Jon Carroll Woodworks

Bedlocks on the Posts – Redemption!

Bed MortiseAfter getting beaten up by the plywood, I really do feel better that I managed to set in 8 perfect mortises for the mating lock plates using hand tools only (sans power drill ) for the four-post bed. Working with the pine was really nice and I was 100% satisfied with the results.  By the last mortises I had it down to about 12-13 minutes a piece. Very happy for a short afternoon in the shop.

Here’s a quick demonstration of how I went about it.

One comment on “Bedlocks on the Posts – Redemption!

  1. woodworksbyjohn
    July 10, 2015

    Very nice, I like how you used a forstner to establish the outer radius — I always try to find a gouge which never seems to work! Thanks


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