The crucial step of dimensioning the stock was a physical and tedious process. I’m in decent shape, but wasn’t expecting such a workout. Each piece needed to be planed to 2-1/8” thickness and be perfectly square so that the joints line up. Quite a task on long heavy pieces.
After the laminating was finished, the stock was made flat and square.
The length of the wood made it a challenge for my 6 inch Jointer.
Planer and dust collector got quite a workout. I emptied the bin three times.
Final trimming on the new miter station.
All set to the specified dimensions. On to some fun.
Now she’s starting to look like a gate.
Next step joints!
-- Christ was a carpenter...a fact that humbles and inspires me.