Here is a little more progress on my build
Installing the brackets on the bed posts:
First I lay out the location of the Mortise with a mortising gauge. I need to get something better than this crappy Harbor Freight gauge but it does ok for now.
Chisel out the ends of the mortise with a chisel.
I start with my router plane set to full depth and work from one end back removing waste little by little.
#71 Action shot!
The smooth and crisp mortise is a beautiful thing. :-)
Next I make a couple of more mortises a clearance for the little hooks.
These don’t need to be pretty.
Test fit the bracket.
Then with the matting piece. Everything sits well.
Predrill for the screws then install the brackets (no pics of that). A power drill was used to drive the screws. I’m not a purist. I do like predrilling for screws with the egg beater though. Its easy and fast.
Same goes for the long rails.
And now we finally get to see what the bed looks like! I had to do this in the living room, I dont have the room in the garage right now.
This is how each bed will look when used seperatly. When stacked the two foot boards are used on the top bunk and the two head boards are used for the bottom bunk.
Next I need to run a decorative groove down the long rails and on the bottom rails of the head/foot boards.
For this I remove the secondary fence from the #45 and install an 1/8” cutter.
And plow away. :-)
This is the result. I nice shadow line that breaks it up a little so it doesn’t just look like a plain old board.
That’s it for now. Thanks for watching.
Questions and comments are welcome.
-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch