Well guys and gals, the wife is at a baby shower and the 2 yr old is with Grandma at the water park. That means I have a few hours to work on the new crib again!!!!! I recently cut the radius portions on the legs and headboard top. To do this I cut the first leg with a jigsaw (man I wish I had a bandsaw) then used it as a pattern on the router table with a flush trim bit. Everything went well until the last leg. The bit caught some grain and split a little bit of the lower leg. No worries, a quick buzz through the tablesaw and all was well. I really chewed up the headboard top with the jigsaw, so I re-marked the radius and went back to the router table with a straight bit for a little free hand work. Took it down to within a 1/16 of the line, and took my time. After that, I put the sacrificial fence on with about 1/32 of the bit showing. Keeping the radius touching on both sides of the bit, I removed that last little bit. Cleaned everything up with a palm sander. Probably not the best, but the safest and most accurate method I could come up with. Next came the interesting part, I finally used my pocket hole jig to put all pieces together for the headboard (minus the panels). That thing is awsome. Since it will not show, thougth this would be OK. Went together well, and stayed flush and square. Just for kicks, I put “paint grade” plugs in for a little contrasting color. They will be against the wall, but I will know they are there. All and all, pretty happy with today’s progress. I plan on routing a rabbit in the back side to place the panels. It should work pretty smooth with a straight edge (in my mind at least). Anyway, thanks for reading and here are a couple pics.
-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!