Step 4 in the tsuitate build.
The next step was to take the master template and make a set of individual templates for the leg and top beam sections. Here’s those pieces after I’ve sliced them out of the sheet of Baltic Birch using my jigsaw:
Here are the two secondary templates all ready for use:
Next day I screwed the template to the pieces and set about routing them to shape, using my router table and a 6-step process with 4 different router bits:
You can see I had a little chunky bit tear out of the lower end of the top beam, but I had configured it so as to leave enough waste material just in case I had a little tear out. So, all is well and all in all, that stage went without a hitch.
Here’s the mid point of the top beam:
My next step will be to mark out the joints at the connections between the legs and top, and then I’ll fabricate a jig to enable me to process the joinery cuts with some precision. I choose to use a combination of router work and chisel work to process these joints.
See y’all next time. Thanks for coming by the Carpentry Way. –> go to part 5