4 Poster Cannonball Bed

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Blog series by BryanatWoodstock updated 10-19-2013 07:21 AM 13 parts 18145 reads 7 comments total

Part 1: turning using Vega copier on General lathe

04-01-2013 10:34 AM by BryanatWoodstock | 4 comments »

This queen size bed in oak is for my son and D.I.L.. I picked up 6/4 and 8/4 oak for the bed. Bed posts are laminated up and planed to 5&1/2” square.I’m using a Vega copier to ruff turn the parts. Finish turning with hand chisels. A paper pattern I drew is glued to 1/4 ply scraps for template use.The blanket roll is 2 pieces, one longer so a pin is turned to be glued to hole drilled in the other.Turning 18 pounds of oak, bottom post section. I nick the corners with a chisel t...

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Part 2: 2 piece bed roll , drilling

04-12-2013 10:42 PM by BryanatWoodstock | 0 comments »

Turned a 1 & 1/2” x 2” long pin on one piece, drilled in the lathe with a forstner bit on lowest speed. Used my lathe chuck to grip the turning. Trying grain filler on the oak.

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Part 3: dealing with transition flat to round.

04-14-2013 09:41 AM by BryanatWoodstock | 0 comments »

I have the mid post turnings sanded, and moved on to the bottom post. On the corners, I don’t use lathe chisels on the very outside edge for fear of a catch , .. I use a 60 grit disc and and rotate the turning by hand. The Rotex in aggressive mode does a quick job of it. Next, to crisp up the flat face and turned edges, a trip across the jointer. That eliminates the small chip outs.

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Part 4: Drilling parts.

04-14-2013 03:37 PM by BryanatWoodstock | 0 comments »

Got the holes drilled. With the new lathe chuck, using it to hold & drive the turnings. I make sure that the turning will rotate against the bit, then start lathe on lowest setting. I advance the drill bit till the drill chuck starts to enter the hole. The turned Pins are 2& 1/4” long. New post design compared to the Ash bed I built a yr ago. Mattress height is 4&1/2” lower, or 13”& 1/2” off floor. D.I.L. wanted bed lower to floor, hope this is enou...

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Part 5: cleaning up square to round transition

04-15-2013 09:53 AM by BryanatWoodstock | 0 comments »

I take a 1/16” pass on the jointer to crisp up the turned edge.

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Part 6: Headboard

04-20-2013 08:24 PM by BryanatWoodstock | 0 comments »

using 6/4 for the head board. Design as I go, decided to use the 11” planks full size , against the taller bed post. Looks like the headboard will be 4” taller than the last bed I made like this.12”jointer getting some use!planed and jointedglue up , need long clamps.

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Part 7: tenons, arch decoration

04-21-2013 10:46 PM by BryanatWoodstock | 0 comments »

cut the 2” Long x 3/4” tenons with the dado blade. Made a jig to draw the arch on 4/4 stocksanded panelsanded inside curve of arch4 passes with a multi profile bitclamped up!

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Part 8: Mortises!

04-28-2013 04:42 PM by BryanatWoodstock | 0 comments »

Hauled out the floor mortiser today,top tenon has been tapered to 3/4” hand plane to fit then trace for top mortise, cut 1/16” extra on top and bottomI made 2 V blocks same width as bottom post to hold mid section centredfitting goodThe 1/16” gap for seasonal movement in headboardtest fit2 more hrs in the shop this afternoon, I got the mortises cut for the footboard, and the holes drilled for the bed roll.

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Part 9: routing for bed rail hangers

05-14-2013 09:27 AM by BryanatWoodstock | 0 comments »

I made up a jig for the colt router to accurately cut width and depth for the hangers. I use another trim router to cut relief slots for the hooksBy adding a spacer block to the jig, cut the mortise on the ends of the bed rails.Added a 1.72×2 inch strip to support the box spring. On the second glue up found out that the 83&1/4” length of the other rail I measured for the support was 1/4” too long. I thought I had trimmed the rails to length weeks ago, rails should be 82&#...

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Part 11: spraying satin lacquer

07-13-2013 11:49 PM by BryanatWoodstock | 0 comments »

Just finished the footboard with 3 coats. I have been spraying on and off since 10 am, sure makes for a long day.

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Part 13: delivered and set up at my son's place

10-19-2013 07:21 AM by BryanatWoodstock | 2 comments »

Test fit of finished bed Loaded the bed into the Ranger . Bed set up at my son’s place

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