I left off yesterday beginning to mark the rails for this contraption I’m making.
I suppose I could measure them to length, cut them, and nail/screw/biscuit them in, but that would be too easy!! I’m going to use the old “tried and true” through tenons. There is going to be three rails but, for now, I’m only going to work on the outside ones. The middle one is going to have a somewhat different fate…
I marked the tenons using just the ruler itself being the guide for the width, 1 1/8”.
The step that I forgot to photograph yesterday reappears here today. I need to mark a gentle round in the bottom of these and I did it this way, with an old scrap, a ruler, a nail and a pencil
One of the two had a better, more accurate sweep, so after I cut it out I used it to transpose the curve on to the second one
Even though I’ve tried to do these fairly accurately the same, I still use each individual pairing of joints to mark for the mortices, first for width
And then for thickness (using one of the cut-outs)
And that’s it!! Painfully slow, huh? LOL
But I had to stop and try to fix a leaking clothes washer and clean up what had leaked at the same time, and I only had about an hour to spare to begin with… Man, it’s always something!! :)
-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.