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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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@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.

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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




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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.


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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




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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 »

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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]

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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

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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.

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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

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Table is looking sharp mate!

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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

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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 »
No fronts yet







Offline Bob D.

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Re: [Project 30] solid maple 3-pillar desk for two people with glass top
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2020, 06:34 AM »
Looks good.

At first I was thinking why does that desk have glass fronts on it?  [eek]

Then on closer inspection I noticed the images are all rotated 90 deg.  [embarassed]

It's too bad the forum software doesn't let you rotate an image after uploading. Doing it before hand it _may_ look right side up on your PC but once it's uploaded all bets are off. Happens on other forums too, not just here.
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Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 30] solid maple 3-pillar desk for two people with glass top
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2020, 11:51 AM »
I know @Bob D. sorry. I need to figure that out one of these days.

Matt

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Re: [Project 30] solid maple 3-pillar desk for two people with glass top
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2020, 06:56 AM »
I've had the same problem. Tried many different image manipulation apps. It doesn't seem to matter what orientation the image is before I upload it. Some (but for me not the FOG) forums will do what they want with the image and rotate it to their liking regardless of how it was when I uploaded it.

I've tried stripping out all the personal information that does not appear to help. On some forums I found that once the image is uploaded if you delete it from a post say because it is rotated and then edit your original on your PC (doing nothing more than rotating the image and saving it) then upload again that IF it has the same filename it will appear to have uploaded but the server sees it already has that file and doesn't replace the file. I found if I gave the image a new filename after I did whatever manipulation it needed then I could upload it and it would be accepted. But that didn't guarantee the image would display right side up.

I've tried to outsmart the software and if the image was being displayed rotated 90° CW I would adjust the image orientation s that the forum software would rotate it CW 90° and it would be right side up but that didn't always work either.

Again, I'm talking about other forums using different software, vBulletin being a popular one, I'm not sure of the others used on other forums I have visited over the years.

So I don't think it's something you are or are not doing that causes this.
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Drawer fronts - Bolivian rosewood inlays. First time. Harder than it looks!


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That looks sweet Matt!
Can't wait to see the final product.

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@lshah72414 thanks!!




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I've had the same problem. Tried many different image manipulation apps. It doesn't seem to matter what orientation the image is before I upload it.

Bob & Matt...FWIW...I'll take photos with an iPhone.
Send them to my computer, then orient them properly, reduce the size to 2000 x 1500 and save them. That's it. Larger files cause issues.
Even if the photo appears to be properly oriented when I receive it in the computer, I will still rotate it anyways. I've been doing this for the last 2 years and it seems to always work.

The only issue I've had is when the photo hits the computer oriented properly and I forget to rotate it.  [crying] I still need to rotate it or it will post in any one of 4 different positions...that's the junk-shoot.

Matt...nice looking desk...simple, functional and easy to move.

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Nice job, Matt.
Those Bolivian rosewood inlays really set the whole job off in spades
Tinker
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Offline mattbyington

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@Cheese I'll try smaller pictures!

@Tinker thanks!

Matt

Offline Vondawg

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When I check out Matt’s projects I grab my iPad so I can rotate haha
Looks great ! Thanks for posting
There are no mistakes....just new designs.

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@Vondawg haha I hope you don't have to do that going forward!

Matt

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Looking good Matt.  Will have to drop  by and see the finished product.

Vijay
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If I can ever get it done @vkumar ! ha.

Drawer front today.

Matt


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File storage for the middle pillar - 2 drawers made this weekend. Drawer fronts this week.

How are pictures for everyone?? (The orientation)

Matt








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Pictures are finally oriented correctly for me in Chrome on my Android phone.
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Pictures are finally oriented correctly for me in Chrome on my Android phone.

Same for me on Safari on MacOS.

Bob

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And for me too in Firefox on Android 9. Congrats Matt, you've done it.

And nice desk. You seem to be putting your Festools to good use.

Offline mattbyington

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Wohoo!! Thanks so much for confirming @GoingMyWay, @rmhinden and @Alex !

Thanks so much. Appreciate it Alex. I am trying!!

Matt

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Came out very well.  Nice work!

Bob

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Thank you @rmhinden !

Actually the right-most pillar doesn't have anything inside if it quite yet...still empty. I have somewhat of a plan there... one more picture to come in the next week and then she's 100% done!@

Matt

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@vkumar thanks!

Offline Tinker

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Nice job. Once again, those stripes really give the desk an oomph look.
I really like the glass top and the fact you can see not the top drawers.
Enjoy
Tinker

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@mattbyington    [thumbs up]

When you started on this, I was a bit skeptical, but WOW!  The finish product looks super!  I agree that the stripe adds a sophisticated look to it and the choice of handles gives it a classy touch.

Thanks for sharing!

Mike A.

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@Tinker @mike_aa thank you both so very much! Appreciate it!

Last pictures to come by this coming Sunday night, as should be 100% wrapped up by then!!!

Matt

Offline Euclid

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Very nice, Matt; everything looks admirably precise, and I too like the restrained details.

Could I ask you about the chairs please? (Through probably NAIUK?)


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Offline Vondawg

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Hey Matt @mattbyington...saw Cremona give your desk a shout out ...cool! I thought when you started...if anyone can make a glass top desk work, a neat, organized guy like you (looks like you wife as well)  can! ....sadly I’d have it looking in disarray in no time...lol
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Offline mattbyington

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@Vondawg thanks so much !! I really appreciate it!

I know!! that was soooooo cool to me, I saw that too! Crazy I have been watching him for YEARS on YouTube. It was so awesome to be featured like that!!

Matt

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Great looking desk.  I really like the slide out bins toward the window. 

Offline mattbyington

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@jg24 thank you!!