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Tornado Bed: a slight change in plans

The next step. I need to cut the slots for the panels and stub tenons on the stiles. In my last post on the Tornado Bed, I had completed the basic structure of the headboard. The next step in the process was to form the parts needed to complete the panel assembly. While doing this, I decided to make a change that caused about a week delay in my progress. I have re-created the scenario leading up to the change below: The slots. I use a scrap to form a 1/4″ deep slot. I nibble away material at my table saw. An uneasy feeling sets in. I repeatedly take the scrap and fit it to the panel until the slot is snug. As I handle the panel, I realize I can’t stand the sight of it’s grain. If I am going to move forward as a craftsman, I am going to have to learn to be more patient. I originally selected 1 x 8 material for these panels. This meant I could glue up two …