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  1. Screws from the bottom. With the rounded edges of the table top, aligning the organizers is a bad idea. If you look at the photo the top of the organizer aligns with the desk top, and mirrors the rounded edge of the desk top. It’s a really nice design.
  2. In the base build he uses pocket screws, but recommends figure eight clips. Z clips would also work. I like the look OK, but veneer over plywood or mdf would be my choice.
  3. You could do it with a router and edge guide, but the easy plywood router table suggestion is a good one. Use your router base plate to mark the holes in a piece of 3/4 ply, drill and counter sink, plus drill a hole in the center for the router bit. Clamp the “table” to your bench and clamp a straight board to act as a fence, and route away. You my need longer screws to hold the router to the table, but this set up should work fine.
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    Gap fix

    I would leave it alone. It looks like cherry, and if so, as it darkens with age the gap will be less noticeable to anyone but you. I can’t see any fix that would look better than leavening it as is.
  5. How fast does he want it? If you have the time, buy the straightest, lightest boards, then let dry indoors for a couple of months. Then build and finish the exterior. Once dry, pine doesn’t move much. It would be more work, but buy 2x12, then. Cut I nto 2x4 boards, round over the edges and build. 2x12 are often the best boards in the store.
  6. I’ll put in another vote for hide glue. You can buy bottles. At the big box stores, and it holds well and is reversible. I also think that wrapping the dowel with thin plane shavings is a good idea. Hide glue is also easy to clean up. Good luck.
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    Bark removal on Redwood slab

    Redwood is pretty resistant to termites, most older houses in Hawaii were built with it for that reason.
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    RZ Mask

    I like mine. I have a short beard and it seems to work better than others I have tried.
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    Miter saw or portable table saw?

    Popular Woodworking new season of “I Can Do That” just posted on making a crosscut sled for a job site saw.
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    How to attach leg to this desk?

    Why not cut small spacer blocks that fit in between the rails, screwing up through the rail and spacer, making allowances for wood movement. I would be more worried about the unsupported top on opposite the leg.
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    'Safely' cutting plastic pipe

    You could use a jig saw with a short blade.
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    Dovetail Chisels

    Probably the feel in your hand is as important as the steel they are made with. But, if the problem is in clearing out corners, a fishtail is handy to have. You only need one, and I really like my Blue Spruce fishtail.
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    Glue up squeeze out

    Rip a 3-4” board to get a 45 degree edge, then cross cut so you have a block about 3” long. Now use spray adhesive to attach sand paper to the base, and glue it down over the mitered edge. You can get right into that 90 degree corner. The mitered edge makes it easier to see what you are doing, and allows you to sand exactly where you need to.
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    New host for Rough Cuts.....

    It’s on their web site, no sign up seems to be required. I liked it. It went by quickly, but they did put up a caption that said you could learn how to build the jig on their web site. I’ll be watching for more episodes.
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    Osage orange - fiddling with inclusions

    You can turn green wood very thin, but it may warp as it dries. I did this with some Hawthorne, and it went from round to slightly oval, to very oval within a few days. I really like the look, and after a couple of weeks I resanded and reapplied some oil and wax finish. The green wood seems to need that extra sanding after it dries. As long as you know your final vessel may look different once dried, turn away.