I am in the planning stages for what will prove to be the most difficult, most important, and most rewarding project I have ever attempted. It all started about 17 weeks ago with 2 pink lines on a little stick. Now I have been commisioned by my favorite client, my wife, to build the furniture for our future bundle of joy. The list includes, a crib, a changing table with possible removable hutch above, and an armoire. The latter two pieces are easy enough, simple modern lines (our favorite style) but the crib is what will prove to push me to the limit of my abilities. Can I do it? That's not even a question, I will do it no matter what it takes or how many hours. Sure I could save myself some headache and just buy the thing, but where is the fun in that. Not to mention the pride I will feel each time I see my first born sleeping so peacefully in his/her crib that daddy built. My question for you is in reference to the sides of the crib, I need to figure out how i am going to cut the mortises for the railings into that curved section of the side. I have a few ideas, but don't like any of them. let me start by saying i have no mortiser, not even sure if a mortiser could do it anyway (not sure if it would fit under the bit in all places due to the curve)
so anybody have any good ideas or techniques??
thanks in advance for the help