Went through the inventory the other night. Not much left from that old bed frame. One side rail was PLYWOOD and soaked. Maybe next time. The other rail was something….different. Looked almost like a glue-lam board….LOT of plys. Well, maybe a rip here, a cross cut there, and I can build a frame? Ripped the board right down the middle. Cut one section to about 33” give or take a hair. Jointed the sawn edge. The othe section was crosscut to just over 13” or so. Might have been 14”? Had to allow for some 1/2” tenons.
Got out the router, and made a groove along one edge. Then set some jigs out. Got some new toys to play with
REAL Mortise chisels! First, I needed tenons made. Used a crosscut saw, the sharpest one in the shop, to saw some wood
Hey, it works. Tenons go a bit deeper than the grooves. So the mortise chisels got a work out. And a frame got built
There is a small jig at the corner. Helps hold parts in place while I beat on them. A second jig is just behind the first, kind of a stop block. Well, with the frame done, I can sit things aside, off in a corner
Frame is sitting on top of the box, and some trim pieces are there as well
Salvaged from the headboard. The fancy part will go down, with the 90 degree corner against the lid’s edge, and the side of the box, like a dust seal.
Once the frame was built, I could measure for a panel. Brought in the last 1×10 from the stash. Needed a panel @ 29-1/4 long, by 13” wide….from a 1×10? Ripped a section to make the filler strip to get it to 13”. and set things in the clamps
and set off for lunch. Maybe tomorrow, I can raise a panel, assemble a lid, and trim it out? Stay tuned..
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