Progress on Angle Madness has been slow with the amazing heat in my shop: 95-98ºF.
I think this will add a nice finishing touch to the diamond shape. It isn't Dominoed or attached in any way for this photo; it is just sitting there. The lengths of the pieces need to exactly match the lengths of the pieces below for the corners to exactly line up and give a cross pattern to the joint. Now that all the pieces are cut very close, I'll trim the 2 that are a hair too long. I'm amazed I accidentally cut them "too long"!
If you click the photos to see them larger and zoom, you can see the registration marks I made on veneer tape kept the grain nice and continuous. It'll wrap nicely.
Speaking of that fatiguing heat... it finally broke me down... I'm getting a Fujitsu 30CLX1 mini-split A/C unit installed this weekend. I. Can't. Wait. :) It's oversized, but the beauty of the mini-splits is the inverter-driven compressors. Once they get close to the target temperature, they cool less and work less. Having it oversized means it'll be able to drop the temperature faster (or handle a larger shop when I move!) Compare that to a normal home A/C unit that isn't inverter driven: they come on hard then shut off at the target temperature so they tend to hammer the compressor. If one is oversized, it cycles hard and is bad for the unit. No such penalty for the mini-splits.
The fact that I can have the unit easily disconnected for moving then re-installed makes the purchase easier. Plus I'll get its benefit many nights of the week from June through end of September. Definitely past due.
Scheduling the install killed my motivation to be in the shop this week when next week it will be... comfortable!