I’ve started the desks at last!
Last night was the official start of the Greene and Greene inspired desks for my wife and me. I drew my own plans from photos of Greene and Greene’s original work, and with a heavy influence from the work of Darrell Peart of Washington State. The desks will be similar to his "Aurora" desks….I call the design the "Aurora 2" and give him credit for the inspiration.
I began by cutting patterns on 1/2-inch plywood to be used later for pattern routing of the curved pieces on the sides of the desks. I hope to complete the patterns today and then begin laying out the mahogany for the two breadboard desk tops.
The new bandsaw performed perfectly. I love it. Now that the motor is replaced, it is an excellent machine. Very smooth. I can balance a nickel on edge on the table and see no vibration at all. I’ve installed my old Rockler bandsaw table on the new Jet bandsaw and it fits well. The Rockler table is a nice add-on for making a larger worksurface, but I am not crazy about the fence. It does not stay in adjustment when removed from the saw, and it needs to be re-aligned every time I use it. Someday, I will probably replace it with the Jet model. Save your money and don’t buy the Rocker model.
The African mahogany has seasoned enough to begin work. I can’t wait.