yes folks it's that time of year...
the temps are back to forgiving and there's some sawing and planing to do!
secret new favorite tools
found I could rip one eight foot slab in ten minutes...
scribble on it a bit...
then chop the tenon cheeks, no problem
ripping the waste, on the other hand, gonna have to get creative
please don't let OSHA know about this
the idea to do this arrived after a catastrophic bout with a Japanese saw and the complete mental breakdown and near abandonment of the whole damn thing
not bad though, huh?
La de da, life goes on, chop the waste...
marvel in your "craftsmanship"
suck it up because you know nobody including those in hell will ever ever ever see this joint again after you destroy the photos of it
really put that new hammer to good use
check to make sure you went far enough
and then, conversely, worry that you've gone too far
yay, all that work and there's nothing to show for it!
'cept it doesn't budge even dry
yup, time to move on
grooves in lower rail to accept panel
next up: panel joinery