Mortising The Ends Of Long Boards
Mortising the ends of long boards is post about Beds bookmarked by roy with ID 13347262428 was uploaded on 05-04-2019 and has been viewed 268,250 times.
In Fine Woodworking #268, Michael Cullen builds a contemporary Arts and Crafts bed.In it, he uses simple brackets to attach the headboard and footboard to the side rails.It got me thinking about how I would mortise the end of an 81-in.
board to receive the bed hardware.I asked Michael how he did it, and he told me he used his multi-router, a very expensive horizontal mortiser.Well, that's great if you're one of the masters and have a multi-router, but what about us mortals? I did what any woodworker with easy access to Mike Pekovich would do and asked him how he'd go about the difficult task.
It shouldn't have shocked me when he suggested using a router fitted with a bushing and a shopmade guide...