The 28th post in the series. Another long day, though the first 4 or 5 pictures are overflow from yesterday’s work.
Here’s we I left off yesterday, with the four legs now diminished about 0.25″ on two faces:
The pencil lines you can see define the outline of the two stub tenons. One of those stub tenons is shorter than the other, an idea I took from one of the classic Chinese 3-way miter connection I examined and blogged about earlier in this series. The handsaw as usual proves to be the straightforward way to trim one of the tenons:
Why are tenon heights staggered? It’s not just for amusement, but it involves making each tenon as long as it can possibly be, and the amount of room is different in the mortises between the short aprons and the long ones.
Onward I march. I reconfigured the same jig once again to do another routing operation:
The posts are still not done of course, but the majority of cut out on the upper joint is complete. I still have to cut them to length and shape them. Then they get beaded like the lower edge of the apron. and there is a bit of joinery going on at the lower end of those ‘+’shaped slots in the tops of the posts.
Thanks for coming by today. Another post will follow tomorrow, so please stay tuned. Comments always welcome. For moe, see post 29