Crib #3: Joinery layout and spindle stock

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Blog entry by Ivan posted 02-01-2012 06:16 PM 1258 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I was able to get my spindle stock joined and planed last night. Over the weekend I layed out my mortise locations and I think that I might change the side top rails. Originally I was going to use an ‘S’ curve on top like G&G, but that conflicted with the simple arches everywhere else. Now I’m thinking that a simple inverted arch on top and an arch on the bottom might look better, the joinery doesn’t change, thankfully.

Fortunately I was able to get all my spindle stock from ‘salvaged’ material from the local flooring mill. Still can’t get over what they throw away.

Oh and I was able to test out my Steel City 40200H planer, very nice…

-- "Do it right the first time, you'll just kick yourself later..."

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#1 posted 02-01-2012 06:30 PM

nice…looking forward to seeing the end result

-- just get stuck in and have a go!!!

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