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The Classic Roll Top Desk
 
Eight side drawers and a generous sized lap drawer give you plenty of storage for all your important office supplies.

Phase 1

10: MAKE THE DRAWERS following the drawings and the list of materials as guides. Since drawers look and work best when they're made to fit, dimensions given will vary slightly from the actual measurements. Be sure to measure twice before making any cuts.

Form the raised panels on the drawer fronts by tilting your MARK V saw table to 12-degrees and using a crosscut blade. You'll also need a raised panel jig for making this cut.

After forming the raised panels on the fronts, cut the required dadoes, rabbets and grooves for the remaining parts. Use production techniques to take full advantage of machine set-ups. Glue the drawers together, being careful NOT to glue the drawer bottoms. Check for squareness as you assemble each drawer.

At this time, assemble the slide-out drawboards, glue and clamp. Use your Shopsmith Molding Set-Up with a Nosing cutter to form the finger pull on the drawboard nosing (Q).

11: FINAL TOUCHES Finish sand the entire project and apply the finish of your choice.

 

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