|Project by Zjawin||posted 02-26-2013 01:21 PM||2742 views||5 times favorited||10 comments|
This is the second post for this headboard. It’s constructed of American black walnut frame and panel with drawbore mortise and tenon.
The framing panel tenons were cut with an 11 tooth backsaw the wide rail double tenons on the top and bottom were cut with the rabbit plane then shaped with the rasp and cut out with A saw.
In the one photo you can see how I mitered the molding using a shooting board to get a good fit
Additionally you can see how I handcarved the reeds on the legs.
The chamfers we’re done with a plane and chisel the design was taken from the historic example.
Note that the size of the headboard (king) is approximately the size of my shop so working on it was not an easy task