Making Custom Desks (part 3 of 3) - Worktop, finishing, castors & keyboard shelf

Welcome to part 3 of the desk builds.  In the last video I made the drawer and drawer housing for the desk.
And in this one I'll be working on the desk top, the castors, adding a keyboard shelf and getting some glass for the desktop to protect the wood.
First I used my trim router to add a roundover to the top edges of the worktop
I then brought the worktop in to the workshop so that I could sand everything smooth and remove any burn marks left by the router.
I used my block plane just to ease over the bottom edges of the worktop

Making Custom Desks (part 2 of 3) - drawers and drawer housing

Welcome to part 2 of the desk build. The next job was to make the drawer and the drawer housing, and before cutting anything I first did a quick sketch just to get my head around the dimensions of everything.
This is the front elevation I'm drawing here, and the drawer needed to be 270mm in width.
The drawer runners I'd use are these bottom mount type, I've used these before for all my workshop drawers, they work well and are inexpensive.
Here's how they go together.

Making Custom Desks (part 1 of 3)

Peter Millard Clamping Square video: https://youtu.be/kf-jOFrWTXo
In this video I'm going to start working on a commission - this one came about thanks to my uncle who put my name forward to someone who wanted two custom desks built, one for each of his sons.
I got in touch and we discussed his requirements so I could start designing the desks - he wanted the desks 
to have some shelves and a single drawer for storage
something dismantleable so that it can be easily transported

Workshop Tricks & Tips

In this video I cover some workshop tips and tricks including clamps and clamping, sharpening the easy way, glue tips, water in the workshop and preventing rust.
 
Stanley Folding Marking Knife: https://amzn.to/2JQfPIr (Amazon UK) https://amzn.to/2sTmvvF (Amazon US)
 
How to make a leather strop video: https://goo.gl/BGmwQq
 

50k Subscriber Giveaway - Hitachi / Evolution / Mano Mano / Axminster

To celebrate 50k subscribers I asked tool companies and retailers who I've worked with in the past to donate some prizes, which are:
 
Hitachi DV18DBFL2 Brushless Combi Drill with 2x 3Ah batteries - https://amzn.to/2JetObE (Amazon UK) https://amzn.to/2LqfGc2 (Amazon US) - Comment #drill to be in with a chance to win!
 

Making A Teleprompter / Autocue

In this video I make a simple teleprompter / autocue to help speed up my workflow for filming 

50k Subscriber Giveaway - Hitachi / Evolution / Mano Mano / Axminster

To celebrate 50k subscribers I asked tool companies and retailers who I've worked with in the past to donate some prizes, which are:
 
Hitachi DV18DBFL2 Brushless Combi Drill with 2x 3Ah batteries - https://amzn.to/2JetObE (Amazon UK) https://amzn.to/2LqfGc2 (Amazon US) - Comment #drill to be in with a chance to win!
 

How I Designed The Plywood Armchair

In this video I'm going to cover how I designed the plywood chair that I built recently.  That video was a collaboration project with John Heisz from I Built It, where we both challenged ourselves to design and build a chair using only 1 sheet of plywood for material. 
The plans and a cut list for this build will be available on my Patreon page if anyone watching is interested in building one of these, link to that in the description box below.

Making A Plywood Armchair - John Heisz Collaboration

In this video I make an armchair using one sheet of plywood.  
 
This project is a collaboration with John Heisz from I Build It - check out his video here: https://youtu.be/-uvjAVQqnyo
 
John's YouTube Channels:
I Build It main channel: 
I Build It second channel:

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