We’ve enjoyed several spring-like, sunny days but today the weather turned. It was windy and wet. All the same we made some progress on the two righthand end wall plate braces.
The geometry of these is unique as they link to a wall plate turned on its edge – this is an earlier decision. We deduced its position using the following rules:
- The nose of the lower joint must be the same as all the other cross frame braces (one metre down from the top of the post) and
- The slope must be the same.
After marking out the braces…
…we cut the basic shape.
And then cut the tenons.
I then marked out the mortice on the post and cut out the majority of material using the morticer.
My next job will be to clean out this mortice by hand.
We then consulted the weather forecast. This predicted 40 to 50 mile an hours winds tonight.
So, based on a previous experience, the tent came down.
We won’t be working tomorrow due the high winds and rain forecast.