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 Post subject: Sleigh Bed started
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:06 pm 
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Started the Sleigh Bed this past weekend. Following is picture of what it should look like and progress to date. Just have post roughed out and mortised.

Don't know about all those curved slats! This may be the most difficult project I've tried, will see how it turns out.

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Thats going to be a cool project.

The design is easy .

Let us know how it goes.


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This is going to be a great project to watch. What wood are you using? Looks almost like Mohogany.

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whats with the clean shop? will be a nice bed.


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Should see the floor! Did clean it today however.

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 Post subject: Sleigh Bed Started
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Roughed out side rails and end rails today as follow. Using Cherry.

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Lumber ready for joint edge and rip to size
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Rails ripped & planed ready for glue up
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The more times I look at the "model", the more I love it, AG!!!

Question: are you going to use the exposed bolts on the uprights at the footboard?

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Very interesting bed design you chose. I don't usually care for sleigh beds but I really like that open design on the headboard and footboard. Keep us posted with progress pictures.


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Great start!

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all those curved slats

That was my immediate reaction to the picture as well.

It's coming along very nicely!

Thanks for sharing.

I'd love to see how you intend to do the slats (in detail ;) ).

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I like it too AG. I'm curious about the curved slats also.
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AG, this is going to be one GREAT craftsman project.
Wish you were closer. I'd love to help with it.
But, can I watch? :)

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Bob Malone wrote:
AG, this is going to be one GREAT craftsman project.
Wish you were closer. I'd love to help with it.
But, can I watch? :)


Bob, I'm only 4 hours away......nanner, nanner!!!!! This is going to be one great project!!!

Thanks, AG, for keeping up with the pictures.

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Yep moving right along its going to look great. And I guess for Vernas sake I'm 2 hrs away nanner nanner.

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You bet Bob, but it will slow down when I get to those slats!

I'm gona post another message tomorow for all who live reasonably close to me.

got something I'm really interested in.

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 Post subject: Sleigh Bed started
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:49 pm 
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Today got the side rails and bottom cross rails glued and milled out. Also got the top cross rails in press. Ha Ha Check out that conglomeration of clamps.

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F.Durocher wrote:
Thats going to be a cool project.

The design is easy . Says the boat builder; The only thing I could build on a boat is the mast and that is if they do not need it rounded :D .

Let us know how it goes.


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I do like the entire design it looks roomy alas our room does not permit roomy only constricted.

personal use or for a client?

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It's for my Neice. I tried to talk her into something different but she had her mind set. Personally I don't much like it, maybe it will grow on me.
AG :)


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 Post subject: Sleigh Bed started
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Update on progress. Had some trouble with tenons, big cut on (cheeks?). Have not needed that kind of tenon in nine years of woodworking! Finally had to cut those with hand saw. Thanks to Dan for the terminology if I have it correct now.

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Looking good!

Getting time for all those scary slats. :D

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