Woodworking
Crib – End rails and slats

Slat Fitting The curved end rails made for some interesting routing for the mortises.  The slats were inserted into the bottom rail mortises and aligned behind each of the mortises. Then pieces of blue masking tape were used to mark the length to the bottom of the rail and the angle. An additional 1/2 inch […]

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Metalworking
Crib – Planing and Plasma

Completing the rails Today’s tasks included completing the front and back top rails and making the bottom plates that fasten the ends to the front and back . The top rails needed to be transformed into the sleek shapes in the drawing. This meant making the under-hanging lip, adding it to the rail and the […]

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Woodworking
Crib – Headboard

What will become the headboard of the bed is the tall / wall side of the crib. This week we have sanded all of the legs and rails and spindles. The headboard has three flat panels. They are glued up from two 5mm  (not quite 1/4″) thick sheets of oak veneer plywood.   The front facing […]

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CNC Router
Crib – Rails and slats

Rails and Slats Today we were mortising the crib side rails and slats. The lower rail mortises were done on the CNC  router.  Overall, there are 50 mortises to cut for the slats. The front rails are 5″ tall and the end rails are and 6″ tall. So these had to be clamped upright to […]

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CNC Router
Crib – Construction Start

Return to the shop The last few weeks were taken up with vacation and conferences. So there has been no progress on the crib. Teal and I had brought in the last of the wood from the shed, but it was not thick enough for this project and has to wait for another project.  This […]

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