Catch up photos

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Blog entry by T. D. Reid posted 04-08-2012 12:06 AM 1179 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I promised you photographs to catch you up on my current build. First one is my 8 year old son on his first camping trip with dad. We had a break in the rain so he and I wanted to get the kayak and canoe in the water and figured that we would spend the night. We froze when the tempature dipped to below 32 degrees last night and we were trying out a new two man tent. It was fun and he thought it was the greatest thing ever.

Top rail that sits on top of the head and foot boards.
4/4 Quarter sawn white oak it is 6” wide with a 1/8” chamfer around the top edge.

There are 42 of these spindles for the head and foot board. They are 5/8” x 5/8” and are cut to length to fit each space thats why they are numbered.

The 8” bottom boards for the head and food boards wouldn’t fit under the throat of my mortise machine. So I bought this beauty to cut them. What a dream it is to use a tool made out of such high quality steel.

8” wide, the tenones are 5” long 5/8” thick.

There will be a matching curve on the bottom 8” rail. Notice my shop assistant dosing off on the job.

I taped on one of the corbels for the picture.

Well now its time to sand and I will start that tomorrow. I will also have to take a few hours this week to get my new sprayer out and practice with water on card board. I will also have to cut the square pegs out of walnut to pin the tenons. Tell you how that goes later in the week. Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#1 posted 04-08-2012 12:12 AM

Looks nice Todd, what are the demensions of the posts?

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#2 posted 04-08-2012 01:26 AM

Nice work Todd, i can tell you stay pretty busy with a project that big!! Pics are great!!

-- wild bill, Stapleton, Al

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#3 posted 04-08-2012 10:23 AM

Really great work & great progress!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 04-08-2012 01:17 PM

The posts are 3”x3” and I should have added that the top rail is 4”wide.

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#5 posted 04-09-2012 02:53 AM

Very nice Todd, What are you using for finish? Will you do fuming first before applying the finish to get a more authentic look? Thanks for posting the pic’s.

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