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wh    Posted 11-08-2004 at 09:36:22       [Reply]  [No Email]

Queen size.

deadcarp    Posted 11-08-2004 at 11:26:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
good looking proect! you mentioned buying the twists. my buddy made a twister outa a car rearend - one wheel sets on the floor end and he turns the tire to twist square rods. driveshaft is a kinda faceplate with a chuck, then the sq rod goes to a welded splined holder.

wh    Posted 11-08-2004 at 11:41:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
since our projects are sold up front i buy the "baskets / twist" parts from ornamental iron in houston tx. they are around 2.50 each. always the same and don't have to worry with them. on the other hand the curves in the bed frame are hand formed using a roller and a large vise. not many students have the "eye" it takes to make the 4 needed for a bed all alike. generally make 1-2 beds like this a year just to show them that it can be done.

Alias    Posted 11-08-2004 at 10:03:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Showoff, nobody keeps a shop that clean. You trying to make the rest of us feel bad?

Good looking bed though. Didja build it from scratch or just remodeled it?.......gfp

~Lenore    Posted 11-08-2004 at 11:09:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hmmmm....clean shop with a bed in it....
That's a lot better than a doghouse should it be needed. LOL

Really nice looking piece of craftsmanship.

wh    Posted 11-08-2004 at 11:03:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
from scratch. bought the twisted parts. made the curves. bed is 1 1/2 tubing in the 4 corner post and 1/2 and 3/4 for rest of it. not that heavy.

Willy-N    Posted 11-08-2004 at 09:56:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is nice now you make me want my welder even more! Mark H.

toolman    Posted 11-08-2004 at 10:24:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
i have an oldtimer friend that builds a few like that for family, they are beautiful just like this one, only draw back i saw about it was it was quite heavy for moving, but they will last a life time, i think that was why he was building them for his family at that time he had just gone through some serious illness,and wanted to give them something to remember him by just in case i think.nice work wh .i guess you can buy things like iron leaves and stuff but he didn,t he was making his own i watched him quite interesting, he took an old welding rod to make the lines in the leaves simple yet effective, always interesting to watch these folks work.

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