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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 1946 days ago 1046 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A couple of weeks ago I posted making the bedposts. I finally got around to getting some more oak and have been making the head and foot.

As you can see it’s made of oak and has three raised panels. I got the idea from Chris Davis, a LJ. He posted a really nice bed with raised panels and it caught my eye. The bed is full size so what you see here is about 52” across.

Here is a close up of a few of the rail and stile joints. It’s the second time I’ve done this and it still seems to be coming out ok.


Another closeup

I’ll be connecting all the panels and rails to the bedposts with loose tenon joints. I used loose tenons for the first time in my last project and I like them. This is my jig to cut them. This Bosch router has turned out to be a great tool.

And here are the mortises .

Addendum: Here’s the finished bed. It’s also in my project section.

And the plaque at the foot.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.



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PurpLev

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#1 posted 1946 days ago

looks really good, I like the router setup… thanks for the post!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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woodworm

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#2 posted 1945 days ago

Very nice work.
I’ve been looking for a decent router guide fence like yours. Do think it fits other makes?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 1945 days ago

Woodworm, I could take some measurements of rod size, spacing between them etc. if you’re interested. Let me know. I’m wondering of lots of router makers don’t supply fences from a common supplier. Except for the knob a lot of them seem to look a lot alike.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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woodworm

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#4 posted 1945 days ago

Yes Daniel.
Mine is Ryobi model R600E. The fence is a bit wobble, and the edge fence does not really square to the router base.
The rod is 1/2” in diameter and the spacing is 4-1/2” (center to centre)

Thanks for your time Daniel.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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woodworm

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#5 posted 1945 days ago

Here is the pic of the said edge guide fence.

Thanks for your time. Daniel

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 1945 days ago

Dan
Very nice workmanship. I’m kinda perplexed though with the grain in the pannels running iin opposite directions. Was Chris’s orignal design this way, and how did look when finished.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#7 posted 1945 days ago

Woodworm: Mine is 3/8” and 4” separation. Keep looking I guess.

Dock16: Yes his bed was made that way. And he mentioned that he did it on purpose to see what it would be like. And he and I both liked it. Hence the 90 degree panel. I still had to join a 2” piece at the top of the panel to make it wide enough.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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