Back to the Desks
I’ve return to working on the Greene and Greene desks as the primary project in the shop.
This past weekend I drilled the holes for the decorative ebony plugs in the tops of the breadboard ends and then mounted the breadboard ends to the desktops using biscuits. Next I will route the slots on the front edges on the desktops to receive the decorative ebony splines. I will not install any of the ebony accents until the desks are fully completed to prevent damage to them during construction.
Shop time was then interrupted when a cast iron pipe from the main floor of our house ruptured above the shop and discharged a lot of water onto the shop floor overnight. So, I spent a few hours shop-vacing out the water and throwing out the damaged cardboard boxes and other stored items that were damaged by the water. Luckily no tools were damaged this time…
I’ll leave the replacement of the pipe to our plumber, but since he needed to open up a sizable portion of plaster wall on our main floor to get at the leak…I’ve got a plastering job in my future.