Tuesday, December 27
The grain needs to run side to side - so that it will expand and contract at the same rate as the tall part of the side pieces - so I've made up several short pieces that will be jointed and glued together to make the panel for the headboard. But first I need to flatten one side and one edge on the jointer, then surface plane them to 3/32 over finished size. This panel will not go through the surface planer, so I'll need to take it to finished size on the big drum sander. Removing very much wood this way will take a very long time, so I work with minimal overage.
Many, many light passes gets the job done.
I took photographs of that step and of the completed panel, but something happened to those and they are not on my camera.
All that remains is some sanding and the headboard will be ready to join to the side pieces.
Tomorrow we'll make the footboard and we'll be ready to put together the cradle body.
See you then!