Bunk Beds: XL Twin over Queen; Cherry and Walnut #2: Mortising for the rail to head/footboard hardware

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Blog entry by Lee Barker posted 12-27-2011 12:59 AM 1288 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Milling leg stock Part 2 of Bunk Beds: XL Twin over Queen; Cherry and Walnut series Part 3: The rails »

I made this fixture by ripping a 3/4 wide strip of Baltic to define the width of the slot, then reglueing it together. I used a 3/4 collar and a 5/8 bit.

In addition to mortising for the hook to enter the leg, one also must mortise below that point for the hook to move toward the floor for complete engagement. I discovered that laying the plate in one way, marking, then the other way, and marking again, made a perfect outline of what needed to be removed. I used the drill press.

-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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