This is four days after the last storm I posted about. This is what’s in front of our house. We’ve had several inches since then with more expected today.
Meanwhile I’m completing the the art nouveau style mirror frame. The last ribbon of wood, fret as I call it, is just about finished.
This is how it lies into the back of the mirror frame.
Two other frets, completed and ready to be glued in with the fret patterns.
As I was milling the tenons on my router set up as an end mill, for some reason the site of this graceful arc of wood clamped to this machine inspired me to take out my camera and shoot today’s shop series.
The tenons, or end tabs, are initially milled by this end mill.
I have to finish the joint by hand though. This is because the face being trimmed will have to mate against the inside curved surface of the mirror frame.
After I have the joints completed I shape the cross section into a gentle, flowing curve. I start by carving bevels that are eventually refined into the final curved section.
This flowing bevel or chamfer reminds me of the path a down hill skier might take or even a surfer flowing across the face of a wave. It’s been a very long time since I did any down hill skiing and from the looks of the snow and ice it will be a while before I do any surfing. Winter!