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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 11, 2014 - 02:49pm PT
Onto the next...

Credit: Brandon-

34' LVL with 24' DF rafters on one side, 20' spruce on the other side. Killer view to boot.

Framing with the pros, I feel inadequate. Good knowledge regardless. It's ok to be the low man on the pecking order sometimes. My mind is a sponge.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Jun 11, 2014 - 02:55pm PT
Nothing like having a Lull around,aye?
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jun 11, 2014 - 06:08pm PT
Nothing like having a Lull around,aye?

One of the reasons I left NH is because there were too many lulls in my work.

*rimshot
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Jun 11, 2014 - 06:22pm PT
Yes,I believe the lulls are over,Edge.[hopefully]
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 19, 2014 - 01:51pm PT
Bump. What's everyone building?

I'm still on the same projects, so nothing much to share.
The Hawk

climber
Jun 19, 2014 - 02:00pm PT
Bump. What's everyone building?

I'm still on the same projects, so nothing much to share.

Haha, are you building any more tough-guy PMs? Lol
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jun 19, 2014 - 04:45pm PT
Brandon,

I just checked in on this thread, and noticed your question on a bed frame.

I'm involved with building a timber frame addition onto my house, but if I get a chance, I'll take a few pictures of a cherry bed I made about 30 years ago.

The headboard and footboard are both permanently glued together. All four post are 4" Cherry, not glued up, turned on a lathe. Each post is morticed for headboard and footboard. I used a Bridgeport Milling machine, ( which I still use), for the morticing.

The side rails are real heavy Cherry, about 2" thick X 8" deep. with hefty tennons on each end, which mortice into the post. I made custom bed bolts, about 1/2 dia. X 8" long, which are recessed into post, ( covered by those classic brass covers), The rails have 1" round holes, ( not thru holes), on the inside, which are fitted with steel plugs tapped to accept the 1/2 bolts.
The bed completely comes apart in minutes by simply tightening or loosening the four bolts with a socket wrench. It is also EXTREMELY rugged, and will last 100's of years. My bed is a Queen size, but obviously you can make it any size you want.

Rotate or zoom in on the pictures for more detail. Hope this helps.
Headboard- totally glued up piece. Lower part morticed for side rails.
Headboard- totally glued up piece. Lower part morticed for side rails.
Credit: steveA
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jun 19, 2014 - 04:49pm PT
Footboard- glued up assembly-lower part also morticed for side rails. ...
Footboard- glued up assembly-lower part also morticed for side rails.
The tenons on side rails are real heavy-about 3/4 x 5". The side rails are about 2" thick x 8" deep-solid cherry
Credit: steveA
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jun 19, 2014 - 04:54pm PT
View of footboard assembly-permanently glued up. The bed bolt is about...
View of footboard assembly-permanently glued up. The bed bolt is about 8" long. The side rail is drilled thru end grain, centered on tenon, and has a counterbored hole on inside to accept steel plug, threaded for 1/2 inch bolt.
Credit: steveA
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jun 19, 2014 - 04:57pm PT
Photo shows side rail joining post. This bed is rock slid due to heavy...
Photo shows side rail joining post. This bed is rock slid due to heavy construction.
Credit: steveA
The Hawk

climber
Jun 19, 2014 - 10:02pm PT
crude crack hangboard. If I can manage it, it will go fist, tight hands, loose fangers, tight fangers, then a big gap for either double-fist stack, or hand-fist (haven't decided)...then fist, tight hands, loose fangers, tight fangers. Allows for pullups galore, mounted ultimately to a couple studs on the garage wall.

Rigging up hangboard on a removable plank, that will hook onto the front of the whole thing, and can be easily removed when done. Also need to fashion some durable spots for hanging from ice tools (level and staggered)

bottom edge will connect last
bottom edge will connect last
Credit: The Hawk

rough layout, cams are in connected planks, got too late for the noise...
rough layout, cams are in connected planks, got too late for the noise of the drill
Credit: The Hawk
The Hawk

climber
Jun 20, 2014 - 11:16pm PT
progress

Wifey discovered she loves the drill. The removable hangboard is dialed in, the support brackets are screwed in to the studs, but not the main body (yet). Underestimated the depth of the base, I'll probably trim the brackets back so they aren't in the way. Just need to figure out the best way to hang from it on my ice tools as well.

"I love this drill!"
"I love this drill!"
Credit: The Hawk

dueling fist/tight hand/loose finger/finger cracks, with a double fist...
dueling fist/tight hand/loose finger/finger cracks, with a double fist stack in the center
Credit: The Hawk
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jun 21, 2014 - 03:24pm PT
Making a 34" wide x 52" long elliptical frame for a glass top coffee table. Last Saturday I planed the boards to thickness, then miter cut them to match the angles on my full size drawing. Each half of the eight glue lines was mortised 1 3/4" x 5/16" x 2" deep for loose tenons. Everything was dry fit then disassembled for glue up.

The oval orifice.
The oval orifice.
Credit: Edge

I glued up the whole mess with polyurethane glue (which I never use but seemed appropriate here) and clamped individual sections down to a dead flat MDF base covered with taut plastic sheeting. The joints were then lathered with glue and pushed together, with final clamping across the glue line courtesy of pinch dogs, an old timey but fabulously simple and effective device.

Pinch dogs.
Pinch dogs.
Credit: Edge

These are sunk in the waste wood that will be cut away, and develop tremendous pressure.

Tight is right.
Tight is right.
Credit: Edge

Today I popped off the clamps and dogs, then scraped off the glue squeeze out before sanding the frame flat. There was one small knot void on the underside, which I filled with fine sawdust from the shop vac sander hose, thin cyanoacrylate glue, accelerator, and a final sanding.

There is always a supply of matching, fine sawdust just inside the sho...
There is always a supply of matching, fine sawdust just inside the shop vac hose adaptor.
Credit: Edge

To complete the engineered top it will get veneered top and bottom with 1/16" thick plain sliced cherry veneer with the grain running perpendicular across the frame's glue lines. Bomber.

The top will then be sawn to shape inside and out (3" wide) and rabbited for a 1/4" glass insert. More pics to come, but I'm only working this one sporadically.

23" wide x 10' long x 1/16" thick cherry veneer.
23" wide x 10' long x 1/16" thick cherry veneer.
Credit: Edge
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jun 22, 2014 - 09:44am PT
Completely out of the blue I got a message on my business facebook page this morning.

Hi Loran - I'm not sure if you might remember me but my husband Stewart and I bought a wonderful dining table in cherry from you some years back when we were living in Manhattan. I remember you bringing it up 62 stairs (no elevator). I still have and treasure the table. Stewart sadly died in 2003 and I moved last year from NYC down to Florida. I notice you too have moved from NH to Colorado. I'm sitting at the table as I write this. It's oval in shape with two fold down flaps.

Lizzie and her husband commissioned this table in 1989; 25 years ago. I have hard copy photos somewhere, but it was an elliptical top, drop leaf table with a Watco and spray lacquer finish. I recall several things about the job including damaging the finish before delivery and having to scrape off an entire coat of lacquer with a razor blade as well as carrying the table up to their apartment; a half inch larger in any dimension and it would not have fit up the stairway, period.

This was my first commissioned table and I built it in my first shop which I had set up in the basement of an apartment.

Loran Smith Woodworking Global Headquarters circa 1989
Loran Smith Woodworking Global Headquarters circa 1989
Credit: Edge

Kind of a trip getting this great message after a quarter century. It's a great reminder to take pride in your work and to build as though your work will last many lifetimes, as is evidenced by the plethora of early American originals still floating around New England and beyond.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jun 22, 2014 - 03:38pm PT
Credit: o-man
Credit: o-man
For more on this hugely rewarding project click on the link below.
http://rockerwaves.blogspot.com/2014/06/aala-recording-maui_6154.html
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jun 28, 2014 - 04:59pm PT
Veneering the coffee table top frame.

Oversized blank of 1" cherry with 1/16" cherry veneer top and bottom.
Oversized blank of 1" cherry with 1/16" cherry veneer top and bottom.
Credit: Edge
bamboo

Trad climber
pike co
Jun 29, 2014 - 05:19am PT
I recently finished up these barn doors-they serve as partitions between
two dormitories
all 6/4 T&G
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doweling jig
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vintage saw worked and worked!!
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shop made router table works like a mule too
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the machining on these door parts seemed endless!
 four doors!
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telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Jun 29, 2014 - 02:11pm PT

A house I am building in Whitefish this summer. We broke ground the day after I got back from Spring Break in Joshua Tree last April.

Credit: telemon01
Credit: telemon01
Credit: telemon01
Credit: telemon01
Credit: telemon01
Credit: telemon01

Good views of the ski area and Whitefish Range from the 2nd floor

Credit: telemon01
Credit: telemon01
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 30, 2014 - 01:31pm PT
Steve, I thank you for your insight and advice! Sorry it took me so long to say so!

Back to work on life and carpentry and stuff, it's been a busy spring! Frames were built. I just drove by Goose Bay Lumber, and it renewed my thought of a bed. My lady is moving in with me, so it will be a piece for both of us.

I like how checking in with all of you grounds me. I get caught up in what I'm doing, loving and hating it. And then others report back what they have been doing and I'm instantly humbled. I'm not worthy!

This thread rocks!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Jun 30, 2014 - 04:38pm PT
Brandon,It is good to hear that this keeps you grounded.
This is my 38th year of being a carpenter.
If there is one thing in the world that keeps you grounded,It is working hard to build a good rep,a cycle of clients and friends to keep your way of making a living,well,...viable.
If it was not for the huge satisfaction of living up to your word,completing projects,getting references and continuing a schedule of work,I mean,what would you ,me or anyone have.
It is rewarding,not always monetarily.

I too ,look forward to the contributions of all here,Cheers.

All of this helps everyone.

Great looking place Telemon.
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