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Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Bed Design
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2017, 05:38 AM »
I received the Festool connectors a day early and I have experimented with the bed frame joints using one connector and one Domino tenon. I have not fully set the barbs on the anchor as that is irreversible. I mocked up one corner and one leg using poplar. The clients have somewhat modified the leg design after seeing the poplar prototype. Better now than after the bed is fully built.

Cutting the mortises for the connector is complex and one has to carefully follow the directions. Accuracy is critical!

I considered using 2 connectors at each corner, but decided I wanted the full strength of a 14mm tenon in addition to a connector. I'll glue the tenon on one side of the joint and cross pin it with a screw at the other side. I should have a strong joint that can be easily taken apart.

The New Brit Workshop video is an excellent guide.

I was very pleased with my eBay transaction. The seller promptly answered two questions and the 8 connectors were new and complete. One needs a 14mm cutter for the Domino XL. The cutter is not included. The seller was upfront saying the cutter was not included.
Birdhunter

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