Gateway (55)

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.

4 thoughts on “Gateway (55)

  1. Chris,
    You're the real deal. I've looked forward to reading your posts every day for the past couple years. I hope to meet you some time. Please keep posting frequently. You're an inspiration to us all!

    Thank you.


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