Today I finished the lower part of the turrets. The bottom pieces were glued up this morning.
Then when they were dry (enough) I attached them to the turrets:
Then I did a test fit a few hours later and here is what it looks like:
Looking good, so I moved on to glue up the corbels and main turret platform like so:
As everything dried I cut out two 9″ diameter circles from the 1/2″ plywood for the tops of the two turrets. More fun with the scrollsaw! These will eventually be lined with “crenellations made out of the 1/8” hardboard. To make the crenellations, I think I’m going to use the drill press and drill half-holes along the length of the board. The effect will be the same as square holes but it should take a LOT less time. And I doubt Kylie will care or notice the dofference.
But…hehe…that will take a drill press table. Luckily I came up with an idea for one that shouldn’t take too much time to make. That will be next….
In the meantime here’s a parting shot of the left turret with its top in dry fit mode. I am so excited with how this is turning out!
Time today: 2 hours.
Total time: 15 hours, 15 minutes.