Monday, March 19, 2018

Dark Chocolate and Sponge Cake (6)

After quite a spell of toiling, the 4 latticework panels are completed, featuring 'fully woven' laps between bars:

Another view:

This pattern is termed, generally, chidori-gōshi, with chidori roughly translating as 'houndstooth check'. Kōshi/~gōshi, heavier stock than kumiko, the type of lattice normally seen on shōji, etc. could be called 'bars' or 'grillwork'.

The floating tenons, used to attached the latticework assemblies to their surrounding frames, are made next - here, I'm about halfway through making them:

The attachment of the floating tenons is going to be rather time consuming. While I'm working on that for the next while, I'm also moving along the joinery on the upper framework for the cabinet.

To that end, I've set up some paring blocks to trim the end grain of the lap joints:

Here's a view mid-process:

A closer look:

First task is to clean the 90˚ end walls to the line:

Some shots now of the joint pairs after the mitered end walls have been trimmed also; this first pair I'll call set #1:

And here's #2:

Lookit all da white flecks...



I'm enjoying working the 'other' mahogany.

The first step after a bit more lay out is to rough trim the miter return on the end of the lap:

This pair has already had the mitered clips trimmed to their marks:

Onward and upward-  lots of joinery work still to go on these frames. Thanks for visiting the Carpentry Way. Post 7 follows.


  1. Nice, nice work on the triaxial weave lattices, Chris!

    I don’t recall having seen those large paring blocks on the blog before. Did you machine those yourself on the Zimmerman? Aluminum?

    1. John,

      your comment is much appreciated. Those parallels, which I've had for a couple of years, are tool steel, and made in China. Less than $100 and accurate to 0.0005" - an ebay purchase I do not regret.


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