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July Workshop

July 20 @ 9:30 am 12:30 pm

Ben Blackwell and Charlie Palmer – Jefferson Lap Desk

The inspiration for this project came from the “from the bench” column in FWW #284, Oct 2020, p.86. This short article led to the longer FWW #144 article by Lon Schleining. The original desk was used by Jefferson to draft the Declaration of Independence and it (the desk) resides in the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. Design modifications from the original will be discussed and the trials and tribulations of building two desks will be presented.