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Bed Frame, out of Pine #3: head board joinery done...

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 05-21-2018 02:51 AM 265 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Joinery work, part 1 Part 3 of Bed Frame, out of Pine series Part 4: Grooves & Dry Fits »

and a design change….more on that, later
The 2×4s for the headboard’s panel to sit in…needed some work….needed to make a place for them to sit in the posts…

Still clamped together. laid out for a few dados…

This will house the tenons..handsaw to cut the walls of the dados..

Hammer and a big chisel to pop the waste out..

shoulder plane to level them out. Laid out for a couple mortises..

Usual suspect to dig the holes..

And done.

At least these were…decided the separate the two posts and work on the top mortises, one post at a time…first pair were easy….second set?

Not so easy….still needed to mill a groove, though..

But these would be a “stopped” groove. Went as deep as the Stanley 45 could go on each end. Then a backsaw to cut the rest of the way down, and a chisel to pop the waste out…

Got this one done and set aside, then worked on the other post…

And set it aside, as well. laid one of the 2×4 rails on the bench….needed it trim for length..

From 72” down to 63” long….got both rails trimmed for length….decided to at least try a couple tenons..

Laid out using the mortises as a guide. Bandsaw to make a few cuts, as standing this straight up and using the backsaw was not going to happen. Backsaw did cut a bit of the waste of….the waste inbetween the tenons was chiseled out..

Something like this. Was getting a bit late in the day, tried a dry fit..

Pretty close, a little fine tuning should do the trick.

Design change? Sliding dovetails are no longer in the plan…too much weight to be swinging around, trying to bang things together…..will used counter-bored screws for the head and foot board rails, with a bead of glue..the side rails will just get a pair of lag screws, with a washer, into a counter-bored hole, the screwsfor the head and foot board rails will get plugs. Those rails will stay put. Then all I need to do is add the lags when assembling the frame. 8 lags, two per end.

Waiting on the Boss to get the fabric and padding so I can get that panel done…..and the head board assembled.

May just get the foot board done, while I’m waiting…

Next exciting episode? Rails need grooves, and the rest of the tenons done….then a dry fit of the main parts of the head board…..and it ain’ t a tiny one, either…
Stay tuned…

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