When I cut the curve in the upper and lower crest rails there was a fair bit of scrape left over. I had planed to use this for the floating tenons. The mortise was ½” wide so I ripped the tenons just a bit thicker to ensure a tight fit.
I used a ½” round over bit in the router to clean up the edges.
A bit of sanding. A stroke or 2 with the plane and file and they were done..
Time to soften the edges of the side rails. Using the go to tools, file, plane and spoke shave.
The first dry fit.
The end is getting close. I can see a light at the end of the tunnel….Or is that a train?
Any ways. Time to start on the side and cross stretchers, but I’ll leave that for next time. Thanks fer lookin’.