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drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
May 26, 2014 - 06:39pm PT
Time to outfit my new rig, Morrison.

Credit: drljefe

I'm not much of a builder but I'm a decent McGyver.

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Credit: drljefe

Just want a simple bomber bed and storage for weekend runs up the mountain.

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Credit: drljefe

Credit: drljefe

Credit: drljefe

Leggs was a great helper. Chicks always look cool with tools.

"and together we will flow into the mystic"
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
May 26, 2014 - 09:40pm PT
^^^^^^OSM ^^^^^^^
(When my son was 4 he informed me he could spell "awesome")
Very nice! Beautiful rounded cuts. That is a first order "goin' to the hills" vehicle. Have fun! I don't see The Rosebud's throne just yet????

Susan
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
May 26, 2014 - 10:29pm PT
The demo portion of putting in a new boulder at Sanctuary Rock Gym:

Taking down a Ben Moon style training wall.
Taking down a Ben Moon style training wall.
Credit: socialclimber

Getting to the original systems wall behind the Moon wall.
Getting to the original systems wall behind the Moon wall.
Credit: socialclimber

At the main wall... to be continued.
At the main wall... to be continued.
Credit: socialclimber

Charles
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
May 27, 2014 - 12:03pm PT
The lion's share of the heavy lifting was done by our friend/contractor, but for the last six months my own weekends have been speant laboring on our Yosemite West vacation home (Sierra Haven) do over. I've climbed exactly once. Here are some before/afters taken w/ my iPhone. I need to get better pics.

http://www.sierrahaven.com …if you want to know more or stay. We finished this up at the last possible minute, so there are still some big empty blocks.

Kitchen Before…I joked that we should get wooden appliances too.
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Kitchen After…
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Main Area Before…
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Main Area After (new slate floors, lighting, furniture)
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Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
May 27, 2014 - 12:06pm PT
"Powder Room" off master bath before:
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And if you were wondering what was a worse idea than that wallpaper…it would be the carpet in the master potty nook.
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We took out the pocket door. Here's the master bath after:
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Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
May 27, 2014 - 12:08pm PT
Master Bed Before…we spent like 4 days stripping wallpaper from every surface in this house that was not wood.
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Master Bed After
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Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
May 27, 2014 - 12:09pm PT
Main Level Bath Before
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Main Level Bath After
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Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
May 27, 2014 - 12:13pm PT
Deck Before
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Deck After (Deck still needs more work.)
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Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
May 27, 2014 - 12:18pm PT
Nice, Melissa!

DMT
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 2, 2014 - 08:02am PT
Hey woodworkers, I've got a question.

My SO and I want to build a bed for her place. She wants a four poster, and I want to see either curly maple or curly birch for the headboard, with a little bit of scroolwork.

I've got most tools, and am beginning to set up a useable shop in the barn. The only thing I'm lacking is a lathe, and I've got access to one.

While I'm a decent carpenter, I'm no woodworker.

My question regards joinery. Is there any preferred style for beds? And, what are your thoughts on a bed with the above mentioned species for a headboard and a different (cheaper) species for the frame? I'd guess that the posts should match the headboard, which is doable. I've sourced materials and while they're not cheap, they're around.

Additionally, the headboard would need to be joined to create one usable slab, biscuits? Will that hold up to long term use?

If anyone wants to give pointers to a hopeful woodworker I'd be most stoked.

Thanks,
Brandon-
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 2, 2014 - 08:51am PT
Brandon, I would advise you to use knock-down bed hardware unless she never
plans on moving. There are berry strong and totally invisible sets available.
Hafele has good ones if you can decipher their website and I imagine Rockler
has decent if expensive ones. There are also a number of small companies
that produce very nice turned posts. You could make a really nice square
tapered post with just yer table saw and stick a bought googledeegaw/finial
on top. Lots of googledeegaws available.

http://www.adamswoodproducts.com/
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 2, 2014 - 08:57am PT
Reilly, I like the idea of a tapered post with a chamfered edge and a finial on top. Big timesaver. As far as the joinery goes, it's something I want to learn. You do make a very strong point with hardware though, as her place is a rental. Thanks!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 2, 2014 - 09:00am PT
B, when I say knockdown I only mean the side pieces would be loose. I would
still use mortise and tenon for the headboard and footboard units. You can
do that with an auger and yer chisel and some tapered pegs.

ps
And I only say tapered pegs because it would be in Vermont where you might
get run out of town if you didn't. The glued mortise and tenon joint doesn't
need the pegs for strength. They're just for show. ;-)
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 2, 2014 - 09:08am PT
Cool, that makes sense. Any ideas on joining material for the headboard? I could use a veneered ply, but I really would like to use the real deal. Grain won't match, that might look ugly. I'm still in the planning and preparation stages. I like to cover the six P's before embarking on a project. Especially one that's out of my comfort range.

Edit; I have many friends who are accomplished timberframers, maybe a true M&T joint would be in order. My buddy has a chain mortiser, but that seems like it would be way too large for this project. So, super small mortises and tenons along the joint, akin to a dovetail?
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Jun 2, 2014 - 09:10am PT
This is really a great thread.

Thanks for showing & talking about all the great work.

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 2, 2014 - 09:16am PT
Ok, one more question for now. To build a frame for a bed that only needs a single mortise joint and some glue, what dimensions for material are we talking about?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 2, 2014 - 09:21am PT
Any ideas on joining material for the headboard?

Not quite sure what you mean but I would only use real wood, knott plywood.
You can make a quick but accurate jig to rout yer tenons. The challenge
will be the mortises. Dead simple if you want to invest in a cheap drill
press though or you can come borrow my mortiser. ;-) Obviously you need to
practice for the mortises but you gotta be sure the practice pieces and the
finish pieces are exactly the same thickness. (Don't be offended) You can
hog off the majority with even a skilsaw before you rout off the last 1/8".
I would advise you not to try and make the router cut exact - I would hand
plane to fit. Remember - snug but knott too tight.

ps
Didn't see yer post on dimensions. For visual appeal I would make my posts
a good 2-1/2" to 3" at the base before the taper starts. The cross pieces
I would go with 6/4 although 5/4 would be OK as long as the tenon is 3/4".
I would certainly have two cross pieces at the head. One at the foot is good
enough although I would be inclined to use two.
Pajamas

climber
Wilderness, Home
Jun 2, 2014 - 12:46pm PT
Credit: Pajamas

My platform gher up in the mtns. Home sweet home.
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Jun 2, 2014 - 06:07pm PT
Nice PJ.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jun 3, 2014 - 05:31am PT
I bought a cast bronze sword and added a scale tang grip.

Bronze sword is a replica of a Greek Mycenaean G2b sword that was cast in the U.K. by replica sword maker Neil Burridge.

Grip scale tangs are made from wooly mammoth ivory from Siberia.

Pommel scales are made from olive wood burl from Israel.

The original cast bronze sword before I added the scale tang grips.
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

The completed sword with the wooly mammoth ivory and olve wood scale grips.
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Weapon in hand.
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

The completed scabbard
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat


I sliced my thumb wide open on the sword's edge while I was making a scabbard, so the sword has been christened with blood. (:
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