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Blog series by Alan S updated 10-18-2011 05:01 AM 4 parts 11610 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: Exciting News and a Crib Design!

08-07-2011 02:37 AM by Alan S | 3 comments »

What do you think would happen if a Lumberjock and his wife found out they were expecting a day after returning from their trip to Pasadena, CA where they toured the Gamble House? Of course, a Greene and Greene inspired crib design would shortly follow! This is the third blog I have started having not finished the first two, but this project will absolutely be done by February. How could I live with having to buy a mass produced crib for our new baby? I studied the regulations for cri...

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Part 2: Legs and Rails Cut and Shaped

08-15-2011 02:58 AM by Alan S | 5 comments »

I have begun construction on the front and back panels of the crib. After a lot of careful layout, I started roughing out the four legs and the four horizontal rails with the table saw and band saw. I like buying the best quality tools I can afford, but sometimes I just can’t justify the really nice stuff. So, I bought this 1” x 30” belt sander from Harbor Freight. This thing works, but barely! It doesn’t take much pressure to bog down the motor and stop it,...

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Part 3: Lots of Mortises and Tenons

08-28-2011 04:27 AM by Alan S | 3 comments »

So since I finished shaping the legs and horizontal rails, the huge task of cutting all the joinery has begun. It may not be obvious from the pictures I’ve shown so far, but the surfaces that the vertical slats mate into is sloped by about 2 degrees. That slope is just enough to make the tenons difficult to cut. I don’t have a mortising machine, so I chopped them using my drill press and hand chisels. Here are the vertical slats I started out with: I cut the tenon s...

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Part 4: One Panel Done!

10-18-2011 05:01 AM by Alan S | 2 comments »

Since last time, I finished fitting all the slats and the center panel: I started out by fitting the tenons in the bottom rail. Then I marked at the top how long and at what angle the top tenons should be. After much thought and planning, I finally was able to glue the whole thing up. Here’s the result! What do you think?!? There’s still a lot to do, but it’s coming along nicely! Alan

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