Well, after much cussing and fighting, got all the rails fitted to their mortises.
This being the last on this side of the door. Wound up making it an open ended affair. The lock rail took the longest, and I think I traced it’s ancestry back about ten generations…
Ok, when I go to assemble the door for the final time, I will install a few wedges into each tenon, then pin the joint with a couple of dowel pins.
Managed to measure for the center stile, and get the measurements for two raised panels. Decided to just do the two panels today. Cut a few boards to about 29-1/2” long, needed a little extra to trim to square. Didn’t have exactly the right width, of course, so a glue up of two boards each to make the panel blanks. Happen to have two LONG pipe clamps, long enough to span between the two benches. Not going to do seperate panels, when I have clamps long enough to do both at once.
I leave the lights out for now, and let the panels cook overnight. Next time down in the Dungeon Shop:
I have a center stile to cut upon. Two grooves and two tenons, with the 45 details, too. Need a groove cut into the bottom rail. Rip and size two panel blanks and get them ready to raise a panel out of them, with a hand plane, of course.
Maybe this weekend, I can get the other stile chopped and fitted? Worn out from all the cussing. About like a D.I. after the first day of Recruit Training…..Whew.
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