SD_Andy

Greene and Greene Desk

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Excellent job Andy, that is a beautiful looking desk. I love almost anything G & G and I think you nailed this piece!

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Welcome to the Forum ! 

Andy hasn't been online here since last fall. Maybe this will have his ears burning and he will return ?

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On 8/24/2018 at 7:32 AM, Chip Sawdust said:

I know this is a zombie thread but I'm new here and just saw this. Excellent compliment to the G&G era, your work is great! 

Thank you Chip.  I appreciate that.

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Chip,

Yes I have both of his books.   They are both really good and were a tremendous help.   I learned a ton from him.   It’s no surprise that his work was a huge inspiration for this piece.     I also have some videos from Dale Barnard and WIlliam NG that are really good.  All remarkable woodworkers.  I’ve also scoured the internet for other videos, articles etc.

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Peart is on the advisory board for the restoration & refurnishing of a Greene & Greene house a college fraternity has. They actually live in the house. Kinda nice to revisit old threads like this one occasionally. 

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Andy, I also built his pillowing jig for making the ebony plugs, and his set of square chisels for cutting the mortises. They're great, and they save time. 

Still in awe of your desk :)

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On 11/26/2018 at 10:53 PM, Chip Sawdust said:

Andy, I also built his pillowing jig for making the ebony plugs, and his set of square chisels for cutting the mortises. They're great, and they save time. 

Still in awe of your desk :)

Thank you again Chip.    I have the square chisels also.   They are really the only method for doing square holes.   I built the pillowing jig too but decided that I didn't really like it.   Perhaps I didn't practice enough but I could never get perfect plugs.   I ended up making the jig below to build plugs.   It probably takes a little longer but the plugs are very consistent.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/162586

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That jig looks pretty good! I’ve had decent luck with Peart’s jig but there are many ways to skin a cat. I’ve made hundreds of plugs, different sizes but most commonly the 3/8 followed by 1/4. The bed frame I’m working on will have a 1/2 plug where the bed bolt goes in but that size is unusual for most G&G projects. 

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5 hours ago, Chip Sawdust said:

That jig looks pretty good! I’ve had decent luck with Peart’s jig but there are many ways to skin a cat. I’ve made hundreds of plugs, different sizes but most commonly the 3/8 followed by 1/4. The bed frame I’m working on will have a 1/2 plug where the bed bolt goes in but that size is unusual for most G&G projects. 

I really like it, works well for me.   It can do pretty much any size of plug.  You just have to make an adapter for the size you are making.    Only takes a minute on the table saw.

3 hours ago, treeslayer said:

Beautiful work Andy you should be proud of that great piece. I missed it, is it for you?

Thank you Slayer.  Yes this one is for me.   I use it as a computer desk for photo editing.

 

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