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Crib for Granddaughter #5: Odds and Ends

11-15-2020 01:42 PM by GrumpyCub | 0 comments »

We are getting close to the end of this project, but as with all projects, there are a few odds and ends that need doing before we can apply finish and call it done. I disassembled the entire crib and sanded all the parts first with 80 grit through to 220 grit. In addition to sanding, all of the sharp edges needed to be knocked off. Momma has a particular style that she desires for this crib which means it still needs to look square, but we can’t have those hard edges on my grandbaby...

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Crib for Granddaughter #3: Holes, Holes, Holes

11-03-2020 10:37 PM by GrumpyCub | 1 comment »

This post likely will not be as exciting for the casual follower, it basically covers the drilling of numerous holes. The crib has two sets of holes that need to be drilled at this point. Set #1 – Mattress support bracket holes. The inside of each leg will receive 4 holes. A brass insert will be inserted into each hole so that a bolt can be threaded in to hold the mattress support. Here I am just showing the holes drilled into the rear legs. This picture shows the co...

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Crib for Granddaughter #2: Ship Lap Day

10-24-2020 09:53 PM by GrumpyCub | 4 comments »

Well today was all about ship lap.The first step to adding the ship lap to the headboard is to cut a dado into each of the headboard legs. The dado will not go all the way to the bottom so we have to create a stopped dado. I used my table saw to cut the dados, but as you can see, the curve of the table saw blade does not leave a clean, square stop to the dado. In the past I have used a chisel to square up the end of a stopped dado, and I did that here to remove the bulk of the w...

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Crib for Granddaughter #1: Progress to date

10-23-2020 10:00 PM by GrumpyCub | 0 comments »

I’m using this blog to document my progress on building a crib for my 1st grandchild. It has long been a desire of mine to build a crib for a child or grandchild and I am so thankful for the opportunity. The goal is have to have true mortise and tenon joinery throughout, while being able to disassemble the crib for storage. Here we go! Purchased about 30 board feet of beautiful red oak for this project. Step one was to laminate some of the oak for the four legs. Onc...

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Crib #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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Crib #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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Crib #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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3-in-1 baby bed #4: Building the railing - and a new jig

12-04-2016 06:15 PM by JSOvens | 2 comments »

I felt like it was time to actually build something for this project. I started with a component which I felt was relatively inconsequential. As woodworkers, we should strive to put due care and skill into every component of a build I know, but it can be prudent to try out new techniques and methods on a component which, when talking in practical terms, just isn’t as important as the rest. In this case, that component is the small rail on the toddler bed circled in the diagram below. ...

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3-in-1 baby bed #3: Beefing up the legs

11-25-2016 02:54 AM by JSOvens | 3 comments »

With rough milling out of the way, I began work on the project with the big beefy leg posts. The main leg blanks measure 3”x4”, so I will need to laminate two boards together to achieve this. All of the lumber I bought was flat sawn, however, with the boards shown below, if I rip them in half, I should get two more-or-less rift sawn pieces (which I hear are more stable and lend themselves well to legs). I figured the best way to laminate the boards would be to have their en...

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3-in-1 baby bed #2: Rough milling - the rough way

11-19-2016 06:21 AM by JSOvens | 1 comment »

So what to do with all of this rough cherry? The title of this entry is meant to allude to the fact that for me milling stock has never been as simple as running it through a jointer, planer and table saw to achieve S4S boards. For the first complete project I’ve written about on LJs (poplar shoe rack), I did all of the initial milling using a router planing jig and a table saw. It was a ton of time and effort but the results were decent. When I started building a hand tool cabinet (whi...

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