Blow-out

So got an hour in in the morning before the moving cloud arrived. Started with the marked-out inner mortices for the second leg frame, sawed out the parts that could be sawn out and then started chopping away at the waste…

And then with one tap, half the mortice fell out on the front leg mortice, in one chunk, which looked suspicious so I checked and sure enough, it had split back past the intended knifewall (which I’d tapped with the chisel to deepen but that didn’t help) and there’s a quarter-inch wedge missing. I recovered the wedge and I’ll glue it in at the end, but why did…

Oh, I see. Hit the portion below that knot line, split along it and took a chunk from behind the glue line as well. Brilliant. Pineapple-ing knots…

As to the rest of the day, total loss. Forecast looks okayish for tomorrow, we’ll see…

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