Saturday, April 3, 2010
The last couple of days have been spent selecting and then cutting the majority of the pieces for the crib to their rough sizes. Boy, there's lots of slats and just like the directions say, they're easiest to cut if you do it on the bandsaw and (in their words) cut it like a slab of bacon. The plans called for a total of 46 so at this point I have about 60 of them roughed out. Before I make them the final thickness I need to set up a test piece to get the exact thickness to fir the mortise -- sharpen that chisel set first to make it through the 100 mortises or so.