Today I am continuing the left side of the first element I started yesterday. I had to make a new part as I broke the other one I made during cutting with chisel.
The part I am making is the side block, that hold the horizontal French clearfs and the two plates used as storage.
I first cut a dovetail type in the vertical beam to mount the horizontal one.
I cut first using a Japanese saw and finished with chisel ( Japanese of course 🙂 ). To make sure the cuts are perfectly straight and perpendicular, I used a small guide.
I also cut the grove where the top plate is coming.
This was all from yesterday, today I cut the grove in the horizontal element to fit the top plate and cut the grove for the lower plate in the vertical beam.
I cut the second slot for the lower shelve. I first use s saw to cut as much as possible. Then remove the wood using a chisel and make the sides. To make the sides, I use a hard wood piece as guide.
It helps me getting the line straight but also helps me to get the cut vertical. I am not good at it so I use all the tricks I can …
When both sides are done, I use my veritas to check the high, I just slide it along and when it stops, I have to remove more material at the bottom. Simple !
And with a bit of patience it is done !
Voila ! That is enough for today, let see tomorrow how far I get.