Long day today but not too many pictures. This is the 20th installment of a thread describing the design and construction of a Japanese freestanding screen, or tsuitate.
All day long I worked away on the grill bars, or kōshi. In previous episodes I had planed them to dimension, and last week I had commenced cutting the lap joints. Today I cut out the mitered abutment housings and then used a chisel to trim the 45˚ miters. Since I’ve amply covered that sort of thing in previous blog entries, I decided to forgo pictures. Same old same old eh?
After the joints were cut out, I chamfered the pieces:
Well, this isn’t any ordinary grill work, it is mystery grill work. All the sticks, I’ll say at the outset, are continuous intact pieces – no laminated bits or glued-in inserts. I’m using these 26 pieces and no others.
I’m going to try and have some fun with this, and I hope the reader will indulge me. Here’s another clue – the grill work I’m going to do in this project is of the same type as the grill work in the following little structure:
I may drop more clues in later posts, I may not. What I won’t do is show the details of the joints in these bars. That would give it away. Maybe.
All for today. Thanks for dropping by. Ready for more? –> post 21