Yet another post in this well-worn path leading to completion of a tsuitate, a type of Japanese portable room divider.
At the conclusion of the previous post, I was one or two kerfs away from closing up the joints at the lower ends of the legs. So, without further ado, here’s that kerfing I was talking about:
I next tackled the profiling of the main frame member, so as to create the look of a two piece frame out of one piece. I first worked at my router table with a top bearing guided rebating bit to take off what I could- about 5/8″. Then it was time to slide the parts back together, ah one:
Here’s how one corner looked as I was getting close to completion:
Here’s that joint I was kerfing earlier, now that the rebating has been completed:
I followed up by giving the sides of the sill piece a skim with the plane:
It was the end of the day, and it was a hot one, and I’m not one to force things, so I decided to conclude their fitting another time. But hey, I could stand the complete frame up now on the feet to get a sense of the thing:
Getting close now. All that remains is a little more fiddling of the fit here and there, the assembly of the grill work, fitting the grill work to the frame pieces, mortising for the foot pegs, preparing the shachi sen (wedges) for the upper frame joints, and another trial assembly or two I’m sure. Stay tuned, and thanks so much for your visit today. –> go to post 26