6 way miter

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Project by Fuzzman posted 07-08-2012 11:49 PM 3935 views 12 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Baby furniture built by Dad for the first time and Grandpa for the first time. I’m the proud Grandpa. Made from solid ash and ash veneer. The bed converts from an infant bed to a toddler bed to a youth bed to a twin bed so it can grow as the baby grows. We finished it just in time because it looks like the baby will be here in two or three days. The corners are a 6 way miter. First the frames are made with mitered corners then the frames for the sides, top, and front are mitered together. It makes for a very interesting corner.

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#1 posted 07-08-2012 11:57 PM

Wow there is some serious skill mate !! I used to have to do a simular technique wen i used to work at Eagle Window but that Is some impressive work!

-- "If the Universe is Infinite, Then all dreams are real."

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#2 posted 07-09-2012 12:57 AM

First of all, congratulations Grandpa !
(I became a grandpa for the 1st time on June 6th!)

That is a seriously cool 6 way miter !
The whole set looks great !

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#3 posted 07-09-2012 12:58 AM

I can hardly make a 45! WOW!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#4 posted 07-09-2012 01:12 AM

That is a very impressive joint. Don’t think I could pull that off.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 07-09-2012 01:27 AM

Damn! those corners are amazing! well the whole project is but that first picture had me look 6 times! nicely done!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#6 posted 07-09-2012 02:38 AM

That is outstanding!

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#7 posted 07-09-2012 03:31 AM

Darned Impressive. Not once, but 12 times by my count. I think by the time I was done getting the corners right on something like that, they’d be the size of cigar boxes instead of bedroom furniture.

-- -- Don from PA

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#8 posted 07-09-2012 03:51 AM

I am still struggling to repeatedly produce a perfect 45°…the precision in your work (spacing between the drawers, for example) is really impressive.

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#9 posted 07-09-2012 03:59 AM

You love accuracy and it shows. Thanks for making it look easy, me like don1965 would end with dolls furniture by the time I got it right.

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#10 posted 07-09-2012 04:53 AM

Those are great joints!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 07-09-2012 09:56 AM

AMAZING!!! joints and great looking set too.
You got an eye for details:)
What material is used inside the squares on the drawers?

Best reg

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#12 posted 07-09-2012 12:35 PM

Good Job!

Very well done, and congrats on the family.


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#13 posted 07-09-2012 05:08 PM

Nice tight joints! I’m impressed. Congrats on your first Grandson or Granddaughter. As they say “If I knew how much fun they were I would of had them instead of my kids.” Don

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#14 posted 07-09-2012 05:28 PM

Most importantly: Congrats to dad and grandpa!

This is a lovely bedroom set which will serve the newcomer for many years, and serve as a reminder that she or he was well loved even before that first cry for air!

How on earth can you plan a corner like that – are you a mathc genius?

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#15 posted 07-09-2012 05:48 PM

Congrats on being a grandpa. Very will done job on all of your pieces ,plus super nice joinery.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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