Post 55 in an ongoing series describing the design and construction of a kabukimon, a type of Japanese gate. This is a project for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Post 1 in this series can be found here if you’d like to start at the beginning. Each post links to the next at the bottom of the page.
Short and sweet today. I am under the weather and staying home from the shop today, which is just as well since it is tax season and I needed to do a bunch of paperwork anyhow.
Yesterday saw me through the jointing, planing, layout and mortising work on the side door stiles:
The through mortises are 10mm wide.
The variation in the mortises is related to the fact that one of the stiles accepts hinges, while the other does not:
A little while later the mortises for the battens were cleaned out to the lines:
All for now. Hoping to be not too sick so I can return to action tomorrow after my appointment with the tax advisor. We’ll see how it goes. Post 56 next.