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Blog series by RenB updated 03-23-2018 12:40 AM 3 parts 2264 reads 2 comments total

Part 1: Design

01-21-2018 06:21 AM by RenB | 1 comment »

All right please bear with me, this is my first Blog entry on any topic. The wife and I are expecting our first child at the end of May. We are equal parts excited and terrified (to be honest I’m a little more on the terrified side, but don’t tell her). The only project on my list currently is a Bluetooth speaker, but that is on hold because the battery I ordered is coming from china with a one-month ETA. So, I thought that maybe I would get in over my head and build the cri...

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Part 2: Building Curves

01-23-2018 11:49 PM by RenB | 0 comments »

Looking at my Sketchup model the thing I think would be the biggest problem is the arches on the back board. There are 2 curved boards, one curved molding and one Laminated board. I figure this is the best place to get started. The first thing I did was find the radius of the arch that I wanted to create. To do this I found an online calculator and put in the width and height of the arch segment I had. I came up with a 68.25” radius. Next I got some MDF to use as a template. ...

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Part 3: Completing the headboard

03-23-2018 12:40 AM by RenB | 1 comment »

At this point I have all the arches cut out except for the small molding piece. Now I just need to cut their length down and add the chamfer in the larger molding I used the router table to cut the chamfer on the large molding. I did shallow passes and used wooden screw clamps to increase the base of the arch and keep it from tipping, seeing as the base was getting narrower with each pass. I then started laying out the pieces together to find the exact length of the arches. I...

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