Today's task was to fabricate the stub posts, tsuka, for the two cabinets, and...well, let's just forget the 'and' part because it never happened. I often have a list with several 'ands' in it, but things don't always go as quickly as one might hope. There were a lot of steps to making these little posts.
These little posts are only 1.0" square in size, and I have rough milled the parts last week. It's a bit of a pain to try and joint such little tiny sticks on the jointer, so I squared them up in the mill. It was slower, but safer and super precise.
Then I milled dadoes on two sides of the post to fit around the shedua stand off boards:
After the dadoes were cut, I used the mill again to process a coved cut on the outer arris, then trimmed the parts to length:
There are four pieces here, in case it wasn't clear:
A few steps later, I had the tenons cut on both ends and the chamfering complete on all 8 pieces:
Fitting could then commence:
The end panels slide down between the posts:
Posts fitted to one half of one assembly:
I then repeated the process of fitting the posts to the other half of that frame 'sandwich'. That task complete, I could put the two halves together:
On to frame #2:
The bonnets temporarily situated in position for a look-see:
Next round I plan to deal with the mechanism to attach the bonnet to the top of the carcase. Hope to see you again then. Thanks for visiting the Carpentry Way.