The top rail stays with the lid
Sunday, January 22, 2017
The en panels are complicated, the top rail will be attached to the lid, and in this type of chest, bear the pin on which the lid will hinge. Pardon the modern clamp, the hands of the apprentice would normally fill that role. Besides, they didn't have to photograph their work. Mortises in the front and back will hold the side panels. This is the first of four.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Here the tenon is cut the full width of the board. It will be cut down to fit the mortise. In this way we need not be concerned about tearing the ends of the tenon because that part will be gone. Likewise te edges of the mortise will be internal and hidden.