I did a prototype and rough milled the wood earlier, but by the time the wood had chilled there was a week. Here's a veneer being cut for the back panel.
And here is the wood resting up and de-stressing. It would have been nice to let it rest for a few more weeks...oh well.
Off to the races: Day 1
We have a whole week, let's do a curved door. Careful layout will pay off later.
End of day 1 - joints that fit juuuust right. Shaping tomorrow.
Now we have some shape, and a chamfer w/a little movement.
Shortening the tenon just a little makes the clamping easier. Fast, controlled, and clean with a plane and shooting board. Every home needs one.
8:15pm: glue-up complete, motivational music by Sam Bush.
Boy do bridle joints require a lot of clamps! And so fussy to make perfect; there are many visible joint lines on a bridle and they all have to be spot on.
Used Old Brown Glue, a hide glue formulated by W. Patrick Edwards--strong, repairable, and does not impede finishes like a PVA glue...and there won't be time to deal with finishing problems.