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    Bed under construction...

    Christened the buick today...




    it won't fit sheet goods, but it'll hold more than enough sticks to keep me busy.

    this is the bed I designed for my stepson Adam. I think I may have overdone it just a bit.



    These are the parts (minus the rails)... 2x6 and 2x10s. Yes 10... oy, I could have gone with 2x8s I'm sure, but this will work better visually I think.

    Adam helped cut them all to length, there are a few more pieces yet to be cut come to think of it, but I decided to take a break for dinner when I made a minor mental error... no injuries, but I will need to cut two more parts, good thing I picked up extra wood.

    I was using this:





    I decided to gang cut the two legs together (pair on each end), and thought an auxiliary fence...

    would be in order.

    note to self, Pay closer attention to the layout lines... I don't know if you can see it, but way off to the right there's a line which is where i was supposed to be cutting towards...

    oh well, I have plenty of lumber.
    -Ned

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    Ned, I have a cross cut sled and also a Dado sled. Don't know about you but I feel a lot safer using them.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Don,
    I have a crosscut sled, but the dado sled is on the to do list. Probably about fifth or sixth at this point. With that big fence, it went just fine, other than not paying good attention to my layout lines.
    -Ned

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    2x10's !!!

    what ? does adam tip the scales at 18 or 1900 lbs ?!?!?!?

    i guess i shoulda showed ya the one i made here out of 2x4's when bettina was here ......
    what are you building today ??

    GRIZZLY

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