Starting on the desktop

I started working on the first of two live edge Chinese Pistache (Pistachia Chinensis) slabs that will be the 8ft x 3ft desktop for my office.  While I like the bark on the live edge, I don't like it enough to keep it on the front edge of the desktop.  Instead of cutting it off… Continue reading Starting on the desktop

Melting desk top?

Does this look like the wood is melting to you? It's just the camera angle but I didn't notice it until I made the background on my computer.

Back to the desk or Sanding the night away

When I picked up my wood for my desk, I bought slabs of Pistachio that had been cut with a chainsaw mill and air dried for several years.  Without a 48" wide planer there was much I could do other than sand down the wood.  I tried with my orbital sander but that was futile,… Continue reading Back to the desk or Sanding the night away

It started with a need for a desk

All I wanted was a desk for my office, just a desk.  Instead I needed up going down a new path towards woodworking the old fashioned way with only hand tools.  Huh? Let me explain, I currently use an old parsons table (very old) as a desk in my office at home.  It's long and… Continue reading It started with a need for a desk