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Lap Desk for Kids

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Finishing the Project

Finishing the Project

Time to finish up
  1. Carefully mark centerpoints for 3/16" holes on the outside face of the back (B) for attaching a 3" wire pull, where dimensioned on Drawing 1. Drill the holes.
  2. Sand the lap desk and pencil box with 220-grit sandpaper. Ease the edges of the sides (A) and lid (E), where shown. Remove the dust. Then apply three coats of a clear finish. (We used a satin polyure-thane, sanding to 220 grit between coats.) For health reasons, we recommend that the adult do this in a well-ventilated area.
  3. Finally, screw the wire pull to the back (B) and the turn buttons (H) to the sides (A). Rotate the turn buttons, and check that you can raise the lid (E). If not, slightly sand the straight edges of the buttons for the needed clearance for the lid. Drive two #6x3/8" flathead wood screws that align with the magnets in the pencil box into the holes in the lid rest (D). Now have your partner round up some drawing supplies, and let the artistry begin!

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Comments (10)
k a martin wrote:

Why do you not provide this to be down loaded by FIREFOX?

10/30/2011 05:17:09 PM Report Abuse
Robert Huenke wrote:

would lbe nice for addults to

8/27/2010 06:22:45 AM Report Abuse
tbclark7 wrote:

built one that holds a lap top, and gave it my God Daughter for a graduation present ... she loves it. Would up a pic, but do not see how to do it here. Made it from multiple type woods so she could see the different woods.

8/19/2010 07:58:04 PM Report Abuse
paulfs wrote:

To download the plan, goto the plan, click Print, scroll to the bottom of the plan and click download.

8/19/2010 12:14:37 PM Report Abuse
tlwhitley wrote:

for herbwofford, dray72710, & bmwesa try this link and got to bottom of page under the heading for Finishing the project, it will show ¿Continued on page 7: SHOP TIP

8/6/2010 07:33:53 PM Report Abuse
gothmomma wrote:

In an adult size, these will make a great laptop computer desk. Gets the screen up where I can see what I'm writing without having to bend over and tire my back.

8/6/2010 11:54:21 AM Report Abuse
woodhaug wrote:

Great idea I plan on making an adult size. Great plans right at the end of shop tip. Thanks

8/6/2010 08:11:37 AM Report Abuse
smallengineserv wrote:

Click on "SHOP TIP" go down the page - Right under "© Copyright Meredith Corporation 2004, 2010" In BLUE LETTERS it says "Click here for free down loadable plan" Click on it - it doeswork and plans a clear and easy to read.

8/5/2010 01:32:50 PM Report Abuse
cweant wrote:

Look on the "Shop Tip" page directly below the Copyright. "© Copyright Meredith Corporation 2004, 2010"

8/5/2010 10:35:36 AM Report Abuse
cweant wrote:

Did you try down loading the PDF file? It is on the last page.

8/2/2010 01:11:20 PM Report Abuse

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