Moving right along with the build of a Japanese freestanding partition, or tsuitate as they are termed.
Next step was to process the dadoes in the main frame members for the floating panel, which will be about 0.3125″ wide:
Here’s the separate rail for the bottom of the frame, now also dadoed for the floating panel.The rail will eventually be attached to the lower frame member (sitting below it) with sliding dovetail keys, and to the legs with some sort of partially-mitered dovetail joint (t.b.d.):
With the dadoes done, I started in on roughing out the mortises for the latticework. Since three parts of the frame are curvilinear, mortising is not quite so straightforward, so I made up a couple of jigs, one to fix the pieces, and one for the router:
All for today, thanks for tuning in. –> Go to part 10