So… Been working on the landing (AKA “Cattle Guard”). I can see right away that….This is going to be a big project for me. Many complex joints, but more than anything else is lotsa sand – Dark wood is unforgiving – I’m going to pin all the joints and cover with Mountain Mahogany plugs in the G~n~G style – they compliment the Walnut and cost nothing compared to Ebony. It’s a good start! I know the carcass doesn’t meet code, but we don’t have any kids and the only place there is potential is on the landing – there is a 5 1/2” opening between rails. It’ll work until after I’m dead.
The next big decision is trying to figure out the round-overs. I don’t want any sharp edges, but the joints require a lot of thought before I just start rounding over – So far Great Fun!
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