Today was the day for putting the gates together!
We dry fitted our components to verify our measurements & began the process of assembling the gates. The first picture shows the insertion of 4” x ½” dcwel rods into holes we drilled in the mortise channel of the stiles. The dowels will line up with corresponding holes in the tenon located on each rail. The dowels coupled with the water resistant glue will insure a strong joint.
The next step involved the panels we engraved the previous day.
The next two pictures show the insertion of the panels into their respective slots.
With all the components aligned & glued, it’s on to our hydraulic clamp carrier where we will let the glue cure until Monday.
Check back Monday as we bring this project to completion…