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1 hour ago, lew said:

I offered the husband my chain saw.

Offer him a hand saw.... a dull one at that! No sense making it TOO easy for him! :rolleyes:


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8 hours ago, HARO50 said:

Offer him a hand saw.... a dull one at that! No sense making it TOO easy for him! :rolleyes:


Better yet, sharp on one side, dull on the other, just let it wander.

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A whole different level of understanding when you get told to "go make your bed.":lol:

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Ok, Yard Sales this morning....found another large tub of tools..$5....more on that later...

After lunch, went to the shop.....came back out of there almost 5 hours or so later....was a hand tool joinery day...until the back stiffened up...


Worked on the larger headboard posts.   Kept them clamped up so I can tell where all the cuts and chops will happen..


Wanted the Dado to match at the top and bottom of both posts....1/2" deep, by 1-1/2" wide....to house the end of a 2 x 4 rail.  Backsaw to cut the walls..


Used this to pop the waste out....tried to "pare" the dado smooth..


It worked, but I needed the dado to be flatter, so,,,about the only plane I have...


Plane is 1.25" wide...tight fit.


Then layout for a few mortises..


And used the usual suspects..


Got these four done..


But moving both posts around at the same time was getting a bit too much...set one aside, and worked on just one post..


This one wasn't too bad...I transferred the lay outs to this end, and made sure they matched with the ones already done.   It was the last set of mortises that was...special..


A tad "knotty"?  I wasn't quite done with this post, yet..


I set up this old plane, using a #16 cutter, to plough a ~1/2" groove right down the center, to house a plywood panel for the "Padded Headboard" . Wasn't allowed to let the groove run all the way through...


Had to make a "stopped groove" to where the cutter stopped cutting at each end.   Skates on the plane held things up on the ends....we have ways..


Just like on the dados, a backsaw to cut the walls to depth, the a chisel to pare the groove flat  on each end.  Set this post aside, and worked on the other post..


Post were done I think.  2x4 arrived on the bench....6' long needed trimmed down a bit..


Needed this cut square...we have ways..


Yet another use for the Shop Trashcan!  Got both 2 x 4s cut down the 63" long..trying to get rid of the worst  of each board ( BIG knot, split)

Used the layout marks from the posts, to layout a couple tenons....would be a bit awkward to saw them with the boar standing up in the vise....bandsaw was used...


Backsaw was also used on some cuts, like this one.  Needed a chisel to remove the waste in the center..


Until it looked like this....during the first dry fit, I found out one line was a tad off...wasn't allowing the tenons to go all the way in...fixed that up, and tried again..


A little better. I clamped the two posts together to better keep track of them.   So, I have one end of one 2 x 4 done...three more ends to go....then run the 45 around, again.  This time, I can run the groove all the way through, end to end...

Back start to stiffen up...was almost 5 hours in the shop...and, after a morning walking through a few yard sales.  Might just call it a day....maybe tomorrow, I can get something done?


Stay tuned..


Oh, BTW..a $5 plastic tub was bought at a sale, this morning..


Loaded down with "goodies",   even after I threw out the "junk" stuff.....


Just a tease of the top layer....there were several more such layers..


But wait, there is more..


And more..


Wrenches and screwdrivers are now in the roll-around tool box I used at work...there was even an 1-3/8" "golden" Forstner bit buried in there.   Almost like someone had simply dumped their tool box into the tub.  They said make offer, then simply said "$5? "

Maybe I get get something more done, tomorrow,,,stay tuned..

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you did good...

on the bed posts...

and the treasure hunt...

I'll change spark plugs and be tuned...:rolleyes:

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Ok, mow the yard...Blog.....or...do a little work in the shop.....Grandson mowed the yard.....got a little more done in the shop....now workings on a few "blog"  things...B)


Had three more sets of tenons to do...


One 2 x 4 done, laid it onto the other one, and marked it out...including which face the groove will go...


Crowded shop?   Ya think?   Same as the first tenons...bandsaw a few lines, chisel the waste out...


Not too worried about "blowing out" the other side...a groove will be there..


As for making that groove


LONG groove....runs all the way through. 


Either I was cutting too deep, or going against the grain....this one was too deep of a cut...the other one was against the grain...even had the fan blowing on me...


And this was from ONE groove....whew...unclamped the posts, time for a dry fit....


End view, once I got it to stand up....had to lay one post down, then add the other parts...then stand it up...


At least the grooves to house the panel all line up.   This is actually looking at the back of the headboard...


Got to looking...this IS the front view..

Need to get  this glued up, IF I get find enough clamps long enough.  and the boss get the plywood covered.   Need to start on the rails, next..

Stay tuned...

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I thought Mondays was over....I could be wrong...Fresh DNA on the Pine...Not the recommended way to test a bead cutter for sharpness...:huh::rolleyes:

Plan for today:   Finish the work on the foot board...and hopefully  have it assembled by Supper time...that WAS the plan...



I mentioned beads...set up the Stanley 45 to cut a bead down each face ( was only to be the outside ones, that got changed)had issues with the micro adjuster on the fence working loose....had the depth of cut too deep as well...finally got those done....

Next was a few bevels..


Set the Skil saw @22.5 degrees..first cut wasn't too bad..but why the second cut wasn't?


Because the lock for the bevel had loosened...reset, recut.   Square was set to guide the cut...when there was enough room for it....otherwise I had to follow a line..


Needs a little clean up...bottom of the posts were also beveled...old school style..


Cleaned this up..


Sanded both posts to 180 grit...


Cleared the bench off...


So when I haul that 2 x 10 x 8' plank to the shop ( whew!) I will have a spot to set it....so I can trim it down a bit....96" down to 67-1/4"....I also cleaned the floor few times...


This would be the third time this morning.    Finally remembered to turn the shop fan on.....so, while I am doing Lunch, I am also dying out..

Will see how the rest of the day goes....Hopefully have the foot board done, and ready for stain...stay tuned....

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2 hours ago, steven newman said:

while I am doing Lunch, I am also dying out..

Hope not! Just dry up a bit.


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Streven that is sure a sturdy bed frame. You are doing a super job on it. What size is it a Queen? Looks more like a King Size in the pictures, did you check the mattress size?

I would put a wooden ledge on for the slats while you are at it,throw that old iron one away,or trade it for a plane. You might have to beef up under the floor too, so save those ends you cut off the rails. And don't forget to give a holler to those kids to come and help you pack that up to the bedroom.

Keep the pictures coming, don't want to miss any of this.


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Measurements were from the mattress at the start of the project.   It is a Queen size.   Ledge would be a 2 x 4, ripped down the middle, and glued and screwed in place...slats would be 1 x 6s and maybe a screw to keep them in place.   We'll see how it goes...


I suppose I had better cut the 1/2" plywood panel to size, so the Boss can get it done.  Hope she decides what flavour to make the Pine....Then maybe a coat of Poly Gloss?


We getting there...slowly...

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