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Offline mattbyington

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So the idea is 3 pillars with drawers etc. in between the middle pillar and the two outer ones is space for a chair (for my wife and I). I ordered a solid piece of 3/8” glass for the top, 84” x 24”.

each pillar 12” wide x 3 is 36”, with 24” for each chair cavity.

Building everything out of solid maple. May do some accents on drawer fronts. So far... a LOT of milling  haha.

Matt

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Matt,
between yourself and @DynaGlide you seem to be on a tear to see who can rivet the most FOG eyes on their respective posts.

Way to go!
I look forward to a glimpse of the complete assembly in a SketchUp image if you have one to share.

Hans

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Matt,
between yourself and @DynaGlide you seem to be on a tear to see who can rivet the most FOG eyes on their respective posts.

Way to go!
I look forward to a glimpse of the complete assembly in a SketchUp image if you have one to share.

Hans

I think it's safe to say @mattbyington has won that contest. He's a machine.
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Offline mattbyington

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@TSO_Products and @DynaGlide no way!! You guys are way too kind!!
I’m just poking around and trying to learn.

More pics to come tomorrow ....

I’ll
Get one of the design, too. Used fusion 360 instead of sketch up. Boy what a learning curve!! But it’s a beautiful tool.

Matt

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@TSO_Products and @DynaGlide no way!! You guys are way too kind!!
I’m just poking around and trying to learn.

More pics to come tomorrow ....

I’ll
Get one of the design, too. Used fusion 360 instead of sketch up. Boy what a learning curve!! But it’s a beautiful tool.

Matt

Amen! Wish I was younger.

Offline jobsworth

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very nice Matt. I still cant get over how clean your shop is.

Plus how with all those tools you can still manage to park cars in there.

Offline mattbyington

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@jobsworth thank you sir! If you’re around Bay Area, CA you can swing by and I can show you if you’re curious. I forget where you live.

Anyways - Sides, backs, tops, and bottoms Milled, glued, and cut. Now to sand and start on the joinery. Drawers come later ...

Matt




Offline jobsworth

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Thanks for the offer Matt. I appreciate that. Im moving out of state so Ill be setting up shop at my new digs. Ill prolly use the garage for a bit until the shop is set up.

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@jobsworth ok!

Some mock ups ...


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Did the dominos in all 3 pillars. No glue yet just dry fit.


Offline mattbyington

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And just got an email. The glass shipped today! 84” x 24” 3/8” thick. Should be pretty heavy....

Offline tallgrass

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do you have the gecko clamps? If you do they are great for lifting and holding glass.

Offline mattbyington

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@tallgrass i don’t I’ll check them out thanks!!

First glue up tonight.  Little stressful but went ok!

Matt


Offline tallgrass

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they work great and I keep a set on a rail. they just also help with glass.

Offline Alex

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You should run your pictures through an editor before you post them, they're all sideways. Shot with an iPhone?

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 30] solid maple 3-pillar desk for two people with glass top
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2020, 10:06 AM »
I know I suck. Yes iPhone. At this point it’s like a running joke on this forum. I post directly from my iPhone. Not sure what I do to mess it up.

2/3 pillars done. Glass has arrived .... time to start on drawers and accessories soon!

Matt




Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 30] solid maple 3-pillar desk for two people with glass top
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2020, 10:07 AM »





Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 30] solid maple 3-pillar desk for two people with glass top
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2020, 12:05 AM »

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 30] solid maple 3-pillar desk for two people with glass top
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2020, 12:06 AM »
Drawers next

Offline Alex

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Re: [Project 30] solid maple 3-pillar desk for two people with glass top
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2020, 03:14 AM »
I know I suck. Yes iPhone. At this point it’s like a running joke on this forum. I post directly from my iPhone. Not sure what I do to mess it up.

It is not you who messed, somehow iPhones fail to include correct positioning data in their pictures. If you want to make your pictures public on a forum you should run your pictures through an editor first to correct this.

But your desk's looking good though, even sideways.  [smile]

Offline mike_aa

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Re: [Project 30] solid maple 3-pillar desk for two people with glass top
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2020, 11:46 AM »
@mattbyington  Looking good!  Nice sleek look to it!  Thanks for sharing!

Mike A.

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 30] solid maple 3-pillar desk for two people with glass top
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2020, 05:57 PM »
@Alex thanks! I'll try to fix it. Sorry about that.

@mike_aa thanks!

Matt

Offline newinwood

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Re: [Project 30] solid maple 3-pillar desk for two people with glass top
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2020, 08:50 PM »
Nice desk.
Matt, as a side note - all my pictures from iPhone going to "Photo" program on iMac and with export from it for any forum - no problem with picture rotation. [cool]

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Offline box185

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Re: [Project 30] solid maple 3-pillar desk for two people with glass top
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2020, 01:08 AM »
@mattbyington

I’ve seen this problem before too. Even though the image was taken in portrait mode, it would be rotated 90 degrees when posted to a website. What seemed to work for me was to edit the image on the iPhone - rotating it 90 degrees, saving it, editing it again in order to rotate it back to the original orientation, and posting it to the website.

Offline bkharman

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Re: [Project 30] solid maple 3-pillar desk for two people with glass top
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2020, 08:09 PM »
@Alex thanks! I'll try to fix it. Sorry about that.

@mike_aa thanks!

Matt

Matt, I use a paid version of Tapatalk. Well worth it. Lots of great features for any type of forum reading/writing.

Table is looking sharp mate!

Cheers. Bryan.


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Offline tallgrass

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Re: [Project 30] solid maple 3-pillar desk for two people with glass top
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2020, 12:41 AM »
I like it. As usual great work.

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: [Project 30] solid maple 3-pillar desk for two people with glass top
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2020, 04:59 AM »
That looks great Matt, I’m a fan of anything contemporary  [thumbs up]

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 30] solid maple 3-pillar desk for two people with glass top
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2020, 11:41 AM »
Thank you everyone!

Making drawers for it this week ... will post more pictures then!

Matt

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 30] solid maple 3-pillar desk for two people with glass top
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2020, 10:18 PM »
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