First thing to do today is mark out all the hinge fingers on L,R and T. Pretty much like this
The cutting regime is shown here on T. Left to right. Marked out, Sycamore layer removed, Sapele layer removed
When all three fingers are removed the Walnut piece is hinged to this piece with masking tape. Walnut layer lowermost. The knife is used to transfer the outlines to this layer.
The Sapele/Sycamore layer is hinged off of this to reveal the outline markings. These are cut out with the knife as well.
with Sapele downmost the pin is placed in the hinge pin groove and glue applied to the Walnut piece. This is hinged closed again and held until dry (using superglue this is a matter of 30 seconds, ten if you use an accelerator).
This cutting and gluing procedure is repeated for the other two sides (L and R) until this is what you have
These are laid out in the order they will be attached. In the next episode we see what happens when Arthur Dent hits the infinite improbability drive in order to avoid being nuked and cut the back and front (B and F) finger joints.
Now where’s the tea?
Be seeing you.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com