The coffee table build progresses – you’ve arrived at station 6 on the climb.
Work continues on the shelf frame members. I received the custom shaper tooling a few days back – here’s a look at the profile for the outer edge of the shelf frame:
The next task in the tick list was to dado the shelf frame members for the shelf panel. I set up my router table carefully, using some MDF to span the slightly uneven opening in the router table, and to make the fence a zero-clearance cut zone:
I was able to effect a certain amount of the cutting with the router, but ultimately these finish out with a bunch of chisel work:
A marking knife served double duty as a chisel:
The meeting spot of the shachi-sen mizo and the rear vertical wall of the joint is a little fiddly to clean out – again, my marking knife proved useful:
With both halves cut out, I could reassemble to check how things looked:
I finished the day by making the stock for the parallelogram-shaped wedges, along with the various splines and pegs which will be required for the joinery in all locations.
Thanks for swinging by on your travels. Post 7 follows.