Tuesday, January 8, 2019

I wrote this a month ago, amid the tortuous delirium that is the holiday season.
Compiling images from the prior month or so before that
so here it is, entirely unfinished, no snazzy intro, we're just gonna jump in 'cause it ain't gonna get posted otherwise

(nothing here, just a breath before the onslaught)

-the big curves had to be at least close, as the groove would conceal all but the most egregious of disparity

using a combination of rip saw, hatchet, slick and spokeshave I got as close as possible, then removed an eighth from the bottom edge so the whole panel will float between the two rails

Simply a matter of trial and error

The biggest challenge by far is the lack of space in my shop, most of the parts are nearly eight feet

definitely bashed my headlights with a plane a time or two

double check the groove before cutting

cutting the tongue and tenon is simple and straightforward

and chopping the mortice and groove is equally quick

What a pleasure when the whole assembly slides home freely-

I had every intention to complete this post long before the new year
I was distracted by other endeavors

which would turn out to be dead ends
then come home to a whole new project

and am still seeking moments to find that one through to completion