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Thread: WIP - Mason's 4 poster Bed

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    WIP - Mason's 4 poster Bed

    After letting the turned parts sit for a whole year, I hauled them out to try and finish this project of my grandsons bed. After the glue up of 2x6 maple, had several problems with cracking, glue joint failure. After some repairs, re-turning on the lathe, I was fed up and tossed it under the bench . With this years presents done, I pulled out the turned parts, no more cracking, etc. Did some repair by gluing wood in the cracks. So I laminated up the 4/4 maple into the headboard yesterday, then glued on a trim piece for the top. Today I cut out the headboard, cut mortises and did some fitting. Some pics from last year and yesterday and today's progress.
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    your bed post spinning is spectacular.
    May I ask, did you do the entire piece besides the cap of the leg/post as one piece?

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    good save bryon,, if only all troubles ended like that
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    your bed post spinning is spectacular.
    May I ask, did you do the entire piece besides the cap of the leg/post as one piece?
    pics 2& 3 are the two main pieces. I had help with the turning from this attachment!
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    Finished up fitting the other post by supper. Starting to look like a bed, a very heavy bed!
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    Giving the mortiser a workout! Quickly cut the two tenons on TS, clean up with my new LV bull nose plane.
    Dry fit of footboard.
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    Beautiful Bryan
    The butternut post on the bed I'm making has developed a crack like the one on yours. I was wondering about the best way to repair it. I was going to put a few screws in and plug them but I think I'll try your method.
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    What a grand bed Those ends must be pretty solid and heavy Eh? Nice work and i like the way you seem to be setup to be able to get a good run at a project in your time in the shop. Keeps the motivation up.
    Thanks for sharing.
    cheers

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    got the metal hangers mounted in the posts and end rails. test of parts pic
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    UPDATE!

    2 coats of stain and 1 coat of lacquer on so far today
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