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Kody's Bed #1: Overview

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Blog entry by Randy Klein posted 09-06-2007 11:15 PM 522 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my very first project I’m attempting. I’ve been studying (books, DVDs, TV shows) the craft for a few years now while I built up my repertoire of tools. So that means almost every tool and technique I attempt, is really for the first time. The only other experience I have is with house remodeling.

So far, everything is going well and I am actually nearing the end.

It’s based on Rockler’s plans, with a few modifications which I’ll point out in the follow-ups.

The wood will be mainly hard maple with cherry as a complementary species.

As for the finish, I plan on using BLO followed by shellac. Two things I haven’t used yet, so like everything else, that’ll be a fun time.

Every joint will be done with the Domino, except for the knock-down hardware.

And after I get this bed done, I’m going to do the whole thing again for my other son. I’ll document that piece in more detail and in more stages of progress. Hopefully that one will go a lot faster.

One of my goals for this project was to not have to power sand anything. And I’m happy to report that I was successful. With a combination of a jointer and smoothing plane, plus a spokeshave for the curves, I prepared all my pieces to what I think is a nice surface. We’ll see what the finish says though…



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mot

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#1 posted 09-06-2007 11:24 PM

Well, with a big smile on my face and slap on the back, I say to you, “No pictures? Didn’t happen.” Get out the camera, brother Lumberjock. Get out the camera!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 09-06-2007 11:25 PM

I was going to give you a hard time about some photos, but I knew Mot would be on top of it. : ^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Randy Klein

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#3 posted 09-06-2007 11:27 PM

Man, little patience. I’m putting the pics together as we speak, err type, err read…

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mot

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#4 posted 09-06-2007 11:49 PM

LOL…patience is not something I have alot of, Randy! I’m looking forward to seeing the project! Don’t let our fooling around rush you.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 09-07-2007 01:00 AM

I’m with you on the pictures Mot & Wayne – if you ain’t got a picture of the project, you ain’t got a project :-)). And Randy, a belated welcome to the LumberJock Community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#6 posted 09-07-2007 01:05 AM

The pictures I reserved for the follow up posts. See parts 2 and 3.

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