I finally have all of the mortises cut in the legs and the bed rail fasteners installed.
Next step, cut the tappers in the rear legs:
Now cut the tappers on the front legs: Oops, I misread the combination square AGAIN! The mortises for the bed rail fasteners are supposed to be 7-1/4” up from the bottom. I just have to remember to read the correct side of the square. So the mortises ended up being way to low.
I could make new legs but that would require a trip to the hardwood dealer and recutting all of those mortises, or attempt a patch. I opted for a patch. I believe it’s called a Dutchman but I could be wrong. If the Dutchmans don’t come out all that great, I can always remake new legs.
So I used my POS trim router to make a even mortise where the misplaced rail fasteners was:
Then I cut out a piece out of the same wood, used hand planes to get it to the correct size and then hammered it home:
I’ll see what it looks like after I cut the tappers in the front legs. If the Dutchmans look like crap, I’ll just make new legs…
-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135