I’m gonna focus a bit on how I made the arc as it is a little more complicated than the rest of the process.
To get the arc to the right proportion, I needed to laminate two pieces of wood. Here, I am laying out where the arc will fit using my template.
I’m used biscuits for alignment and to hopefully protect against de-lamination. It’s important to lay out where the biscuits are so that they don’t show when the arc is cut.
Biscuits are cut.
Wood is dimensioned and the lines are re-laid out.
Tenon partially cut on the band-saw.
A jig to router out the tenons.
Tenons after routing.
Cut out on the bandsaw.
Trimming the shoulder.
Now the template comes back into play. I use it as a pattern. I use a pattern bit on the router to clean up the
The pattern bit only gets so far.
Flip it and finish it up with a flush trim bit.
Now I have an arc that is ready to be fitted to the mortises.
-- Christ was a carpenter...a fact that humbles and inspires me.