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Double Single Bed #5: Bed Bolts & Final Assembly

01-25-2016 02:55 PM by ttocsmi | 0 comments »

With the dry-fit of the headboards complete, it was time to drill holes for the bed bolts. (Sorry, no pictures. I’m sure you can imagine what holes look like.) The 3/8 inch holes through the posts were done earlier on the drill press (see part #3). Two were off-center by about 1/16 inch, but the rest were spot-on. To bore into the rails, I set up the mini-jig below for each joint. The rail is held in place using some scrap 4×4 and clamps. The shoulders are flush with the scrap, ensuring minimal lateral movement once the post is in position. I fit the tenon into the post mortise & (using the post hole as a guide) bored a 3/8 inch hole into the end of the rail. ...

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