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Blog entry by T. D. Reid posted 03-04-2012 01:15 AM 1063 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday I was able to get the four rails for the head and foot boards sanded down to the correct thickness along with a rabbit to hold the stiles. Then I cut the tenons on the rails and cut a test mortise for the legs.
Today I put six hours in the shop and got the mortises cut on the legs along with a dry fit. I cut the tenons for the first 15 stiles for the head board. I will get the other 15 tenons cut on the stiles for the foot board and then will start sanding all of these pieces so that I can get the finish on it before I assemble it.

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#1 posted 03-04-2012 02:11 AM

t a great start to this project. Looks like you have thought this out pretty well in advance

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 03-04-2012 02:18 AM

Gonna look nice. Looking forward to final pics. What finish are you going to use?

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#3 posted 03-04-2012 02:49 AM

I will use a finish that I picked up from Popular Woodworkings Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects. It is J.E. Moser’s Golden Amber Maple water-based aniline dye sold by Woodworker’s Supply then a coat of wipe on Heavy-bodied Glaze Van Dyke Brown sold by Mohawk Finishing Products. Two coats of wipe on poly and then I will add a coat of Black Bison wax.
You can see what it looks like on the A&C bookcase that I build. I really like the ease of the finish and when you find something that works you should stick with it. It makes the rays from the QSWO explode off the piece.
Thanks I sure try to plan these builds out in advance. Sometimes it drives my wife nuts because I will tell her something that I’m going to build and it will be six months before I am going to start it. I am building her a queen size A&C style bed when I finish this one for my son. I still have to finalize the plans on it because I am using the designs from three different people. Should be great and I am looking forward to it. The most interesting upcoming build to watch out for is three matching night stands. This will be my first mass production and its mind numbing to think about. lol

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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