This is my first rustic project, and now I know a little bit of log wood difficulty.
It took so long to peel the skin, and after that, I wondered how to make the tenon out of these irregular shape logs. So looked around the internet and found there are products call log tenon cutter, or log tenon jig, but not so easy to get these in Japan, and if I order it by internet from US, it will take a long time and extra money for shipping.
I looked some video of log tenon jig using router, I thought I can build some jig myself… Mmm i don’t know if you call this thing jig, but it worked just OK. It’s just a piece of wood with a hole which is only a bit bigger then the tenon size you want to make.
I only make maybe about 8-10 tenon for this bed, and this is just fine with me.
And this is what I could do by today.
I need to do some steps to the main 2 logs before I really put them together, so this is only temporary image of head board for now. But it looks great! Just like living in a cabin in Rocky mountain!
-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/