With all of the materials and tools needed to start fabrication Frederick made his way from the mainland to take part in the construction. Cutting the lumber was made quick using a power miter saw with a 60 tooth finishing blade. Smooth and accurate cuts were made
When the lumber was all cut to size came the marking up of all the pieces for drilling. This was made relatively simple using the 1:1 scale templates available with the plans. At this time the combination square I purchased showed to be an invaluable and versatile tool. Everyone should have one of these in their toolbox.
After lots of careful measuring and scribing by Fred the drilling was made simple with the drill press. Without it the process would have taken at least twice as long and been half as accurate. At the end of the first day we had all of the critical drilling completed. Next morning we quickly drilled and countersunk holes for screwing the frame pieces together.