawings and during the project contacted me almost daily to ask for my opinion advice or interpretation of one or. Gold made this lap desk 14 3 8 in. It s a replica of the desk thomas jefferson used when drafting the declaration of independence.