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Modern Desk: Jig-Free Dowel Joint
Complete the desk joinery and then dry-fit the entire desk to make sure everything goes together smoothly.
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Tim Rousseau’s modern desk might look simple, but a lot goes into making such an elegant piece. While Tim tackles this project with a pro’s perspective using tools found in professional shops, he also draws parallels to tools found in most hobbyist woodshops.
In this episode of his video workshop on making the desk, Tim finishes the joinery and takes you through a dry run of the assembly.
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Video shot and edited by Jeff Roos and Ben Strano
Produced by Ben Strano
Videos in the Series
How to Make a Danish Modern DeskJuly 9, 2019
Modern Desk: How to Veneer the Writing SurfaceJuly 9, 2019
Modern Desk: Router Templates for Curved PartsJuly 16, 2019
Modern Desk: Pattern-Routing Curved PartsJuly 16, 2019
Modern Desk: Joinery for the Desk TopJuly 16, 2019
Modern Desk: Angled Leg MortisesJuly 23, 2019
Modern Desk: Angled Tenons on the Table SawJuly 30, 2019
Modern Desk: Curved LegsAugust 6, 2019
Modern Desk: Making the StretchersAugust 13, 2019
Modern Desk: Making the Desk TopAugust 20, 2019
Modern Desk: Backsplash and Bottom ApronAugust 27, 2019
Modern Desk: Gluing Up the Side AssembliesSeptember 3, 2019
Modern Desk: Jig-Free Dowel JointSeptember 10, 2019
Modern Desk: Final Glue-UpSeptember 17, 2019
This is a fantastic series - I really appreciate Tim's approach, his quality of work, his eye for design and, of course, his humour. My only questions are, will there be measured plans available for this project and if so, will they be out soon, and is there any chance in the world that they'll be available in metric? It's been great to hear Tim using metric measures on the videos - is it possible you guys will start to make your incredible resources useable in every other country in the world? (smile)
When will the plans be released? I'm anxious to get started!!
Great dowel alining trick, no crazy jigs or measurements. Thanks foe the tip!
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