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Bed from a (few) boards

Gerald

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IMG_2776.thumb.JPG.038a46e86c2d28ee0d06a466a8fd112e.JPGHave to start with a glue up . Did not think I could find 6 x 6 dry pine so here we go with 3 pieces of 2 x 6. Tried to get the knots toward the surface outer edges as these would be turned off. Remember you can never have too many clamps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_2780.thumb.JPG.f9691888c86c339b9c76c202c1ee3441.JPGAfter squaring the blanks on table saw we will need a centered hole to assemble the two parts of the post as this lathe is not long enough to turn as one piece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_2783.thumb.JPG.db4e9dbb25a5fcf19e69c329d2b72960.JPGHaving that hole creates a stabilization problem for turning which is solved by using a cone center in the tailstock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fluting jigfluting jig top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The left picture is the fluting jig cutting the upper post . The right picture shows a closer look at the the jig cutting the post.

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These are the finished post parts with fluting done on one. Right picture shows the connection for the parts of the post.

 

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This round turning and finial go on top of the headboard and footboard.

 

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This shows the incomplete mortise and tenon to join the posts to foot and head boards. The raised panels are installed and at this point are prestained.

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The complete project. Not exact but a close similarity to a bed we lost when our house was flooded over 30 years ago.



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Go ahead and call your laywer.  I believe three glued up 2x6'ies will be stronger than your 6x6 either before or after each is turned!!..... same reason lamanated beams are rated stronger than one solid beam.. grain is running different directions plus all the glue.

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Dadio that's what I get for reading an old post.  Also if I had have been in on the post way back there in 2017 I would have chewed Gerald out for using pine instead of hardwood. I'm almost certain I read in the good book, pine is for home building, where as it came to pass that only hardwood shall be used for the things one puts inside of that there home.... I sure hope Gerald don't come on here and try to tell me it ain't none of my business what he uses and where he puts it......

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I'd like to use more pine. We live in or around huge pine/fir forests and, the crap I can find in the local yards isn't worth looking at for woodworking. 2X6s or, 2X8s will yeild some better stuff but, when ya need 3/4 or less, it can be a real hassle. 

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2 hours ago, Gene Howe said:

I'd like to use more pine. We live in or around huge pine/fir forests and, the crap I can find in the local yards isn't worth looking at for woodworking. 2X6s or, 2X8s will yeild some better stuff but, when ya need 3/4 or less, it can be a real hassle. 

Seems like anymore all the heart wood goes to the 4X's & 2X's and  the wood next to the bark goes to the 1 X's, and whats left goes to particle board and the fines go to MDF.

Herb

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7 hours ago, Gene Howe said:

I'd like to use more pine. We live in or around huge pine/fir forests and, the crap I can find in the local yards isn't worth looking at for woodworking. 2X6s or, 2X8s will yeild some better stuff but, when ya need 3/4 or less, it can be a real hassle. 

There is a song about that, "My heart Pines for you", it is about 2X4's and 4X6"s.

Just saying,

Herb

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