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Old 03-15-2008, 03:55 PM   #271
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This one was trickier. We clamped a strip of wood to the board, and ran that strip along the top of the fence, to keep from falling into the hole left by the lack of an insert.


Elegant solution. Simple and effective. I'm not sure I would have thought of it, but it's obvious in hindsight. I'd probably end up freehanding it and messing it up.
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:57 PM   #272
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This whole project is coming together nicely!
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:04 PM   #273
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Thanks! I'm not quite caught up to the present yet, but I am caught up to what I've uploaded to Flickr. More to come.
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:47 PM   #274
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We put it all together in preparation for drilling the holes for the final bolts.




With clamps holding the corner tight against the rails, a jig holding the drill straight, and a stop collar regulating the depth, we drilled holes for the bolts that hold the rails to the corners. The holes are wider than the bolts, to allow for adjustment when tightening the bolts.




The holes go through the rails, and mark the target spots on the corners.




To maintain straightness, we used the drill press to finish the holes.




Brass inserts will hold the bolts without stripping the wood. A ratcheting screwdriver is perfect, as cordless screwdrivers just don't have the power, and non-ratcheting screwdrivers require constant readjustment of your grip.

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Old 03-15-2008, 11:49 PM   #275
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Everything was oiled...




and (after curing for a few days) waxed.

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Old 03-15-2008, 11:55 PM   #276
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And everything was complete!

Here are the completed corners. You can see the edges of some smooth furniture gliders on two of them. I put the gliders on the other two after the picture was taken.




And the sides.




And with the help of a handy cordless screwdriver, it comes together!

If you look back to the original plans, you may notice I omitted the middle slat. After checking how my current bed was set up, I decided that the extra slat wouldn't have helped appreciably, and skipped it.





And with the mattresses:






Aaaahhh....

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Old 03-16-2008, 12:38 AM   #277
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:40 AM   #278
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It'll be beautiful and useful for decades and decades!
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:11 AM   #279
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Cool! Now all you need is a matching nightstand....
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:59 PM   #280
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Wow...that is awesome - looks fantastic!...and you're a lefty too!
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:16 PM   #281
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Thanks!
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:57 PM   #282
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That is so cool. So cool! Awesome job!!
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:10 PM   #283
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I really like how it turned out. Great job!
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:35 PM   #284
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Thanks, it really ended up matching my initial plan quite well, which is cool. The outer corners aren't rounded over, the feet are shaped a bit differently, and there's no middle slat (which isn't visible anyway). Other than that, it looks just like I envisioned.

I currently have an endtable my grandfather made on one side (occasionally slightly visible in those last photos), and a storage box nee shipping crate on the other (moved out of the way for the photos). Neither of which match particularly well, but i like them.

For now...
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Old 03-22-2008, 10:21 PM   #285
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This, for those with proper eyewear, may display the hovering better.

Here's a bigger version, if you like.

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