Well I got the drawing finalized for the bed I'm going to build for My LOML out of the walnut that Larry brought me last year on his 2011 Tour De Wood. I like to make full size drawings so I laid it out on a piece of 1/4" ply.
This bed will test me a little as I will need to do some bent lamination's for the tops of the head board and foot board. The plan has totally changed from what I sent to Larry to figure out what I need in the way of material from him. I actually need 6/4 to get the look I want so I'll need to do some re sawing and laminating of the stiles and rails for the foot board to get the thickness I need. The panels will be birds eye maple veneer on 1/2" mdf.
I got started last night on the post for the head board and foot board. In the original plan I was going to use a lock miter bit to join the 4 pieces of walnut into a post but that won't work now do to the design of the post now. I ended up using my vacum bag to glue and clamp the 4 pieces of 7/8" thick walnut for each post.
I spread the glue with a foam roller.
Then it goes into the bag.
Here it is with the bag sealed and vacuum applied. The next post is milled and ready for glue up. I have clamps on it just to keep the pieces in order.
Here it is an hour later out of the bag.
And after a pass on the jointer.
I have to take a break on this project as I need to replace the head gasket and right front CV joint on my sons car and the center link on my wife's GMC Jimmy.